TGIF ~ April 30, 2010

Technology Gems, Ideas, and Facts

Friday, April 30, 2010

Gem ~ a website or application that might work well for you or your students

Triptico (the creators of Word Magnets) has a lot of new resources available that could be helpful in the classroom. Try the Probability Spinner, Simple Calculator, or any of the other activities. These are web-based and easy to use whether you’re connected to an interactive white board or projecting on a screen. (

Idea ~ a way to enhance your LFS lessons with technology

This is a “re-run” of a TGIF entry from last year around this time, but one that I thought I’d share again. Free Rice is a site that allows students (or anyone) to practice vocabulary (in several languages), math facts, and content from several other subject areas through multiple choice questions. For every question answered correctly, ten grains of rice are donated to the World Food Programme to help feed the world’s hungry. The site also contains information about world hunger. This is a great way for students to do some good while brushing up on their skills. (

Fact ~ Just a bit of information

Tuesday, May 4th is National Teacher Day and part of Teacher Appreciation Week. As a parent of two MASD grads and someone who has the privilege of working with you all every day, thanks for all you do. It’s not the easiest job in the world, but then again, that’s not why we became teachers, is it?

Have a great weekend,



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