Search Google Effectively In The Classroom

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

Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations

Holy moly, this website is intense. Overwhelming? Yes. Awesome? Definitely. Thanks to the people at Visual Literacy for coming up with this awesome web app that allows you to quickly and browse a variety of types of visualizations. This would be a great way to get students out of the venn-diagram poster rut, and show … Continue reading Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations

Can I Use This Image?

Ever had a student ask you this question? Well, thanks to this fantastic flowchart from Pia, Erin and Yvette, your students can now answer that question themselves! Plus, as a blogger, this is really useful to make sure that I am giving credit where credit is due, and I hope it does the same for others who use my … Continue reading Can I Use This Image?

Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Just like any other search engine, Quixey has a search bar where you can enter in your query. Except unlike other search engines, Quixey produces results of applications, of both the mobile and desktop variety, that match your search. The beauty of this website is that you can now easily find applications for all types … Continue reading Quixey: The Search Engine for Apps!

Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!

Recently, the Digital Public Library of America opened its online doors to the public with a website featuring artifacts and resources from collections across the nation. Although still in beta-testing, the collection already features a hefty amount of audio recordings, texts, images and video sources that would be great for any classroom.Artifacts can be organized … Continue reading Digital Public Library of America: A One-Stop Shop for Primary Sources!

5 Online Resources for Celebrating Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, a day that marks a global celebration of the environment and the resources the world has to offer. If you are looking for ways to include this in your school or classroom, you might begin with some of these online resources: History Channel Videos, articles and historical information about Earth … Continue reading 5 Online Resources for Celebrating Earth Day

5 Places To Research “This Day In History”

One of my colleagues recently asked students to research what important events occurred in history on their birthdays. I can't tell you how fun it was to see young students learn about the ancient past in a way that they felt connected to - even if it was just because it was their birthday! Students … Continue reading 5 Places To Research “This Day In History”