Interactive Analog Clock

Sometimes you need a manipulative for each of your students in the classroom so that they can explore a particular concept. This past year my students were always wanting to get the analog clock to help them work through their story problems that dealt with time. So I created this online manipulative to help them work through the problems and be able to check their answers. It allows the student to jump to a specific time or increment the time forward or backward by hours, minutes, or seconds.

Random Selectors

Over at I have been creating several different tools to help with random selections.

Rule of Thirds Cropping

The rule of thirds is a composition rule that helps you compose an image to make it more pleasing to the eye.


Use Gimp to crop an image using the rule of thirds.


Original Image

The original image was cropped so that the head of the fox is in the lower right third of the image.

Cropping a photo in Gimp

Lesson Objective:

  • Crop a picture


Uncropped example

The image above was cropped to create a the new image below with a more panoramic feel to it.


Online Educational Resources

Here is a list of several websites that I have found useful in the classroom.
Math Facts:


Social Studies:
U.S. State Identification Activity
Flash based activity where students match the name of one of the United States with it's location on a map.
U.S. State Location Activity
Drag and drop a state to it's correct location within the U.S. This website also contains many other activities.

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