Recently came across this awesome Bloom's Taxonomy interactive from Iowa State University, and had to share! It compares the cognitive process dimension, or the traditional Bloom's verbs, with the knowledge dimension to create a much more in-depth and rigorous take on how learning can be constructed at each level. Check it out!
The Google Data Arts Team has developed an incredible, interactive visual of the galaxy. Called 100,000 Stars, it shows the real location of over 100,000 stars in a spatially realistic setting. Viewers can zoom in and out and access information for over 87 major named stars, including our own solar system. You can read more … Continue reading 100,000 Stars: A Google Chrome Experiment
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!
All year we've been on the hunt as a school for a free grammar platform that students can use to build fundamental skills. However, every time we tested something out, we undoubtedly came across one of the these two problems: The free version was limited, and we had to pay an obnoxious amount of money for … Continue reading Quill: Free, Interactive Grammar Lessons!
One of the many wonderful applets by the folks at ReadWriteWeb, the Word Matrix is aimed at helping teachers with vocabulary instruction. Essentially, the tool helps students with the following concepts, as outlined on the website: Become familiar with connotation and register Help clarify differences between seemingly similar words Explore the concept of diction in literary analysis … Continue reading Word Matrix: Teach Vocabulary With This Applet
Did you know the web is made up of more than 30 trillion individual pages? Or that the Google search index is over 100 million gigabytes? Well, now you can explore this and much, much more on Google's interactive Inside Search page. Find out how the famous search engine crawls through the cyberworld to find … Continue reading Inside Google Search: An Interactive Explanation of The World’s Most Powerful Search Engine
ThingLink is an amazing new tool that's quickly gaining popularity at my school. It allows you to upload or choose an image from online and then add media tags to enrich the image. Check out this introductory video on ThingLink below: As you can see, you can add tags of images, text, videos and audio files … Continue reading Make Your Images Interactive with ThingLink