TJ Houston

Hey everyone, My name is TJ and I am here to help you! I am a lifelong learner that strives to help others. Work: By day I work for Panasonic as the Sales Support Rep for the Midwest Region. Play: I love all things photography, videography, and tech! Home: I have a loving wife (Ashley) and an adorable German shepherd (Jynx) You can find me on twitter @tjhouston or if you want to check out some photos, you can follow me on instagram @lumix_tjhouston! All of the views on this site are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.

Leveraging Google Search

I learned quite a few things today that I didn’t know about Google search. Google is constantly changing and adding new features to all of there product lines. Today we are going to focus on a couple of cool things that will help you leverage your search results and use Google Search as a teaching tool. Let’s take a look!

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50 Ways to use Wordle’s in the classroom

Thought I would share this cool resource I found about using Wordle’s in the classroom. Also don’t forget to look at my previous post about Tagxedo tie the ideas together and let me know what you come up with. Google Doc <— Click here 🙂 Thanks TJ

Google News Timeline

While writing an article about Google Search in EDU, I stumbled upon a labs project that is called Google News Timeline.  The about page reads: “Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news,… Read More »Google News Timeline

Edu Tool Spotlight: Tagxedo

Many teachers are starting to use Woordle’s in their classrooms. Today I found a tool that lets you take the Woordles that you already are creating and turn them into images that deal with the subject and content area. The best part, ITS FREE! To get started head over to http://www.tagxedo.com/ You can add your website or blog URL, a… Read More »Edu Tool Spotlight: Tagxedo

White House Releases Educator Kit

Today the Obama administration released a toolkit for Educators with lesson plans and tools to help with 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge “The Challenge, which begins March 7, will include a voluntary online exam for high school students that helps teach about saving, budgeting, investing, and other important skills critical to building a strong financial future. The highest scoring students… Read More »White House Releases Educator Kit