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
This week, I want to share Screen Time with you, which offers teachers and parents a way to control the amount of time students spend on a device. It's relatively easy to use: just set up a passcode, choose a time limit and hand it to your student. When the time runs out, the phone … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Screen Time
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 use popsicle sticks in my … Continue reading The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks: Random Name Generator
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!
Sometimes counting down the time needs to be entertaining - especially at the end of a long week or when you are in the home stretch for the end of the semester. These five explosive timers help keep track of time in an engaging way: Bomb Timer Set the time and watch the fuse burn … Continue reading 5 Explosive Online Classroom Timers
"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
YouTube and other online streaming video sources provide incredible opportunities for teachers to share real-world content with students and break down the walls of their classrooms. Unfortunately, live streaming video can also sometimes be problematic for a few reasons: Buffering issues - Slow buffering and slow internet speeds can be frustrating in a classroom setting. … Continue reading KeepVid: Download And Save Online Videos!