Highlights from the FETC 2015 conference (Part 1)

12 Mar

This January, I attended the 2015 Florida Educational Technologies Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida. This annual conference features hundreds of PD sessions, hands-on workshops, and inspiring keynotes. I also had the opportunity to mix, mingle, network, and learn from international … Read More »

ICT Tip: Visuwords puts a new twist on looking up words in the dictionary or thesaurus

31 Jan

Link: www.visuwords.com Quick overview: The Visuwords website is a unique twist on a dictionary or thesaurus. Students look up a word and immediately see color coded “pop-up” connections to adjectives,  antonyms, related words, definitions – all at once!  Surprisingly intuitive … Read More »

ICT Tip: An on-line English “pronouncing” dictionary with over 115,000 pre-recorded words, read by a human voice!

29 Jan

Quick overview: An on-line English Dictionary that contains over 115,000 English words that have been pre-recorded by a real person with a clear sounding voice. What does it do? Using the Howjsay (www.howsjay.com) website, students type in English words they … Read More »