Do you ever wish you had a library of over 42,000 books in your classroom? Project Gutenberg makes that possible without forcing you to put all of your desks in the hallway. The Project Gutenberg site houses over 42,000 digital copies (eBooks) of classic texts and provides access to more than 100,000 digital texts through their partner and affiliate sites.
Author Archives: Jonathan T. Bartels
Do you enjoy following twitter chats but always feel a step behind because of the slow rate of refresh on your everyday twitter client? Twubs can help. Twubs is a browser-based twitter application that tracks hashtag conversations in real time.
Video creation is a great way to present information in the classroom. GoAnimate provides a fun, animated alternative to traditional video projects.
Using PowerPoint-style presentations in the classroom is nothing new and is a fairly common method of presenting information. Nearpod builds on that paradigm by broadcasting the presentation to mobile devices and web browsers and injecting interactive components.
Photo Peach is a quick and easy online slideshow creator. The website’s minimal design makes for an easy to use and intuitive interface. Slideshows can be shared via link or embedded. There is a paid option that enables teachers to … Continued
Would you like to incorporate more historical materials into your classroom? American Memory is a wonderful digital collection that could be used in all subject areas. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken … Continued
Video conferencing can be a powerful tool for education. You can use these tools to connect distant classrooms, integrate guest speakers, and correspond with students and parents. Google Hangouts is a great addition to the vast world of video conferencing … Continued
Sometimes it is challenging to interpret a technologist’s explanation of a problem or to give clear and direct technology instructions to students (or colleagues) because of all of the techno-language we use. Tech Terms is here to help decipher the … Continued
Have you thought about starting a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) policy or incorporating mobile technologies in other ways in your classroom? You should check out Edutopia’s Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know. This classroom guide maps … Continued
Do you love the content in your Twitter feed, but don’t care for the aesthetics of reading a twitter feed? Or maybe your Twitter feed is so busy that you have a hard time keeping up with all of the … Continued