Brian Weir's Blog Posts Tagged 'web' (12)

Create geographical and statistical maps using TargetMap.

For educators who teach statistics or anything that deals with geography check out TargetMaps. This is a great web 2.0 tool that will allow you and your students tocreate visually appealing presentations about data that they have researched.

Added by Brian Weir on June 27, 2013 at 12:04am — No Comments

URL Shorteners: Fur.ly opens multiple tabs.

fur.ly is a great place/idea for educators who are struggling with students finding the right websites or who are having their students copy long URLs off of the board.  This tool will let you have one URL that will open multiple websites at one time.

Added by Brian Weir on November 19, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Create a virtual corkboard/presentation using Spaaze

Spaaze is a website that allows for thesimple creation of a virtual cork board.  It is extremely dynamic and easy to use.  You can add video, images, files, titles, and notes all in one spot so your students can have easy access to unit material.  The canvass size of Spaaze is huge so you can add quite a few units to one canvass.  

Added by Brian Weir on July 8, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Create simple data charts using ChartTool

This educational web 2.0 tutorial demonstrates a great online method of taking collected data with your classroom and inputing the information into a chart in just a couple of easy steps.  Create cutomized data charts simply.

Added by Brian Weir on July 4, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Create dynamic data charts using Hohli Charts

Hohli charts is a simple method of creating dynamic data sets that then display as charts and graphs.  This web 2.0 tool would be great and simple for students to use in a k-12 educational setting.

Added by Brian Weir on March 27, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Create Educational Interactive Timelines with TimeRime

Create interactive and informative educational timelinesin an extremely easy manner.  Students will love being given the option of creating a timeline.  Use Timerime for history, art, science, social studies or just about any subject in which they are required to understand the time frame at which events occurred.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Using Socrative to help students practice writing.

Socrative is an awesome tool used in Education to gain a better understanding of what our students have learned or are learning during a lesson by getting.  In this post about socrative we see how it can be used assess writing in the classroom.

Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Make typing in links easier for students using URL shorteners

My favorite URL shorteners.  These are used to take those long annoying URLs and shrink them down to a managable size.  This tutorial will demonstrate the difference between Google URL shortener, CiteBite, and TinyURl.  These all have their unique uses for the educator.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 7, 2012 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Educational Videos for Free as well as other Visuals for Education

PBS Learning Resources is an excellent site for teachers and students to find educational films as well as other media types such as sound, images, and lesson plans.  This site has a couple thousand videos for you to see.  These videos are all free.  Click the link to learn more.

Added by Brian Weir on February 6, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Create dynamic charts with Chartle

Chartle is an awesome site that allows students and teachers the ability to create dynamic and graphic charts based upon data collected in the classroom.  This site is extremely easy to use and can be easily used across most grade levels.  Click the link to view a short tutorial and example of what Chartle is.

Added by Brian Weir on February 4, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Create study guides using Brainflip Flash Cards

Brainflips is an excellent place to create multimedia flashcards that your students can use while studying your vocabulary words.  Click the link to see how it is used.

Added by Brian Weir on January 30, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Create and edit art, music, audio, and visual affects with Aviary's suite of tools

Aviary is a powerful suite of graphics and audio tools that can be used for educational purposes and assignments.  It is a very dynamic piece of software that is hosted in the cloud and is an excellent web 2.0 tool.  Click here to read more about using Aviary in the Classroom.

Added by Brian Weir on January 25, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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