Friday, January 10, 2014

Classroom Diversity

Twitter Feed: @TheJLV

As a math teacher and data analyst, Vilson serves on numerous boards dedicated to diversity in the classroom, including social media, social justice and civic engagement. He typically tweets about what he is doing in education.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Minimize Ribbon

Minimize the Ribbon by pressing Ctrl+F1 in Word 2010 and 2007. To restore the Ribbon, press Ctrl+F1 again, or double-click a Ribbon tab. This allows the screen to take up more room for easy reading.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Buzz Feed

This news app is a fast way to read the top headlines. BuzzFeed is an excellent example of how to get information to the social media-driven masses. Each article features pictures and videos along with stories of current popular viral content. Some of the most popular articles consist of “Top 10” articles. Users can also log in and customize their content by selecting categories that interest them.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Estimation Game

App Name: Questimate

Estimation comes alive with this free application. Students can create their own estimation questions using the online portal and make an educated guess reflecting the actual amount. The game is played in a multiplayer mode that will allow for some educational competition.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Red Laser Shopping

App: Red Laser

This price comparison app can teach students the value of bargain hunting. Simply scan the barcode of a product and the app compares the costs to other retail stores. This app is a great tool for students and teachers managing their own finances.