Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tech Tuesday for October 25th

Happy Tech Tuesday! Here are two sites I think you will find very helpful this year. Take a look and give them a try.


This is a Math site geared toward making Math more engaging with various lessons. They offer games and lessons that work on Interactive Whiteboards. Resources are broken into 4 groups. K-5, 2-8, 5-10 and 11 and 12. Do some digging around to find the lesson that best fit your class.


I love this quick and simple file sharing site. No sign up is required. Simply upload the files you want and share the unique URL with the people you want to have access to the files. You can actually give your own title to the web address to kids will have an easier time remembering.

I cannot wait to use this in my class. This will allow me to share any files I want with my students and they can access them from any web-enabled device.  As the district moves more towards allowing students to bring in their own devices, sites like this will be important for teachers to use so they can easily and quickly share documents with students.

Give this site a try.

I hope everyone has a great week. I will be out of district at a conference next week, so I will not be able to send out the Tech Tuesday. I will be back in November. Until the, I encourage you to do some Google searches and see if you can find some great sites to share with the rest of us.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tech Tuesday for October 18th

Happy Tech Tuesday everyone! I hope all of you has a nice weekend and a good Monday. I've got a couple of great sites to share with you. Give them a try and let me know how they worked in your class.


Newspaper Map is an awesome site that allows a user to locate newspapers from all over the world. A user can help narrow down the papers by setting the search parameters in the upper left corner. I can see this being great for our World Language classes and for our Social Studies classes as well. Take a look and see all of the different papers out there and how they might be used in your class.

Encyclopedia of Life

Another amazing site passes along by Kelly Tenkely of iLearnTechnology.com. This great sites has wonderful interactive materials for the biodiversity of the planet. There are videos that student can watch and go in-depth as they research the various organisms on Earth. This could be a great resource for Science Teachers across the district.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tech Tuesday for October 11

Happy Tech Tuesday everyone. I have some fun links to share with you this week.

I've been in almost every building on the South end this week and you guys are doing some amazing things. I cannot wait to see more fo you in action.

Here are some fun sites for learning!

Sum Cloud is a fun site for young math students that works great on the Smartboard. Using 6 different levels of difficulty, the game allows kids to take a look at the possible answers and select them. It's a fun game to have kids practice their Math skills.

This is a really fun site! If you want kids to work on their problem solving skills or maybe you want to have some fun in Physics class, take a look at this awesome site.

The students can move and rotate objects to create a device that get the ball into the container. There are many possible answers, but it is interesting to see what kids can come up with in class. You might ask the kids to come up with a soultion using all of the devices or as few as possible. This could be a fun lesson to share with your students that works great on the Smartboard.

Inside Story Flashcards is a great flashcard site for kids. Check it out!

My friend Kelly wrote an amazing review of a site I want to share with you, so I'm going to send you to her amazing site for the full run down. iLearnTechnology is a site filled with amazing resources and I encourage you do to some snooping around there. I'm not kidding when I say she has covered almost every educational site on the Internet. She is an amazing person and you need to check out her site.

I hope you nejoy the sites!

Give them a try!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tech Tuesday for October 4

Happy Tuesday everyone! Here are some cool things I wanted to share with you this week. I've had a chance to get into some of the school this week and I love what you are all doing. I see why we are one of the best districts in the state. Keep up the great work and let me know how I can support the wonderful things you do every day.

Outlook Tip

One of the things that teachers are now dealing with as they use their Smartboards more is having their computer screen on display at most of the time. That isn't a big problem, but some people have their email settings in such a away that it pops up to notify you when a new message appears. Sometimes, you do not want kids to see that, so here is a way to turn that off.

When you have opened your Outlook, you will see this icon next to the time. That is your Outlook icon. 

Move your arrow over the icon and right click on your mouse.

To get rid of the "Show New Mail Desktop Alert", simple click the heading and the check will vanish. You will no longer get the notifications while working on other documents. If you want to turn it back on, just follow the same directions and select the heading again to turn them on.

Math Fun!

Here are some fun sites I found on my Google Reader. Thanks to Karen Ogen and her site  InTec InSights: Technology Integration Ideas for the Classroom for the info. Here are just a couple. Please check out her sight for more information.

Squirt The Dog

Banana Hunt
I hope everyone has a great week and I hope to see many of you in your classroom very soon.

Give it a try!