Monday, June 4, 2007

Does your website make the grade?

I just found a link to a clever site that will give your website a quick checkup. All you do is type your website into the site and it will give your site a grade. The score is on a 100 point scale. The site will then proceed to explain why your site is hot or why it is not.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Custom Avatars!

I just found a free site that can be used to make talking avatars for your website, blog, myspace, etc.

It is

Check it out!

Get a Voki now!

Who's on your site....

Ever wonder if anyone is on your site?

I found this really cool site that lets you find out how many people are on your site at any given moment! It can even tell you what pages they are looking at!

Click here to check out the page.

This is what you and your users see:

website counter
If it says "1", then you are all alone. :(

Mosaic Maker.....

If you need something clever for a quick extra credit or to burn a few minutes on a half day or something like that, I found a great plug-in for Flash that will make any picture into a mosaic to be solved. You can choose the number of tiles (the sample has 8).

Friday, June 1, 2007

Welcome to the Blog....

This blog was created with the intention of helping teachers to make sense of all the technology available to us. After giving an in-service not long ago, I realized that most teachers have no idea how easy and how available these tools are.

I think that technology is becoming more and more crucial to giving our students a full and rewarding education. In our fast paced world with so much information, our students must be trained to find and understand this information and the tools for using and managing it. I find and hear and read about so many different websites, software titles, and pieces of hardware that can be used in the educational setting. I hope that this blog will serve as a tool to spread the word about these educational tools and also give me an avenue for learning about new ones.

When I come across something useful, I will talk about it here. I hope that other teachers will find it useful.