Just For Fun – Little Alchemy

Each year, I try to find at least one completely addicting ‘just for fun’ game for my students.  Previous hits have included the Sand Game and Boomshine, and the perennial favorite: Plants vs. Zombies.  Monday, the perfect game fell into my lap thanks to...

Socrative Student Response

Socrative is one of those tools I wish I’d had access to when I first started teaching.  It’s a free (yay, free!) student response system that works on computers, tablets, and smartphones.  It can be utilized both in a 1:1 device setting, or a single...

Edscape 2012

This was my second Edscape conference, and it was even more awesome than last year’s since I brought a coworker with me!  We started our day with an inspirational keynote by Vicki Davis. She shared some of her experiences as a teacher, and talked about how there...

Stay on Track with Wunderlist

  I am concentrating this year on keeping myself better organized.  I’m one of those people who has a brain spinning with great ideas, but I rarely pin one down to actually work on it.  Last year, I attended a session on productivity in the classroom at an...

Apps – Splashtop & LogMeIn

One of the things I love about using my iPad in school is the way it frees me from being stuck at my desk while demoing a lesson.  There are various apps available that let you control your desktop using your iPad.  For me, this is a wonderful tool – I hate...