Catch yourself some productivity using the CATCHsystem

January 20, 2011

The CATCHsystem, developed by NC State PhD student T.J. Wolfe, groups technology and Web 2.0 tools into five distinct categories so as to seem less intimidating to technology newbies. The site includes video tutorials and a free ebook.

Monday by the numbers

May 18, 2009

U-2 Spy Plane in Google Earth Nothing says Cold War quite like the U-2 spy plane incident. Free Technology for Teachers provides a link to a Google Earth file in which your students can find out fascinating facts about this … Continued

Random roundup: Little Johnny

May 13, 2009

Welcome to May’s random roundup. This month’s theme: Little Johnny, one-man stand-in for school-aged children the world over. After a year-and-a-half of hard work, we figured this overused cliche deserved a post of his own before he gets back to … Continued

Random Roundup: Jurassic Park

March 11, 2009

Welcome to the first Random Roundup, in which we spotlight otherwise-unrelated articles that all happen to share some arbitrary criterion — in this case, Jurassic Park, which we apparently reference pretty often. In addition to realizing that my pop culture … Continued

Mathway shows the way

October 7, 2008

Mathway is a fantastic resource for solving math problems. Since I teach in elementary, my focus was on the Basic section, which did a great job of solving problems you would find in U.S. grades 4-6 (9 to 12 year … Continued

Make screencasts with free CamStudio software

October 6, 2008

Let’s say that one day you reserve the clunky and complicated audiovisual cart with the laptop and projector and wheel it painfully to your non-electronic classroom so that you can give a live demonstration to your students of how to … Continued

Watch and learn at WonderHowTo

September 19, 2008

How often have you had the urge to make a salad from office plants? How long have you secretly wanted to play the Theremin? How much better would your life be if you could describe the weather in Japanese? … Continued