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Gate2Home: An All-In-One Virtual Keyboard Online!

Since I work at a Jewish school, one of the issues I constantly face is how to provide my Hebrew instructors with resources that can be used in their script. This is especially complicated when students need to type in Hebrew, which is easy to do in school with our Hebrew keyboards, but more difficult … Continue reading Gate2Home: An All-In-One Virtual Keyboard Online!

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BardBytes: Shakespeare on the Web

I wanted to share with you a work-in-progress, but exciting website: BardBytes. BardBytes, aptly summarized by its title, is an effort to bridge the gap between the Elizabethan Era and the 21st century classroom by providing educators with modern Shakespearean resources. Resources are categorized into history, tragedy, comedy and poetry, and then by individual plays. … Continue reading BardBytes: Shakespeare on the Web

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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

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month With Technology

Can you believe it is already April?! It seems like just yesterday I was starting my new job, and now the year is almost over... Nostalgia aside, April is one of my favorite months for many reasons, one of them being National Poetry Month. Now usually, this month feels limited to the library and English … Continue reading 10 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month With Technology

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Daily Writing Prompts: Foster Creativity With Writing

A while ago, when I was searching the web for creative ideas for writing prompts, I came Writing Prompts. This is Tumblr weblog run by educator Luke Neff, who posts a new, visually appealing writing prompt each day (or almost each day). These are fantastic and creative, and often encourage higher level thinking from students. All of … Continue reading Daily Writing Prompts: Foster Creativity With Writing