Thursday, September 26, 2013

Homework Resources

I stumbled across this article from eSchool News:

16 Engaging Homework Help Resources

Many of them are free and for Math.  Do you have an favorite homework resources?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PBS Learning Media

Great news!  PBS Learning Media provides free access to their entire digital resource collection through Nov 1.


eSchool News recently released an article about a new "online, digital brainstorming platform" that lets users connect and communicate ideas on a certain topic.

The article: New This Fall: Free, Popular Digital Tools

The tool:  WikiBrains

The idea behind WikiBrains is to have a forum for creative minds to work together to brainstorm ideas, share ideas, and create new meaning/projects.  This is exactly what I want my students to do.  How would you use WikiBrains?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Screen Capturing Programs

I use Feedly as my RSS reader.  One of the blogs/news outlets I follow is Free Tech 4 Teachers.  They recently had a post, Tools for Creating Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos, about different screen capturing programs.

I haven't had a chance to try all of them, but I know Jing is a good product.

Which one's your favorite?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

21st Century Skills

One of the more critical things I do as a librarian/tech teacher is ensure 21st Century Skills are being taught to our students.

Here's an article from eSchool News:

Teaching Critical 21st Century Skills

It explains how to integrate the "Four C's: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity."

Here's a link to the 21st Century Skills.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Flipped Classrooms

Here's an article explaining ways to flip your classroom:

Creating Videos for Flipped Learning

Also, if you're interested in learning more about Flipped Classrooms: join this webinar.

Title: To Flip or Not to Flip
Date: September 18, 2013

Time: 2pm EST / 11am PST