Running for Office – A Political Cartoon Exhibit

Running for Office is an online exhibit of the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman. Berryman is probably best known for his cartoon featuring Theodore Roosevelt having compassion for a bear cub. That cartoon inspired the creation of the Teddy Bear. Berryman drew political cartoons for Washington newspapers for more than fifty years. The National Archives […]

Wordle Goes Offline, Seeks Legal Advice

Update: Wordle is back online! I just learned from Larry Ferlazzo that Wordle has gone offline indefinitely. A visit to reveals this message from the site’s owner:I am seeking pro bono legal advice, to evaluate a trademark claim against my use of the word “Wordle” for this web site. If you’re an intellectual property […]

Record-Setting Earthquakes: Interactive Map

By now you’ve probably heard that a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake shook Chile this morning. CNN News has many stories and videos posted about it. One of the resources that they’ve also posted this morning is an interactive map depicting the world’s biggest earthquakes and the world’s deadliest earthquakes since 1900. Click on the map’s […]

Using Maps in an Elementary School Math Lesson

When it comes to creative uses of Google tools, Tom Barrett is certainly a leader that we can all learn from. A great example of this can be found in Tom’s Math Maps. Math Maps are Google Maps on which Tom and others have created placemarks which when clicked reveal mathematics questions for students to […]

Week in Review – The Most Popular Items

It’s Saturday morning and time to take a look back at the most popular items of the week. I write these week-in-review posts for two reasons. First, if you’ve had a busy week and missed a post or two this gives you an easy way to see some of the best resources I discovered during […]

Big, Huge, Free US Presidents Timeline Poster

C-Span Classroom is giving away a really neat gift to teachers who register for a free C-Span Classroom account. The gift is a six foot long poster that details the lives of every US president. The poster also details key historical events, Supreme Court cases, and technology milestones during each president’s time in office. I […]

Forvo – All the Words in the World Pronounced

Forvo can best be described as an audio wiki for word pronunciations. One of the problems with learning to speak a language that is not phonetic is trying to figure out how to pronounce the words. Forvo hosts hundreds of recordings of word pronunciations by native speakers. Along with word pronunciations, Forvo provides some basic […]

Explore More Street View Imagery than Ever Before

Today, on the Google LatLong Blog I learned about a feature of Google Maps Street View that I hadn’t noticed before. In Street View you can view geolocated user-contributed pictures. This enables Google Maps users to view more street level imagery than ever before. As was pointed out on the LatLong Blog, user-contributed imagery makes […]

Captains of Industry – Economics Simulation Game

Captains of Industry is an economics simulation activity that I used in my US History class this week. Original version of this activity was developed by my colleague Jason Long. What I’m sharing here is the activity as I’ve modified it for my classroom. My version is about 75% the same as Jason’s original. The […]

Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching

Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching is a book, authored by Jeff Stanford, that I’ve been slowly working my way through since the beginning of the year. Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching could really be described as two books in one. Because of the extensive directions provided throughout the book, even if you’ve never […]