Friday, August 22, 2014

Bingo Baker

Head on over to to create printable or online Bingo cards.  The free resource allows users to enter in their vocabulary words/phrases into the Bingo card template and let the system generate randomized Bingo cards. When using the online cards, students can access these via a link on a mobile device.

The low cost of $9.95 will give teachers a lifetime membership allowing them to save and edit cards and print more than 8.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Six Google Search Tips

#1 - Search by Filetype

Add filetype: and the 3-letter file extension:

#2 - Ignore Words

Use the minus sign before the word you would like to exclude from your results:

#3 - Search by Location

Add a zip code after any search:

#4 - Search a Specific Site or Site Type

Begin with site: (for example, site:edu or

#5 - Use Country Codes

Use the above tip along with country codes to search websites from a specific country:

#6 - Advanced Image Search

Search images with a particular color, size, image type, etc. when using the ADVANCED SEARCH features:

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Book Creator

Available in the App Store
Available on Google Play

Teachers have begun to use the Book Creator app to publish student work in an epub format.  This format allows readers to open an ebook in the ibooks app on an ipad or in the Readium Chrome desktop app.  This user-friendly app allows students to insert saved images and video, text, draw visuals, and record audio.  The full version ipad app is currently $4.99, but users can download the free version to try it.  The free version is limited to one published book.

Watch this 1.5 minute video to see how easy it can be:

Faith Christian School teachers can find this app loaded on the Elementary and Junior High ipad carts.  View an example of Bailey's e-book (select Open in iBooks on an iPad) or view the PDF version.

Find more information on the Book Creator app here.