MuseForJews

muse: n. a source of inspiration

Links You’ll Love

Poster My Wall is a cool site to create a poster online. You can upload photos, customize the background and colors, and add text. You can download a basic quality image for free or order a printed poster.

There is absolutely no reason for This is Sand to exist, except that it’s really cool (and not a little zen) to be able to digitally “pour” sand onto your laptop screen and change the colors. Way cheaper than buying sand sculptures at the fair and no mess!

Wanna play a game? Check out National Geographic Kids. You can choose among geography games, action games, arcade games and more. Arcademics offers educational games (Demolition Division, anyone?) that are categorized by both subject and grade.

Go take a hike! Really! A recent Stanford study found that people are more creative while walking. Read more here.

For a while, it seemed like everyone was doing their own cover of the “Frozen” soundtrack. Well, finally, here it is… b’ivrit. Yup. You’re welcome.

If you want to quickly create a Jeopardy-like game show board to use with your student, check out FlipQuiz. The basic account is free and you can save your boards online.

Here’s a thought-provoking article at Te@chthought about the 22 things we currently do in education that will embarrass us in the future. I definitely don’t agree with all of them, but I think that it’s surely food for thought. Read more here.

Tal Fortgang is a freshman at Princeton University and is, by many accounts, an example of a young man who enjoys “being privileged.” He’s written a powerful essay about being middle-class, Jewish and white…and judged for it. Check it out here.

We love word cloud generators! You know, those fun applications that take a chunk of text and make it into a pretty picture where the most-often used words are bigger than the others… Here’s a great article that points you to ten – yes, ten – sites for creating word clouds, and gives you some neat ideas for using word clouds in the classroom.

If you’re thinking about flipping your classroom, check out hapyak, which allows you to add links and quizzes to videos.

There’s no question that the use of online video has grown exponentially over the last few years. The Pew Research has created a cool video on, well, video. Check it out here.

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May 9, 2014 - Posted by | Links You'll Love |

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