How to Create Google Scholar Alerts

Google Scholar, like Google Books, is one of the research tools that high school students often overlook. Searching on Google Scholar is not like searching on or searching in any other public search engine. Google Scholar indexes scholarly, peer-reviewed academic papers, journals, theses, books, and court opinions. These are materials that students usually won’t […]

Mentimeter Adds Open-ended Responses to Online Feedback Tool

Mentimeter is a free service that allows you to pose a question to your audience and get instant feedback on that question through cell phones, tablets, and any other Internet-connected device. I reviewed the service back in February of this year. Since then Mentimeter has add a new open-ended response format. Mentimeter allows you to […]

Curriki Presents Six PBL Geometry Projects

Of all of the math courses that I took in high school and college, geometry was the only one that I enjoyed and aced (the others were a massive struggle for me, remember those Mom?). I attribute some of that to my teacher who in hindsight did a masterful job of making geometry interesting. Curriki […]

Populr – A Nice Tool for Building Simple Webpages

Populr is a service for creating simple webpages to advertise events and promotions. The service reminds me a bit of the popular Smore platform. On Populr you can quickly create a stylish webpage with pictures, text, and document uploads. Populr offers a selection of templates that you can modify or you can build your page […]

A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research

Google Books is one of the research tools that Google offers, but a lot of students overlook. Google Books can be a good place for students to look for books and look within books that can help them with their research projects. In the short guide below I provide updated directions for the basics of […]

Why With Nye – Bill Nye Explains Jupiter and More

Why With Nye is a series of nine videos featuring Bill Nye. This series is based around NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter. In the series Bill Nye explains things like whether or not Jupiter has a core, if water can be found on Jupiter, and how Juno stays on course. I’ve embedded the playlist below.

Nanoogo – A Fun Creative Writing Platform for Kids

This resources has gone offline (May 11, 2015).  Nanoogo is a newer site designed to get kids interested in creative writing projects. At first glance Nanoogo reminded me a bit of Glogster without video and audio elements. On Nanoogo students can write stories and add pictures and other clipart to their stories. The writing takes […]

QuizBean – Quickly Create and Distribute Online Quizzes

QuizBean (formerly known as QuizPoo) is nice platform for creating simple image-based quizzes that your students can complete online. The service recently received some updates that teachers will appreciate. First, you can now add more than two answer choices to each question. Second, you can now assign quizzes to students on a class-by-class or individual […]

Wikispaces Adds GeoGebraTube to Their Widget Library

Math teachers who use Wikispaces may be happy to learn that Wikispaces has just added GeoGebraTube to their education widget library. GeoGebraTube is a large gallery of models and animations created by GeoGebra users. The gallery currently has more than 48,000 submissions. To add a GeoGebraTube element to your wiki just open the editor on […]

Calendly – Conveniently Schedule Meetings Through Google Calendar

Last week I shared directions for creating and scheduling appointment slots in Google Calendar. Today, I discovered a tool that makes it easier to create appointment slots in Google Calendar. Calendly integrates with your Google Calendar and makes it easy to create appointment slots with just a click or two. More importantly, people who want […]