Incredibox: Online Beatboxing!

As part of my role as technology resource specialist, I spend a lot of time researching tools that will serve specific teachers at my school. I began with the teacher closest in proximity to my own office: the choir/a cappella … Continue reading ?

LOL of the Week

All week I have been seeing students hooked to their phones! In the halls, during lunch, in their backpacks during class – they are everywhere. While I do believe that cell phones can be powerful educational tools if used correctly, … Continue reading ?

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Free App of the Week: Mobile Mouse

It’s been a very long time since I have shared a free app, but I want to bring back this weekly post to highlight some of the wonderful educational apps that are roaming the cybersphere. Mobile Mouse is today’s feature, … Continue reading ?

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Tag Galaxy

It’s my off period, and of course, instead of prepping for my class I decided to search for things to share with you! I wasn’t planning on posting right away, but when I found Tag Galaxy I had to post RIGHT AWAY! It’s … Continue reading ?

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LOL of the Week

Found this cartoon online, and HAD to share. I’m curious, how many of your students write in cursive? Or are capable of writing in cursive? I myself barely use it anymore, and mostly either type or write in print. Nonetheless, … Continue reading ?

Xtranormal Text-To-Movie and 7 Classroom Uses

Xtranormal is a free, text-to-movie tool that takes the complex process of creating a movie and turns it into a 4 step process: Begin by choosing the set Then the actors Then the sounds and music And last, typing what … Continue reading ?

Teach the Math Behind the 2012 Election

The New York Times has featured a great article that provides educators with 10 great resources for teaching the Election 2012 through the scope of mathematics. Topics include funding, polling and projection data, taxation and representation. One of my favorite … Continue reading ?

EdTech Buzzwords You Should Know

Want to be a part of the EdTech conversation? Then you’ve got to know the jargon. Let’s face it, educational technology is a rapidly growing field that has quickly developed its own lingo. Even as a student of instructional technology it … Continue reading ?

Bouncy Balls: A Fun Way To Monitor Classroom Noise Level

This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is silent: This is what Bouncy Balls looks like when the classroom is noisy: Essentially, Bouncy Balls is a website that activates your microphone and detects noise level. The more noise in the … Continue reading ?

Classroom Management of Mobile Devices: The Traffic Signal Approach

It’s the big question circulating through my school, and probably most of yours right now: Should I let my students use mobile devices in class? As you probably already know, cell phones can be a great tool for instruction. They provide … Continue reading ?

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