Wednesday, May 11, 2016

You will thank me!! Jigsaw Planet

Jigsaw Planet has thousands of free jigsaw puzzles created by users. It's not necessary to open an account to play these free games, but there are advantages if you register, such as being able to save partially solved games to finish at a later date or the ability to sort puzzles into different albums which will help you organize your favorites.
You can also create your own jigsaw puzzle from your own photos.  You can create a puzzle from a subject topic that you are studying/teaching and then link it to a QR code.  Students could solve the puzzle to answer a certain question, etc.  There are many ways to incorporate this into the classroom and students love to solve puzzles!

To learn how, here's a step-by-step tutorial that shows you How to Make Your Own Jigsaw Planet Puzzles.

Friday, May 6, 2016

EdTech "MEGA" Padlet

Brian Marshall has created a wonderful resource for teachers in Padlet.
EdTech Mega Padlet- A “mega” Padlet full of resources for teachers who want to familiarize themselves with popular education apps.  Each resource has its own Padlet with information and additional resources.  You can also add suggested new apps that are useful to the classroom.
This is a screen shot of just a few of the apps available.