Category Archives : Cool Tool

My top 5 instructional tools to use this semester

To kick off the spring semester and the relaunch of Devils’ Playground, I want to share my favorite instructional tools that I think have great value and are easy to use. All of these are free. I’ll cover some of these in workshops in the coming months but they are so easy to use, you […]

Quick and easy – word clouds

Seen these around?  They’re word clouds and have been circulating digitally and in print over the past few years. What appears to be a technical and time consuming task is more easy than you think (like paste a bunch of words in a text box and click the word “Go” kind of easy). Wordle’s one […]


Many of us (educators) have turned to TedTalks to supplement our lessons with media rich content.  In case you’re new to and their axiom “Ideas worth spreading”, TedTalks is a free online video collection of inspirational, informative, and sometimes comedic speeches from inspiring voices around the globe. The next stop in the evolution of […]