Posts Categorized: Management

Motivate Students & Gamify Learning with Class Badges

Motivate Students & Gamify Learning with Class Badges

Gamify Your Classroom with Badges ClassBadges www.ClassBadges.com Awarding students badges is a great way to recognize them for their achievements. It’s perfect for mastery or standards-based learning. Whether you want to award a badge for mastering a key learning objective, or recognize a student of the week, award a badge for students who go above and… Read more

Convert PDF Documents into Editable Files in Three Steps

Convert PDF Documents into Editable Files in Three Steps

PDFConverter http://www.pdfconverter.com/free-pdf-conversion-online/ The folks at PDFconverter.com offer a free tool that makes converting PDF files a breeze.  Convert PDFs into editable Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Files.  You can also create PDF files.  This tool is totally free and there is no file size limit.   After selecting the file type, just upload the file you… Read more

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom

3 Simple Random Name Selectors for the Classroom Sometimes you just need a simple way of picking students at random.  No bells and whistles, no sound effects, no animations… just a quick way to randomly pick a name.  Here are three basic random name generators. Random Name Picker http://www.miniwebtool.com/random-name-picker/ It’s as simple as: 1) Paste… Read more

Schedule Conferences, Manage Volunteers, and Organize Wish-Lists with Ease

Schedule Conferences, Manage Volunteers, and Organize Wish-Lists with Ease

SignUpGenius www.SignUpGenius.com   I recently learned about a great tech tool for teachers while signing up for my daughter’s parent/teacher conference.  SignUpGenius allowed me to see time slots available and reserve the one that best-fits my schedule.  The best part is that it only took a few seconds and I was able to sign up over my phone.  I… Read more

Online Stopwatch – Get a Unique Online Timer for Your Classroom

Online Stopwatch – Get a Unique Online Timer for Your Classroom

Online Stopwatch online-stopwatch.com Sometimes you just need a simple online timer, or count-down timer to display from your projector.  Add a bookmark for www.online-stopwatch.com to your bookmark toolbar and you’ll have a variety of them available at any time.   Basic Countdown Timer Egg Timer They offer a variety of fun timers appropriate for all… Read more

Merge PDF – Combine or clip PDF files in 3 steps.

Merge PDF – Combine or clip PDF files in 3 steps.

Merge PDF merge.smallpdf.com   Cut, copy, paste – the best friends of a creative teacher aren’t exactly easy to do with PDFs.  Merge PDF allows you to cut pages from PDF documents and/or combine pages from multiple PDF files. I wanted a digital version of just 4 pages from an 84 page PDF document, and wanted to combine those… Read more

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar – easy online file conversion.

Zamzar www.zamzar.com We’ve all been there: you need to convert a PDF to a document, or convert video or movie files to a different format. Before you start looking for the perfect program, give Zamzar a try. File conversion in 4 simple steps! Zamzar offers free online file conversion from nearly any type of file you have to… Read more

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame your Inbox and Reclaim Control of your Email

Inbox Zero – Tame Your Inbox and Reclaim Control of Your Email Achieve Inbox Zero It’s time that I tame my email with an attempt at achieving “Inbox Zero.”   The original idea of emptying your inbox every day goes back to 2007, but I’m going to share some strategies and tools that I am using to help… Read more

Technology Excuse Statement

Technology Excuse Statement

Rather than post a new resource this week, I’m going to share my Technology Excuse Statement as teachers head back to school and revise syllabi.  The one below has been modified from a number of online sources (links to which I can no longer find).  Common sense and flexibility still need to apply, but it does… Read more

Team Maker – An easy, flexible, random way to create groups!

Team Maker – An easy, flexible, random way to create groups!

Team Maker http://chir.ag/projects/team-maker/   Take the hassle out of making teams in your classroom.  Simply paste your roster into the site, select the format for team names (animals, numbers, Greek gods, etc.), choose the number of teams you would like to create and click “generate teams.”  Your results can be displayed on screen (copy and paste as you… Read more