5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!

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!

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Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that's been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

18 Ways To Use YouTube With Bloom’s Taxonomy

I would bet money that YouTube is one of my students most used websites. Whether they are at lunch break or waiting for their parents to pick them up, they care constantly watching music videos, laughing at the newest YouTube sensation, or just browsing for news. As an educator, I think it is important to … Continue reading 18 Ways To Use YouTube With Bloom’s Taxonomy

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts To Make Your Tweeting More Efficient!

  If you don't already use Twitter, you should start today! It is a fantastic way to build your personal learning network and engage with other instructors across the globe to get ideas for lessons, troubleshoot classroom issues, and build global learning communities for your students. As you get your sea-legs with the Twitter basics, … Continue reading Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts To Make Your Tweeting More Efficient!

25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy

Recently, I've been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I've posted a couple of articles about Pinterest before, and I've noticed that it is very popular among educators for both personal and classroom use. As I researched (and … Continue reading 25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy

iFakeText: Create Fake Text Message Exchanges In Your Classroom

These days, more and more teachers engage their students with mobile phones for projects and assignments. I myself have utilized my students phones in class to conduct research, look up definitions, and even poll the class. While mobile phones do provide a wonderful base for quick interaction in the classroom, there are definitely drawbacks such … Continue reading iFakeText: Create Fake Text Message Exchanges In Your Classroom