I often get asked how to create a simple classroom website to share class information and resources with students and parents. I used to recommend sites like Wix or Weebly but not anymore. The new Google Sites is incredibly simple and looks great. Check out the how-to…Details
For the past couple of weeks, my high school Computer Science students have been dabbling in code. They’ve been experiencing the ups, the downs and the frustrations of computer programming. They sometimes get frustrated with me when they have bugs in their code and I tell them to “figure it out.” I’m not telling them…Details
Although I’ve been a teacher for 12 years, this year is my very first in the classroom. I feel very lucky to have been chosen to lead the Academy of Computer Science at a high school in my county. I currently have 2 classes of Academy students. These are kids that applied to be in…Details
I’ve had quite a few questions from people interested in the new annotation features that the Google for Edu team just released on Wednesday, 8/17. I decided to throw together a screencast showing what it looks like from both the teacher side and the student side…
Just over 47 years ago, NASA made history by landing the first men on the moon. Unfortunately, not everyone was around in 1969. At First Men on the Moon, anyone can experience that moment in history in realtime. This project is an online interactive featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight…Details
“Histography” is interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events. The interface allows for users to view between decades to millions of years. The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened…Details
ToneCraft is is a super fun way to experience music creation. To make your songs and beats, just add blocks. The more blocks you add, the more notes and tones you’ll have in your creation. You can also stack the blocks to change the tone of the note. If your students like Minecraft, they’ll LOVE…Details
The Color Clock or Colour Clock for my friends in Canada and the UK, doesn’t need much of an explanation. It’s a hexadecimal color clock. That’s all it does. That’s all it needs to do. It’s mesmorizing.
You’re going to find yourself staring at your screen at http://www.thecolourclock.co.uk/.
Remember these? When I was a kid, my favorite books were Choose Your Own Adventure books. I loved having the ability to change the story based on my decisions. The story ended badly many, many times but then I went back and reread some of the book after choosing a different path. They were fun…Details
With Pundit Annotator you can highlight or comment on any text on the web. It is the perfect tool for your work, research, study. Pundit Annotator also helps you broaden your everyday reading on the web. Pundit Annotator is the easiest tool for web annotation: it allows you to highlight and comment on any text…Details