Wordle: Word Cloud Generator

WHAT IS WORDLE? Wordle is an online application that generates word clouds from text entered in a textbox. The clouds arrange the text by size (words that appear more often are larger) and in colorful patterns. Individuals can personalize the clouds by altering fonts, layouts, and color schemes. This application allows students to display texts … Continue reading

PlaySpent: An Engaging Game of Economics

WHAT IS PLAYSPENT? PlaySpent is an online game that involves the player taking on the role of an unemployed, single parent who has to make it through the month on their last $1,000. The player does this by solving real-life problems and making decisions by answering simulation questions. The goal of the game is to … Continue reading

Prezi: Zooming Presentations

WHAT IS PREZI? Prezi is a new, exciting way to present information to students. It allows the user to enter text, pictures, and even video (directly embedded from YouTube, or a link) and then create a presentation that zooms and pans out effortlessly. Since it is created and stored online, it allows the presenter to … Continue reading

JeopardyLabs: Game Builder

WHAT IS JEOPARDYLABS? After covering a large amount of material, using a game like Jeopardy can be a great way to review in class. By splitting students up into teams and having them compete (for bragging rights, extra credit, edible rewards), teachers can get students excited about reviewing their material before an assessment. This resource … Continue reading

New Horizons EdTech Resource Database

THE PROBLEM: Teachers want to use technology in the classroom but don’t have the: Time Energy Resources How can we provide teachers with everything they need to use the technology they already have access to in their classrooms effectively? THE GOALS: NHFL EdTech Resource Database aims to create a database of technology resources that: Provides … Continue reading