Interactive Numberline from Oxford University Press

The Oxford University Press has a neat and simple interactive numberline that young students can use to learn to locate numbers and sequence numbers. The numberline presents the student with a number to locate within a range. Once the correct range of numbers is selected, the student then has to select a smaller range in […]

The Oldies Come to Animoto’s Music Library

Animoto is a great video creation service that I’ve written about numerous times in the past. Animoto was on the list of my 12 Favorite Resources of 2008. Recently, Animoto added 75 new music tracks, including some “oldies,” to its collection. Users now have more choices than ever when creating their custom Animoto videos. And […]

Zoho Writer Now Works Offline Too

I haven’t written about Zoho Writer in quite a while because, truth be told, I use Google Docs for all of my document creation. For the record though, I prefer Zoho Show over Google Presentation and use Zoho Presentation to create and host most of my slideshows. Yesterday, Zoho announced an improvement to Zoho Writer […]

My Message to One-to-One Naysayers

This morning Maine’s largest newspaper, the Portland Press Herald, ran the headline Schools Feel Misled on Laptop Program. By noontime today there were 70 comments on the article. The vast majority of those comments were very critical of program, some were well reasoned, some were not. Most of the negative comments centered around the theme […]

Essay Map – Step by Step Help Constructing Essays

Essay Map is a handy tool from the folks at Read Write Think. Essay Map provides students with step by step guidance in the construction of an informational essay. Some of my students seem to struggle most with constructing an introduction and conclusion to their essays. Essay Map is particularly good for helping students visualize […]

5 Fun, Interesting, and Educational Things on Twitter

The feedback on my idea for sharing my five favorite Twitter finds of the day received very positive feedback so I will continue posting my favorite links. If you have a great find that you’d like me to post, please DM me on Twitter. Before I list my favorite five, just a quick note about […]

The Breathing Earth – Interactive Map

Breathing Earth is an interactive map demonstrating CO2 emissions, birth rates, and death rates globally and by individual countries. From the moment that you first visit Breathing Earth it starts counting the number of births occurring worldwide. Placing your cursor over any country on the map reveals information about birthrate, death rate, and rate of […]

Lite Type – A Multilingual Virtual Keyboard

Lite Type is a virtual keyboard that allows you type and search the web in your choice of 53 different languages. To use Lite Type select a language and begin typing. Lite Type displays a keyboard that shows you what each key on your computer’s keyboard will generate. The keyboard key is displayed directly below […]

360 Degree View from the Peak of Mt. Everest

In the past I’ve shared some resources for teaching about Mt. Everest and the Himalaya. One of those resources even included a lesson plan for physical education teachers. This 360 degree interactive panoramic image taken from the peak of Mt. Everest is a nice complement to those resources. Using this panoramic image students can see […]

Brain Training Games from Mind 360

Mind 360 is a fun website that I learned about over the weekend on the Recess Duty blog. Mind 360 features at least eighteen free brain training games. The games range in difficulty and in task from simple matching games to more difficult logic and reasoning games. Mind 360 allows you to play the games […]