Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Click here for directions on how to use this tool, or view the directions below.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After logging in (I used the Google login--very slick!), the screen is available for dragging and dropping files. Not only can you store files, but Comedocs has the ability to transfer files to others with a valid email address. As the sender, you can also include a message.
After selecting a file to store you can complete any of the following: create a new folder, convert the file, preview, share, and make revisions. Social networks are also accessible for quick sharing (Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus). Cometdocs also has the option to make files public, which you can then browse if you create an account.
Cometdocs has a great blog that includes easy to follow tutorials. This site is worth a try if you like Dropbox, Box, or other online file management sites.
Monday, March 4, 2013
National Grammar Day Site: Tips, games, and even t-shirts:)
Grammar Ninja: Use throwing stars to defeat evil parts of speech!
Grammar Gorillas: Identify parts of speech in sentences (beginner and advanced modes)
Panda Mayhem: Click on the Panda that is holding the correct part of speech (cute for younger students)
Spelling City: Multiple games available
Toon University: 3 levels available and each is timed which adds to the challenge.
Fling your Teacher: This game allows the participants build a trebuchet as they get questions correct then "fling their teacher". Click here, here and here for three different games.
Sheppard Software: Various games related to language arts and grammar.
Grammar Bytes: Upper level grammar based activities.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
If you are haven'nt used Gooru before click here.
This spring Gooru will be making the following changes (quoted from them):
-Search filters: have a specific academic standard or grade level in mind? Soon you'll be able to filter your resource and collection search results by categories such as those to pinpoint the exact content you need.
-Faster organization: instead of having to first save all of your favorite resources and then add them to a collection one by one, you'll be able to quickly drag and drop resources into a collection as you search.
-Collection creation made easy: you'll no longer have to navigate over to your Shelf to create a collection. We've added a "+ New Collection" button to the Search page so that you can create a new collection whenever creativity strikes.
They will maintain their "classic site" for a few months to ease in the changes.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Class Dojo is a well know site for management and awarding class badges. Within the last few days, they release an app on the Google Play store. If you are not aware of Class Dojo, read one of my previous posts here.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
- Direct Link
- Embed Code
- Mobile Devices
- SMS (Text response)
- Mobile apps for iOS and Android
- Plug-in for Wordpress
Pinnion also has great tutorials. Click here to learn how to create a Pinnion. In addition, click here to learn how to work with Channels within Pinnion.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
If you are currently, or in the near future, a Writer's Workshop teacher these interviews lend themselves well. The ability to match your unit with an author can be a powerful way to kick off student writing.
Below is a screenshot of Gordon Korman.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
You may be wondering if your camera is compatible. GradeCam has a page that lists all compatible cameras. Many are listed, so the chance is pretty good that yours is available. Additionally, GradeCam has a page with a help forum and printable documents to get you started.
If you are a teacher who uses a doc cam on a daily basis, GradeCam is probably for you.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Some of the key features on Share My Lesson include the ability to create an account, share/download lessons, and lessons linked to Common Core Standards. In addition, the resources are sorted by grade levels, there are "featured lessons", and the "latest resources" on the homepage for those who may check daily.