Glogster – Get 100 Free Student Accounts

Hurry! After November 7th, 2010, the number of free student accounts you get when you sign up at Glogster Edu (by the way, there are free accounts for teachers) reduces from 100 to 50. What is Glogster Edu? Well, it is an online environment where teachers and students can create Glogs – or online multimedia […]

National Novel Writing Month

It’s November – National Novel Writing Month – AKA:  NaNoWriMo! The goal is to write a 50,000 word (175-page) novel by midnight November 30, 2010. In 2009, over 165,000 people joined in the fun at NaNoWriMo.org and over 30,000 of them passed the 50,000 word mark! Click below for more details: National Novel Writing Month […]

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet

I decided at some point last school year to try Twitter. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to hate it or become completely addicted to it. I’d have to say, after many months of using Twitter (mainly for sharing with other educators), I may not have become so addicted to it that I am losing sleep tweeting, but […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part Three of Three

This is part three of the End of the Year – Activities/Projects post. Read part two here. Virtual Vacation – with Google Maps, you can let your students take a virtual vacation! Students can research a location they would like to visit and with the satellite image view and street view features on Google Maps, they […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part Two of Three

Here is Part Two of the End of the Year Activities and Projects post (click here for Part One): Class Awards – these are probably more suited to younger rather than older students, but some could be funny for older students as well. Have your class vote on end of the year awards. For example: Most Freckles Neatest […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part One of Three

It’s that time of year - time for assessments, reflection, and making plans for next school year summer break! Before we start dreaming of sand and surf – and sleeping in – we have to make it to the last day of school, right? To do? Well… Here are some ideas for end of the year projects/activities you can […]

QuizStar – Create and Manage Online Quizzes

QuizStar is a branch of 4teachers.org that allows you to create and manage online quizzes. It is free and simple to use. All you need to do is create a free account, create a class, create a quiz, and assign it to your class. Then, after your students take the assessment, you can generate reports […]

Give Power Point a Rest – Use Prezi!

Tired of using that same old teaching Power Point? What about your students? Has that good old Power Point presentation assignment lost a little of its charm? Check out Prezi – a non-linear, zooming presentation tool. There are free and subscription based options – educators can get free accounts with 500 MB of storage space. You can also

Wallwisher – a Cool, Free Tech Tool

With Wallwisher.com, you can create a “wall,” post a question, and open it up for comments.  After you register for a new account, set up your wall, and give students the URL (wallwisher will email it to you), students can post a “sticky note” as a response. You can moderate all the responses, too (if you choose […]

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a website that allows you to create a slide-show of images, videos, and documents and add text and voice comments without having to download and install any software.  You can also draw on your images with the “doodle” feature to highlight areas of an image or document on which you want to focus or comment.  When […]