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
Sometimes, the tools we stumble upon are just a way to add a little fun into the classroom. Font de Music takes a short sentence and adds a musical backing track, then makes the letters do a little dance to the music. It’s a simple, fun site with some possibilities for examining how multimedia and text influences our thinking around design choices.
In Knowords, players are given the first letter of a word, then a short definition. From there, they have one minute to type in as many correct words as they can.
VocabGrabber helps students organize, analyze, and understand a reading. Simply paste a passage of text and VocabGrabber generates a word cloud of the most frequently used terms. Clicking a word shows its definition and an example of how it’s used in the passage.
EasyWords runs in the background and, at an interval that you set, presents you with a vocab question. Once you select the correct answer, it goes away again.
Smart.fm is a free learning and review system that is like your own personal study partner — a study partner that happens to have a super-slick multimedia review system in her backpack.
VocabSushi is a free vocabulary-preparation tool with a slick look and a Zen-like calming approach to studying vocabulary.
SAT/ACT vocabulary flash cards are a popular (and totally boring) way to prepare for the most standard of standardized tests. Brainyflix is a site that aims to change the way kids learn and prepare for these daunting exams. Brainyflix has … Continued
Want to know what strikes fear in the hearts of many a student? No, it isn’t the mystery meat in the cafeteria. In fact, it is the verbal section of any standardized test. I mean, how often do high schoolers … Continued
Do you have one of those classes that skipped some lessons on manners, like saying please and thank you? Do you have language learners who need to increase their vocabulary for social conversation? Is your class stuck in the blahs … Continued