This month I have some cool websites and digital tools to share! I learned about most of these in a session while attending the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Would You Rather…? Math Game
This is a site you can share with your mathematics teachers!
Jeopardy style quiz game creator for educators.
This site is an archive of old arcade games from the 1970s-1990s. You will find games like Defender, Moon Patrol, Q*bert, and more. We are thinking about using this in a future library lunch program.
Wild Safari Live
This Nat Geo Wild site allows you to see live video feeds from Africa. This is a cool tool to connect your classroom to a safari at any time!
Other Cool Tools
This site automatically formats papers (cover page, works cited, etc) and no acccount is required.
This tool allows the user to get the definition and part of speech for any word on a website. It is a great way for students to identify ACT/ SAT vocabulary words.
I had forgotten about this site! It allows the user to create a .JPG image of a newspaper clipping. They can type in the text they want to be displayed.
Triventy is a free collaborative classroom survey tool. It reminds me a lot of Kahoot! It’s as easy as creating your questions, inviting students to join, and starting the quiz.
What I’m Writing
The editors have completed a book I contributed a chapter to in late 2016. It should be published in the fall. I’ll share more information when it is available.
I have been invited to write my column for ABC-CLIO’s School Library Connection again in 2017-2018. I’m very grateful to the publisher and editors for allowing me to share my voice for another year! Consider subscribing to the magazine!
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