TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Over 100 ways to use word clouds

Don’t you love finding new uses for word clouds in the classroom? You may be using them to cleverly post classroom rules, analyze a speech, or learn about student interests.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Teaching literacy with cell phones

Check out the brilliant ideas for enriching literacy instruction on the Smart Blog on Education. Each idea will help educators meet the diverse needs of the tech-loving learners in the classroom. The ideas are simple but ever so clever. For instance, the author of the post, Lisa Nielsen, suggests letting students write rough drafts using […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Google your own adventure

You know those cool choose-your-own-adventure books you enjoyed as a kid? Well, using Google forms, you can create your own for the classroom or you can have students create their own. Read all about it on Bionic Teaching. Reluctant writers might be interested in creating these for their friends or even for younger students in […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Apps for students with low vision

We are featuring some ideas for your learners with low vision today. Over at Sam’s Cool Tools for the Classroom, you will find a post highlighting apps that teach cause and effect, help students with math, and more.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Fun with stickman

Be prepared to lose hours of your life to doodling once you click over to Draw a Stickman. How could you use this in the classroom? To teach and reinforce vocabulary for ELL students, to assess the following of written directions for children with disabilities, to inspire a reluctant writer, to teach young students how […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Testing….testing….ready to differentiate?

We just love OTs for Apps over here at Differentiation Daily. It is so hard to keep up with all of the emerging tools for our iPads and smart phones, but we don’t have to because of great sites like this one. This recent post focuses on apps that will help students with disabilities who […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Using technology to support inclusion

Paula has an article in Family Center on Technology and Disability this month so I get to recommend an “in-house” idea today. She is the featured expert in their newsletter. Print or share electronically if you and your colleagues are looking for ways to use technology to support your inclusive schooling programs.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Classroom without clickers?

Want a classroom set of classroom clickers to get more student participation? If you don’t think you will be getting them soon, see the list of alternatives over at Holy Paninis. There are plenty or reasons to use clickers in your diverse classroom. They not only get every student involved, but they can add an […]

Read a book, give a book

We Give Books is a fabulous resource for readers who struggle with holding and manipulating a book or page turning. It also allows you to “share” favorite books with families as learners can read favorite selections at school or at home. So…what does this website do? It allows on-line reading of popular picture books, including […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Virtual field trip resources galore

Jump over to Reading Rockets to read this great article by Carole Cox about conducting virtual field trips. This piece is not only filled with links to fantastic field trip “sites” like NASA and The Boston Museum of Science, but it contains several adaptations for different grade levels and abilities.