Sometimes, things just go along swimmingly and it's possible to let your guard down. We all do it. Here's a quick check to see if your protection detector is in gear. Or, you might wish to use this in the classroom to raise the awareness of students. The resource is call Safe Page from Google. … Continue reading A safety checkup
Often, you see parents who are trying to entertain children while in waiting rooms hand their smartphones to the child and let them play with it. What if there was something that would engage and, at the same time, educate? There is with Rivet: Better Reading Practice. How about access to over 2000 appropriate books? … Continue reading Riveting reading
One of my not-so-secret indulgences online is playing Words with Friends. I have a number of regular friends that I play with on a daily basis. When I'm done those games, I'll often turn to some of the other features that WWF offers. One of these things is a solo challenge against the program. There's … Continue reading Famous teachers
VR - Virtual Reality For a long time, the concept of Virtual Reality has been touted as the next big thing in education. The concept of exploring virtual worlds from your computer screen bring another promise of technology to the end user. It's an exciting concept and there are so many things that are available … Continue reading Places to explore in VR
When I read about this, I immediately thought of this ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCVuO1yeJc The news? The Library of Congress has digitized 70 original children's books and made them available on its website. This is phenomenal! It's not like we are experiencing a shortage of children's books. But, it's something extra special to see these books in … Continue reading Children’s books
How often do you need to visualise something to make a point or to summarise your findings? Traditionally, you'll turn to a spreadsheet or a graphics program and then get to work. For a small project, you might find the Data Gif Maker helpful. There aren't a great deal of options but if you need … Continue reading Visualising things
I get a number of strange looks when people realize that I have a number of web browsers on this computer. I agree that it can be a bit of overkill. In addition to learning the nuances of each, there's the challenge of keeping them up to date. It could have paid off this weekend … Continue reading Who’s laughing now?