Sushi Monster – A Free Scholastic Math App for iPad

Sushi Monster is a new free iPad game from Scholastic. The purpose of Sushi Monster is to provide a fun environment for students to practice their addition and multiplication skills. This is the premise of Sushi Monster; students feed their Sushi Monsters by correctly choosing two numbers that when added or multiplied result in the […]

UNDP Development Data Interactive Map

Over the weekend through Noel Jenkins I learned about a neat interactive map from the UNDP. The UN Stat Planet Map allows you to create useful mapped displays of UN development indicators data. There are ten data categories from which you can choose. Within each category there are further refinements possible. You can customize the […]

Exploring the Early Americas – Library of Congress Interactives

This morning I spent a bit of time exploring the Library of Congress’s education resources. One of the resources that I particularly liked is the LOC’s collection of eight interactive displays about the early Americas. The gallery of the early Americas interactives includes exploring interactive maps, investigating Mayan writings and artifacts, and short interactive lessons […]

Searchy Pants – A Safe Search Engine for Kids

EdCamp Boston was held on Saturday and even though I couldn’t make it in person, I did follow along with some of the Posterous updates about the day. One of the Posterous updates included the list of resources shared during the apps and tools Smackdown session. In that list was a new-to-me search engine called […]

Mathematica for Teaching and Student Use

Over the weekend I received an email from Wolfram informing me of a new free training they’re offering for learning how to publish using CDF (Computational Document Format). While I’m not sure if there are many readers who are using Wolfram CDF, I do know that there are quite a few who are using Wolfram […]

About Google Teacher Academy

This evening I had the third person in a week ask me about how to become a Google Certified Teacher. Therefore, I thought I would revive a couple of things that I’ve shared in the past about how to become a Google Certified Teacher. You can read Google’s official materials about GCT status here. The […]

Try Crocodoc for Collaboratively Annotating PDFs

Yesterday, I received an email from a reader who was looking for a free tool that she and her students could use to collaboratively annotate PDFs. While you can comment on PDFs in Google Drive, you can’t yet anchor those comments to a specific part of a PDF (at least I haven’t figured out how […]

Make Your Own Squishy Circuits

Last night on Facebook Kevin Jarrett posted a link to Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show. For those not familiar with the show, it features a young girl named Sylvia making things like paper rockets, crazy putty, and squishy circuits. The squishy circuits episode caught my attention because I had written about squishy circuits last fall. […]

Week in Review – The Snow is Back

Good morning from Maine where I’m home with my loyal four legged friend and it’s snowing. I had a busy week this week that included a day in Omaha, Nebraska for NETA 2012 followed by a lot of seat time at in planes. As much I love having the opportunity to speak at so many […]

Add More to Your Images with Thinglink

Yesterday, at NETA 2012’s web tools showcase session I demonstrated two tools, ThingLink and Jellycam. During my Thinglink demonstration I only showed inserting pinmarks with links to make interactive images. This afternoon I learned that there is a lot more than links that can be inserted into those pinmarks. The Slideshare presentation below shows all of […]