Wednesday, April 24, 2013


"Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease"

A great source for a current event, or current musing. Visit the site regularly or add a widget to your blog or classpage. (Unfortunately, it's Flash, so iPads won't like it. Waiting for an HTML5 version!)

"Our Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life, ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs."

Monday, April 22, 2013

30 seconds of fame -

Record yourself!
Tammy offers some tips on using, a free web-based recording app for the iPad (and Android) that generates a URL for the recording. No login required, but you are limited to 30 seconds per recording. Check out her post for some ideas on how to use it.

The website also allows you to record in your browser, and even add a bookmarklet to your menu bar. (Watch the short how-to video clip)


Friday, April 19, 2013

Multiple URLs in one place

Sometimes,  you want an easy way to share a number of URLs, especially in a classroom setting or pro-d presentation. makes this a snap. You can add a list of URLs, and generate a simple drop-down menu with all your choices presented - and it's all accessible via an easy to share shortcut based on the name.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Explore the game design experience

Gamestar Mechanic

Lots being said about coding and game design as a way to access broader learning outcomes. Take a look at Gamestar Mechanic. Even if it doesn't fit into your course, your students might just love pursuing this on their own.

"Gamestar Mechanic leads users through the game design experience. This site teaches the basics of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. "