Wired on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Death by PowerPoint?

Tired of students using too many words on a slide and then reading their entire presentation straight from the screen? Looking for an answer? Try Haiku Deck! This simple and clean format is available online and as an iPad app. Find out more here.

Give Students a New Voice

Liberate your students to find a new look and a new voice. Tellagami's easy to use iPad app is a great way for students to express their own views, to recreate a historic figure, or to create a book trailer in iMovie. Watch as Paul Hamilton gives a review of this versatile educational app.
Tellagami App teacher tutorial

There's a New Timer in Town

All timers are not created equal! (Had enough clichés yet?) If so, click here and check out TeachIt Timer. Taken from Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teacher's blog, the TeachIt Timer displays simultaneous countdown and count-up timers.

Divergent Hits Theaters March 21!

Looking for a way to strike a chord with your students? Go see one of the most popular YA fiction titles as it hits theaters over Spring Break. The first book in a trilogy, Divergent's dystopian theme is geared up to rival Hunger Games on every level. Check out the trailer below!
DIVERGENT - Trailer - Official [HD] - 2014

Keynote Speaker at METC14 A Big Hit

Kevin Honeycutt was a favorite presenter among Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) attendees. Growing up in poverty and attending many different schools is only a small part of Honeycutt's past that led him to reach out to teachers and help build 21st century learners. His unique humor and story-telling skills captivate audiences all over the world. Check out his METC keynote message by clicking here. You won't be disappointed!
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