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Reading Levels, Timestamps, and the Color Wizard

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I don’t often write about web-based tools, but I recently discovered updates to three familiar applications that should prove very helpful for students and teachers.  If you’ve not tried these before, they are definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Google Reading Levels Google offers far more search features than most users realize, and [...]

In the Classroom: To Kill a Mockingbird

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a staple of our 8th grade English curriculum. In an effort to breathe new life into teaching this classic of modern American literature, Faculty Fellow Angela Hagans guided students (and faculty) through the process of using Prezi to demonstrate what they had learned about a [...]

Tools for Better Writing

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Learning to write is relatively easy; learning to write well is a considerably more formidable task.  It’s widely documented that technology can improve students’ writing skills, and applications for the classroom are constantly evolving.  Here are two free and simple tools that have the potential to strengthen your students’ ability to write effectively. BookHooks Style [...]