5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks

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

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7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

This year, I started a new job at a brand new school. As the Technology Coach, I was fortunate enough to make key decisions for our school about hardware, software and curriculum. One of those decisions was our LMS, or Learning Management System. After a lot of research and experimenting, our team decided to move … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!

The Bouncy Balls classroom noise level monitor remains to this day one of the most popular posts on TeachBytes. So, when I came across CalmCounter, I knew I had to share immediately. Although it doesn't have any exciting bouncing balls, it is still a solid way to measure classroom noise: Just like Bouncy Balls, CalmCounter is a website … Continue reading CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!

Doctopus: Easy Classroom Management of Google Docs

"How can teachers harness all the awesomeness, ubiquitous access, and collaborative authoring power made possible by Google Docs without creating a document management nightmare?" That is question Andrew Stillman posed, and then answered with his script, Doctopus. Doctopus allows teachers to auto-generate copies of template documents for individual students, small groups and whole classes. The … Continue reading Doctopus: Easy Classroom Management of Google Docs