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Civil War Infographics?

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies


That’s Gettysburg by the Numbers. This pseudo newspaper contains a collection of  Civil War data ( I had no idea what the average soldier weighted or  how much fabric was needed for uniforms!  There is even a Teacher Section with suggestions on how to use the site.  From TeachersFirst.


One Doc into many folders!

April 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom, Google Tools

A question raised yesterday got me thinking- and today (with the help of this youtube video)- here is how your can share one document to several folders.  All you  need if the control key!



You and your Google Calendar

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Google Tools

The Coolest Things You Can Automatically Add to Google Calendar

After today’s session with Rich which included Google calendar, I saw this post.  Rich covered several of them but I thought this might be a good refresher. Click here to view from LifeHacker.


Elements go AR

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Classroom

You have to play with the app to see the magic.  Combining sodium and chlorine in the lab would not be school chemistry project- but with this app and the paper cubes you construct, you can make salt (at least online!) Elements 4D is augmented reality app for the iPad/Android  that allows students to experiment  with elements without a lab.  Samantha Morra share this slide presentation that will give you a good idea of how the app works.  All you need to do is print out the cubes (there are currently six of them) and glue them together.  You can access the cubes here.  The app has already been installed on the Science iPads at both the high school and middle school.