Category Archives: Understanding

Timeglider – A slide through time

Do you remember the times in elementary school when we had to make timelines on paper?  Well, I do and they were awful.  Being someone with a little OCD about straight lines, these were stressful, especially when I did not … Continue reading

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Meograph

On this blog, we’ve been exploring a lot of great ways to present information to our students other than the traditional formats like PowerPoint that we’re all familiar with. Aaaaaand here’s one more! Meograph is a tool used to created digital … Continue reading

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Padlet

Classroom projects and assignments can sometimes be tedious for students and not often interactive or collaborative with the entire class. There are so many tools in technology that can assist a teacher in creating assignments that are just the opposite. … Continue reading

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ArtisanCam Picture Book Maker

It’s no secret that children love stories, particularly with visually pleasing pictures. Storybooks are always a crowd pleaser: not only do kids love them, but they can also be valuable learning tools. Books help children learn vocabulary, sound out words, … Continue reading

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Alchemy SmartBinder: Creating lessons online

All teachers have to make lesson plans for their classes every day, often written on paper which can be messy and hard to organize.  By writing lesson plans on paper, it is often hard for teachers to incorporate various media … Continue reading

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Word Clouds: using Wordle, Text is Beautiful, and Tagxego

Word clouds can be used in many different ways and in all subjects. It can help students understand important aspects of a topic, show students how to take good notes based on the most important words or phrases in the … Continue reading

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Creating an Interactive Poster with Glogster

As students we’ve all been given poster projects which we’ve spent hours creating just to have them ruined on our way to school. Either something that was glued onto the poster falls off on the bus and we didn’t realize … Continue reading

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