Today I discovered Vibby, a neat little web application that allows you to edit, comment, and interact with YouTube videos in a pinch! The process is relatively simple... First, select the video you want to use: Then, highlight sections of the video you find most interesting, confusing, or conversation-worthy. Select these to make them the … Continue reading Use Vibby To Make YouTube Videos Go Further In Your Classroom!
Right now, we are beginning to unearth the awesomeness that is the periodic table in my science classroom. While perusing for lesson ideas and tech-driven resources, I came across these pretty nifty tables that make learning about the elements more interactive and engaging. TED-Ed Periodic Table Probably my favorite so far just because of the … Continue reading 5 Interactive Periodic Tables Worth Losing Your Chemistry Cool Over!
Saw this awesome infographic on Educator's Technology today and had to share! Just a cool visualization of how technology has changed in our classrooms. Can you believe how much we've progressed as a society? Call me old, but I still remember the days when clapping out the chalkboard dusters was something worth fighting over. Now, … Continue reading The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic
Let me introduce you to one of my new go-to tech tools: Padlet. It's free, it's easy-to-use, and it's awesome. Oh, and did I mention... no signup needed? Padlet is essentially a digital poster that can be individually or collaboratively created. Simply visit the website and click "Create" to get started building your "wall" today. Then, … Continue reading 12 Ways To Use Padlet In Your Classroom Tomorrow!
If you're like me, Google Documents are an essential part of your work day. Whether I'm collaborating on a lesson-plan with a colleague, sharing notes on a meeting with the school, or assessing student writing, Google Documents is probably my most-used website online at work! In order to move through the large number of documents … Continue reading 10 Keyboard Shortcuts For Faster Google Docs
A geography lesson, a technology exploration, a cultural experience and a problem-solving puzzle all in one! Meet Mystery Skype. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZdMnkWHG7s As you can see in the video, Mystery Skype in essence connects your classroom digitally with another anywhere in the world. Then, students must work collaboratively within the classroom and with the other community to … Continue reading Mystery Skype: Connect Your Classroom With The World!
"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." I'm a little late to the party, but Google's awesome techniques of asking trivia questions that push students to use search skills and operators to find the answer has been ramped up. What used to be slideshow lesson plans (which are still … Continue reading A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!