Google Docs for Classroom Collaboration

In Google Docs you are able to make text documents (comparable with Word), presentation (comparable with Powerpoint), spreadsheets (comparable with Excel) and Drawings (comparable with Visio). If you are using Gmail already, Google Docs will fit nicely within your workflow. If you are working on a document between a few people (or many), Google Docs allows ...

Get Your Students Blogging

Blog are many things including fun, an online voice, a possible income, and much more. Blogs are also a very useful way to store information about something. When dealing with education, blogs can be a great way to store the progress of a project. Some class projects, depending on the grade level, require to have ...

Geocaching in the Classroom

For those who do not know what geocaching is, let’s first define it: Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching) I have been apart of a geocaching event ...

Are You Ready For Classroom 3.0?

Depending on your age, your classroom looks either different, or very different from a classroom nowadays. I don’t want to date myself too much, but my elementary classroom never had a computer let alone laptops. We used the old style overhead projectors that needed the clear paper with black text or objects to show up ...

Why Isn’t Anyone Using Skype?

It seems that Skype is a household name that no one actually uses. In the educational world, Skype can be used for a lot of reasons. If you want to present something to your professor or to a colleague then you can use the screen share feature. What if you can’t run something on your computer in your ...