Saturday, June 22, 2013

TimeToast Timelines: Students Make and Share Them

There is a great new website for interactive timelines, called  It is a super easy place to make and share timelines.  I have used this site with my students.  They created timelines to show the major battles of the American Revolution.  It is amazing how much more they work when they know people out in the world will be viewing their work.  I believe this is a great website to use with your students. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Digital Literacy--A necessary part of our job

Hello edtech friends!
So, we can talk all day about the cool things you can do with your students.  But, there is one topic that often gets left out until a student comes to us with a report/research that is a bit wonky.  Maybe the only cited website is wikipedia, or maybe the website is not a reputable one.  How can we teach our kids to use their inquisitive natures to question their resources?  Well, an article at will help.  Here are 11 hoax websites that you can use with your students to evaluate websites.    I have created a website evaluation printable that your students can use as they learn to stop and think before they believe everything they read online.  Click here to download that form.  Have a great day!