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!
As an educator, I am often searching for new online services that I can use with my students to enhance their learning and engage them in new content. However, that often results in accidentally subscribing to hundreds of new apps online, and then being bombarded by newsletters and subscription emails. Now, my inbox is often … Continue reading Unroll.Me: Instant Email Inbox Cleanup!
This week, I want to share with you one of my favorite apps, Textropolis. This game has gotten me addicted and I spend a lot of my down time between meetings and when I'm waiting in line busy on this app! Essentially, students are presented with 30 different cities, one by one. For each city, students attempt … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Textropolis
For the past few months it has been my personal mission to begin learning Spanish. As a Texan and an educator, it has never been more crucial for me to be able to communicate with the large Hispanic population in my city and in my classrooms! To accomplish this goal, I have been using Duolingo, … Continue reading Duolingo: Incredible, Free Language Education!
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
Most of you have probably already heard of Evernote, but for those of you who haven't, it is essentially a free, note-taking tool. The coolest thing about Evernote is that you can access it on multiple devices, from your personal computer to your iPhone to your school computer. When browsing the internet, Evernote allows you to capture pictures, … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Evernote
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