Author Archives: David Dickman
Edmodo recently released an update to their iPad app. This update added Edmodo to the list of apps that you can send files to when you’re in another app.
Let’s say your student has an essay due that was assigned on Edmodo. If you create that document on your iPad in Pages, when you’re done … Read more
SMART recently updated SMART Ink, the tool that enables you to write on other applications outside of SMART Notebook. With this update, when you write on a website in Internet Explorer, the ink stays with the text when you scroll. This is huge! It completely changes the way you will use your SMART Board. … Read more
William H. Sadlier, Inc., a well renowned Christian publishing company, created an exciting web based initiative called We Believe. The website offers a variety of properties and activities for students, teachers, priests, pastors and families.
We Believe categorizes resources based on grade level, from Kindergarten to Eighth grade, and also includes a section that … Read more
Readworks.org is a great website for K-6 teachers. The site provides teachers with an online reading comprehension and methodology program as well as online training services and professional development resources. Readworks.org is a research based program that provides materials that focus on helping students understand the concepts of reading comprehension. The site is extremely user … Read more
Or is it? This month IBM’s newest super-computer, Watson, will take on the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time. Watson is an artificial intelligence program that has the capacity to answer questions in natural language. Deciphering language is no easy feat for a computer. For example think about the Groucho Marx joke “Last night … Read more
One of the great features of SMART Notebook Math Tools is being able to dynamically graph functions. When you connect a function to a graph, Notebook Math Tools calculates and changes the window dimensions to view all of the picture. It acts very similar to the Zoom-Fit feature on some graphing calculators. However, sometimes you … Read more
Flashcards are the ultimate study tool for any subject. BrainFlips flashcards allow you to “[m]ake flashcards on any subject and share them with your friends and classmates.”
You can use text, image and videos to study almost any subject. … Read more
Math is fun again with IXL.com. This site allows assessment of child’s understanding as they practice basic math skills. teachers can collect data on grade-level proficiency, and identify trouble spots. As the child masters skills, they collect ribbons and medals that keep them motivated as they practice.
Practice questions and state standards are organized … Read more
Classtools.net is a free site that enables teachers to create interactive Flash diagrams for learning and reviewing material. Any file that is created can be saved and can be used for a blog, wiki, or website.
Activities consist of games, timelines, venn diagrams, and more. You can put computer post-it notes on top of hand-outs, … Read more