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!
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
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work. Of course, it warrants a discussion with students about when to cite … Continue reading How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats
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
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
Ever had a student complain that they just can't get started writing? That they don't know what to write about or where to begin? Well, thanks to Story Starters, your students will have a place to start. Story Starters provides a randomly generated sentence that should serve as the first line of the story or … Continue reading Story Starters: Generate The First Line of Your Next Story!