Do you remember in elementary school when your teacher would pull a popsicle stick out of a jar at random with a student’s name on it? And that was the student who was chosen to read their story or feed the goldfish or go to recess first? Well, I still used popsicle sticks in my … Continue reading 5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks
I recently learned that March is National Women’s History Month. I encourage all of you to take this month as an opportunity to educate your students on the struggles and successes of women throughout history. As you put together lessons plans, check out these 8 amazing websites for valuable information: History Channel Compilation of videos, articles, … Continue reading 8 Online Resources for Women’s History Month
Visuwords™ allows students to look up words to find their meanings and associations as related to one another, focusing on how words are related to each other using a mind map visual. Visuwords uses Princeton University’s open source word database, WordNet, as the source for its connections, associations, and definitions. Best of all, Visuwords is free … Continue reading Visuwords – Visualize Your Dictionary and Thesaurus Online!
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!