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
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
"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!
I came across this awesome matrix today and was excited about how I could use it to assess my own classroom and those of my colleagues around how effective our technology integration is. As always, it is my belief that the purpose of integration is to enhance and improve student learning. As awesome as the … Continue reading Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself!
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!