Monday, November 28, 2011

free books!

Richard Byrne teaches US History and Civics to high school students at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Maine. He also runs the resource-rich, creativity-inspiring Free Technology for Teachers blog.

Richard has been writing a series of books about using digital technologies in classrooms that you can download for free.

Here is a sample:

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Noun Project

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

Here is their pledge to you:


The symbols on this site are and always will remain free. We believe symbols can not be effectively shared with the world if they are not free.


Everyone likes simplicity. We want you to be able to come to our site and effortlessly find and obtain what you are looking for. Simple as that.


We think a language that can be understood by all cultures and people is a pretty amazing thing. We also think our symbols and the objects or ideas they represent are works of art worth celebrating.

Highest Quality

We get excited about things like scale, proportion, and shape. We are committed to design and quality in everything we do.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What does your web look like?

Here is a fun activity - a web-related personality quiz called Webify Me.

Answer 20 questions about what you would do in certain situations and get a web page that is all about you.

Here is mine: Weblocked. Click on each item to learn something about me.

P.S. The thing about the keys is definitely not true --- but everything else is so ME :)