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!
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
Who says you need a graphing calculator to graph complicated functions? With Graph.tk, you can easily input equations and create easy to read, easy to manipulate graphs. It's simple, just visit Graph.tk, press the + button to add a new equation, input the equation by using your keyboard, and watch the program create a graph. Graphs are … Continue reading Graph.tk: Online Graphing Made Easy
"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!
The Obama administration is asking for your ideas on how to boost the development of learning technologies. As part of its Education Datapalooza initiative, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is asking that interested individuals and organizations send their comments to identify public and private actions that have the potential to accelerate the … Continue reading The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!
Currently, our sixth graders are learning about simple and complex probability. Currently, students are working through skill-building problems and investigations with our math coach, but seem to be craving something more. So, in an effort to encourage them to work through problems, we've compiled a list of games that they can play as a reward … Continue reading 3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance
One of my favorite pastimes, and probably one of the favorite pastimes of your students too, is browsing YouTube for new content. In my procrastination yesterday, I came across a wonderful site that might come in handy in your own classrooms: the Museum of Obsolete Objects. The Museum of Obsolete Objects offers quick, 1-2 minute … Continue reading Museum of Obsolete Objects