Famigo – Find Family-Friendly Apps for Your Phone

If your child can’t wait to grab the iPad or Android tablet out of your hands, Famigo is a website that you need to check out. Famigo offers categorized reviews of thousands of Android and iOS apps and games for kids. You can search Famigo by age group, app type, game type, and whether or […]

A Horse Connection

This week’s Snag Learning film of the week is A Horse Connection. A Horse Connection is a short documentary about Nancy King, her equine therapy program for people with special needs, and five of her clients. As always Snag Learning has a set of discussion questions to use with your students after viewing the documentary.

YouTube Policy Myths Clarified

This morning on their official blog YouTube posted a list of nine common myths about YouTube policies. It’s an informative list that I’d encourage you to view and perhaps review with any of your students that are posting content to YouTube. One myth that I wish they had included in the list regards downloading of […]

Speak It – Text to Speech in Google Chrome

Speak It is a Google Chrome extension that enables you to have the text on most webpages read to you. With Speak It installed just highlight the text on a the page you’re viewing then right-click to activate Speak It. Then click the play button to have the text read to you. The voice is […]

My American Farms – Games for Learning About Agriculture

My American Farm is a website produced in part by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The purpose of the site is to help students develop their knowledge of agriculture through online games. There are thirteen games that students can play for free. Each game addresses a set of math, science, and or social […]

Youngzine – News & More for Young Students

Youngzine is an online source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. Students will find stories to read and videos to watch in each of the information categories. Each news story is accompanied by a Google Map that has a placemark indicating where the story takes place. Applications for Education For elementary […]

Interactive Shaded Relief Map of the World

Google is continuously working to improve Google Maps, but there are still some things that it lacks. For those times when I want more detail in my maps I’ll switch over to using Google Earth. Unfortunately, not all of my readers have that same option. Therefore, I’d like to introduce you to Shaded Relief. Shaded Relief […]

QRPedia – QR Codes for Wikipedia Entries

QRPedia is a neat website that was featured on Read Write Web this morning. RWW called it “the coolest QR thingy ever made.” I don’t think it’s the coolest ever, but it is pretty neat. QRPedia is a tool for creating QR codes for any Wikipedia page in any language. When scanned the codes generated […]

Add Data Visualizations to Your Google Site

If you’re a Google Docs users, and especially if you’re a user of spreadsheets in Google Docs, you probably know that Google Docs has some nice data visualization tools built into it. Starting today you can use many of those same visualizations in Google Sites. To do this just open the “insert” menu in Google […]

What is CNG? An Animated Explanation

If your any part of your science or social studies curriculum deals with alternative fuel sources, Explania has a short video that may be of interest to you. What is CNG? is a short explanation of compressed natural gas, where it comes from, and the benefits of using it compared to gasoline or diesel. What […]