Do you remember in elementary school when your teacher would pull a popsicle stick out of a jar at random with a student’s name on it? And that was the student who was chosen to read their story or feed the goldfish or go to recess first? Well, I still used popsicle sticks in my … Continue reading 5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks
It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!
I recently learned that March is National Women’s History Month. I encourage all of you to take this month as an opportunity to educate your students on the struggles and successes of women throughout history. As you put together lessons plans, check out these 8 amazing websites for valuable information: History Channel Compilation of videos, articles, … Continue reading 8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month
Visuwords™ allows students to look up words to find their meanings and associations as related to one another, focusing on how words are related to each other using a mind map visual. Visuwords uses Princeton University’s open source word database, WordNet, as the source for its connections, associations, and definitions. Best of all, Visuwords is free … Continue reading Visuwords – Visualize Your Dictionary and Thesaurus Online!
Recently in one of my classes, I learned about Google search optimization, or how to search more effectively. It really opened my eyes to how ineffectively I was utilizing the search engine before, and how I could use tricks and tips to save valuable time when looking for information online. The main "must-know" tips are … Continue reading Search Google Effectively In The Classroom
Who says you need a graphing calculator to graph complicated functions? With Graph.tk, you can easily input equations and create easy to read, easy to manipulate graphs. It's simple, just visit Graph.tk, press the + button to add a new equation, input the equation by using your keyboard, and watch the program create a graph. Graphs are … Continue reading Graph.tk: Online Graphing Made Easy
Need to share a file with a colleague in a pinch? Try JustBeamIt - a drag-and-drop file sharing service. Just drag a file from your computer to the online program and JustBeamIt will generate a unique URL for you. Share this link with whoever you want to view the file - and they will be … Continue reading JustBeamIt: Secure, Drag-And-Drop File Sharing