Earlier this month I was lucky enough to present to some wonderful Texas educators at the Google Apps for Education Texas Summit. My presentation was all about harnessing the powers of the almighty Google search, and it was well received by the educators who were present. In the hopes of sharing the wealth, here is my presentation … Continue reading Harnessing The Powers of Google Search!
This week's featured free app is Miss Spell's Class, which takes commonly misspelled words from Dictionary.com and turns it into a game! Players are presented with 20 words at a time, and must race against the clock to determine whether each word is spelled correctly or incorrectly. With more than 10,000 words in the game, and definitions … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Miss Spell’s Class
I wanted to share an awesome project called Marginal Revolution University started by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University. Essentially, MRUniversity offers MOOCs, or massive open online courses, to the general public about a range of different economics topics. Currently there are six courses offered, including Great Economists, Economics of the Media, and … Continue reading Marginal Revolution University: Free Online Economics Courses!
In honor of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share this informational graphic from the US Census Bureau on Memorial Day. While perusing the data on this graphic I realized how little I know about this holiday, and this would be a good way to educate students about our veterans and the history of the … Continue reading InfoFriday: Memorial Day As Told By The US Census
Saw this fantastic handout on Langwitches' blog, and had to share. This quick, easy printable is a great way to open up a discussion with students about what email etiquette looks like, and how they can utilize their email accounts with professionalism. Blow it up and use it as poster in your computer lab or … Continue reading Responsible Use of Email For Students Handout
Found this cartoon online, and HAD to share. I'm curious, how many of your students prefer reading on tablets or laptops to reading real books? This is the one area that I myself have had a hard time transitioning, because there's something about the feel of flipping pages that my iPad just can't replicate. What … Continue reading LOL of the Week
If you have students who struggle with the concept of a number line or even a student who just needs more practice, Pearl Diver might be just the thing for you. This fun game created by the fine folks at New Mexico State University lets students practice with a number line while diving for pearls … Continue reading Pearl Diver: Practice Number Lines With This Diving Game!