Word Clouds on the iPad

I love word clouds. It is the best way to deconstruct a piece of text with students. It lets you start that conversation about language, text types, literacy and the power of the written word. It is also a great way to do a text analysis. Marco Torres talks about using them to compare two…

Moon Phases, Tides, and Oreo Cookies

In a recent post by Ryann Warlick I saw a nice infographic that features Oreo cookies being used to explain the phases of the moon. That infographic (embedded below) prompted me to do a quick search for some related videos. I found a couple of good ones on YouTube and one on Next Vista for Learning. Those videos are…

Slideshows with BrickFlow

If you are looking for new ways to create slideshows and share visual content, here comes a new website, BrickFlow.  BrickFlow is a building-blocks type of application that will enhance the way we share our online content and stories.  When you get your account, search for pictures, videos, links or online content by writing hash tags or…

Class charts for attendance and behavior

This month Class Charts became a financial supporter of Free Technology for Teachers. Here’s what Class Charts is all about. Class Charts is a free service designed be a teacher. The service is best described as one part seating chart and one part behavior chart. In Class Charts you can create and arrange as many seating charts…