Tell Your Story with VoiceThread

May 6, 2008

Let me tell you a story. It’s about standards (like writing, and oral presentation). But it’s also about engagement, and having students create media and image-rich reports. When they get together, well that’s a love story that ends with a … Continued

Eliminate RealPlayer Forever with Real Alternative

April 30, 2008

I hate RealPlayer. HATE! When it’s not bombarding me with ads, it’s installing spyware on my machine or nagging me to upgrade to RealPlayer Pro despite the suckitude of the free version. I uninstalled it for good two years ago … Continued

Sound Field Trip Advice from Kidcast

April 25, 2008

The only specific memory I have of a field trip I took as a student was an elementary school trip to the local planetarium. Why? Because it was the first time I experienced astronaut ice cream. It tasted like regular … Continued

Explanations Abound at Common Craft

April 22, 2008

Do you struggle to explain Web 2.0 to interested but clueless administrators? Social networking, blogging and podcasting can be tough to describe to the uninitiated. If you need succinct explanations of social media to convince your principal to open the … Continued

War, Huhhhnn, What Is It Good For? (Art?)

March 26, 2008

If you’ve never read Sun Tzu’s Art of War, do yourself a favor and read it now, online, for free. Art of War isn’t just about ancient Chinese battle strategies — the reason this book has maintained its intrigue and … Continued

Can You Read the Words Coming Out of My Screen?

March 18, 2008 is a great text-to-speech site that allows users to upload or copy and paste just about any text and have it read aloud by one of several computery voices. You have to create a free account in order to … Continued

¿Como se dice Podcast? ESL Pod

January 4, 2008

Whether you’re an ESL teacher looking for a new way to teach English or a student of the language, ESL Pod is a user friendly way to hone your skills. Podcasting has taken the world by storm, and in doing … Continued

Sharing History by Sharing Technology: Our Stories

December 31, 2007

With all the hubbub about the One Laptop per Child initiative, it’s nice to see how these little gadgets affect children’s lives. Our Stories lets you see children using their new laptops, and in the process, gives you a glimpse … Continued

Make an Electronic Sub Plan

December 14, 2007

Missing class terrifies many teachers. Not to knock brave substitute teachers – they’re in an unwinnable situation where they have to walk into unfamiliar territory and try to teach a subject they may or may not know. Still, when you … Continued

Digitize! Bring Back Those Cassettes

December 11, 2007

Cassette tapes have gone the way of the dodo, to say the least, but that doesn’t mean you have to let those mix tapes disintegrate into oblivion. With this helpful step-by-step guide, you can now digitize your old tapes for … Continued