Andy's Blog (6)

A Monster List of Ed Tech Freeware and Cloudware at Teachnology

I've created a Ning Community for sharing ed tech freeware and cloudware tools as well as other resources such as grant opportunities and ed tech related blogs. I'm hoping the community will grow as I'd like to see more member contributed links added to our list. Whether you'd like to contribute or just find some cool tech tools for your class, check out Teachnology at!

Added by Andy on April 3, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for Teachers on a Tight Budget: My Presentation at FETC

For those who couldn't attend this year's FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference), you truly missed out. Actor and activist Ed Begley Jr. kicked off the conference by speaking on this year's theme, "Doing More With Less." (I posted some footage on YouTube here - The expo hall was incredible and there were several very informative sessions. I presented at this year's… Continue

Added by Andy on January 18, 2010 at 8:10am — 3 Comments

Introducing the Digital Arts Toolbar and the Teacher Tech Toolbar!

I recently created a toolbar for my Digital Arts students to access the various freeware and cloudware resources we use in class. I also included a directory of engaging educational games and activities. Though it's designed with my students in mind, I'd like to share it with the rest of the Classroom 2.0 community. Here's the link -…


Added by Andy on April 9, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

I'm playing an April Fool's Joke on my Students!

I've always thought that the best classroom behavior management strategy is for the teacher to become the class clown. So to practice what I preach, I decided to play a little joke on my students in honor of April Fools! Check out the pictures below!

When students enter my classroom this morning, they will find no chairs and be greeted by this message!…


Added by Andy on April 1, 2008 at 7:00am — 5 Comments An Educational Game that's Philanthropic as Well!

One of my colleagues told me about, a game that helps players to build vocabulary and donate rice to the UN at the same time.

Now I'm sure many are asking "How does it work?" It's actually very simple. Every vocabulary question that comes up has an accompanying ad below. Each time an ad is loaded, money is generated that is donated to providing rice to hungry people. I thought this was an ingenious idea and decided to add the site to a…


Added by Andy on February 7, 2008 at 10:48am — No Comments

Morphing for Middle Schoolers

For the past two years I've been doing a unit with my Graphic Arts students about morphing. Through a web based activity and projects that involve free software and a digital camera, students become acquainted with skills and knowledge that cross over into other subject areas as well as some real world applications.…


Added by Andy on December 12, 2007 at 9:40am — No Comments


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