February 21, 2012 TJ Houston

I was recently at #oetc12 the edtech conference in Ohio and I was introduced to Adobe’s new products focusing on education. Adobe is making great strides in the education community by offering entry level certifications as well as curating content to be used in the classroom. Lets take a look at the free resource sharing site from Adobe, the Adobe Education Exchange. (more…)

February 21, 2012 TJ Houston

So every Monday I meet with my elementary teachers and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it. (more…)

February 21, 2011 TJ Houston 1Comment

Wouldn’t it be nice to add a link to your syllabus at the beginning of the year that has your blog, your Diigo feed and resources that will be used throughout the year. Now you can. There are 3 services that allow you to take multiple links and media and “Bundle” them into one short link. Lets take a look. (more…)

February 21, 2011 TJ Houston 4Comment

Recently I was talking with my girlfriend who is studying Nuclear Medicine at the University of Findlay and she showed me all of the note cards that she creates for her classes. She goes through hundreds of note cards a week (25 Credit Hours) and she has to carry them with her wherever she goes so she can study. Me being the technologist that I am says that is a waste of tree’s, money, and time. I thought, there has to be a better way. There is. Cramberry. (more…)

February 21, 2011 TJ Houston

Recently I was told that a school would not allow access to Google Docs and they would not be moving forward with Google Apps for EDU. Why? I have no idea. The teacher was frustrated because she saw all of the educational benefits that Google Docs provided as well as the 21st century skills that our students need. I started looking around and I found a couple of tools that although they do not do everything that Google Docs does, you can still bring in cool tools to help facilitate 21st century learning. (more…)

February 20, 2011 TJ Houston 1Comment

I learned quite a few things today that I didn’t know about Google search. Google is constantly changing and adding new features to all of there product lines. Today we are going to focus on a couple of cool things that will help you leverage your search results and use Google Search as a teaching tool. Let’s take a look! (more…)

February 20, 2011 TJ Houston 3Comment

Thought I would share this cool resource I found about using Wordle’s in the classroom. Also don’t forget to look at my previous post about Tagxedo tie the ideas together and let me know what you come up with. Google Doc <— Click here 🙂 Thanks TJ

February 18, 2011 TJ Houston 1Comment

While writing an article about Google Search in EDU, I stumbled upon a labs project that is called Google News Timeline.  The about page reads: “Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.” To get started click here. The next step is to add some queries to your timeline. You can do this…

February 18, 2011 TJ Houston 1Comment

Many teachers are starting to use Woordle’s in their classrooms. Today I found a tool that lets you take the Woordles that you already are creating and turn them into images that deal with the subject and content area. The best part, ITS FREE! To get started head over to http://www.tagxedo.com/ You can add your website or blog URL, a Twitter Feed, a del.icio.us url, News, Search Term,  RSS feed as well as your own words. You can choose an image that they already have such as a heart, a flower, a cloud, a giraffe, etc. How can we use…