The list doesn’t destroy culture; it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. – Umberto Eco Lists aren’t just an internet obsession, they’re one of humankind’s original cultural products. Nearly 4,000 years ago, ancient rulers created the Sumerian King List to legitimize their claim to authority and tout a…Read more
A wise teacher once told me that there are two kinds of people in the world – those who put things into categories, and those who don’t know what they’re missing. With Versal’s Categories gadget, put yourself firmly in the first camp, and quiz your students on all the things they need to know. Categories…Read more
We received over 40 entries and 3,000 verified votes.
Versal’s Pin Win Teach Pinterest contest is officially over and we’ve tallied the votes. Now it’s time to announce the winners! But first, a quick look back at the contest. After 30 days of voting, we had 44 entries and over 3,000 verified votes. Entries covered a wide range of creative ideas, from digital greenhouses…Read more
A guest post from Robert Schleeter, music educator, composer and Versal Teacher-In-Residence
One night, I downloaded 60 pages of musician jokes. If you take out the catty references to lack of financial resources and bad instrumental tone, what’s left are some poignant clichés. There’s the singer who doesn’t know where to come in, the guitarist who can’t read music, and you probably know the rest. Are these…Read more
Now take Versal courses directly on iOS and Android devices
Smartphones and tablets have become a day-to-day part of our lives. And the opportunity to learn on-the-go is not only a huge benefit, it’s a requirement. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new mobile player. Now easily take interactive Versal courses via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We’ve always envisioned mobile…Read more
Guest post from a science teacher and Versal Teacher-In-Residence
My high school science students had a special name they liked to call me: “The teacher in heels that raps.” I’d often build rapport by tossing a rhyme or two into my instruction, even add rhyme and rhythm into their assignments. A little “chalk talk” to show them it was ok to relax and take risks on…Read more
Announcing the our new Pinterest Contest!
Discover and share interactive content and exercises for your courses
An online course is a creative and inventive way to engage students and present educational content. Yet it can also be time-intensive, and finding great content can be a challenge. Today, we’re launching the Versal Gadget Market, a resource for teachers to discover and share content for courses and lessons directly within Versal. It’s a…Read more