Assessment

Student Feedback Floop

An Easier Way to Provide Faster, More Effective Student Feedback

Floop: Giving Students Feedback They Need, When They Need It More than just a quick, convenient way of providing student feedback on paper assignments,...

Assistive Technology

Voice Typing in Google Docs

Getting Started with Google Voice Typing

Text-to-Speech That Actually Works I remember trying voice-to-text software in the late 1990s. In addition to a lack of accuracy, I had to speak...

Communication

Parent-Teacher Communication That Works

ClassTag: Communicating with Parents Has Never Been Easier

Communicating with Parents: Let Them Decide I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t always read (or even open) the weekly email newsletters I receive...

Content Creation

Amazon Template

Create Engaging Assignments With This Amazon Template

Templates for Engaging Assignments Fake social media templates have been long popular on Nick’s picks an engaging way for students to demonstrate an understanding...

Featured App

A Fun Way to Randomly Select or Group Students

Chwazi Finger Chooser Teachers are always looking for new ways to select or group students. This app makes that task quick, easy, and fun....

Flipped Classroom & Blended Learning

Video Lessons for Every Subject

Video Lessons for Every Subject – Study.com

Video Lessons for Every Subject From Hemingway to Hemoglobin – Study.com This collaboration is brought to you by Study.com and is based on my...

Gadgets

Top Tech Toys of 2019

The Top Tech Toys of 2019

Nick’s Picks for Tech Toys So many of my previous picks for educational toys remain among my top choices (now at lower prices), but...

  • November 25, 2018

    Nick’s Picks for Educational Toys 2018

    Top Educational Toys Under $50 Here are my top 10 picks for STEM/educational toys under $50 for 2018. I opted for only 10 picks...

  • STEM Toys Under $25
    December 3, 2017

    The Best STEM Toys Under $25 – 2017

    The Best STEM Toys Under $25 – 2017 Nick’s Picks for Educational Toys 2017 There are so many great choices for STEM toys under...

  • Best STEM Toys 2017
    November 26, 2017

    The Best STEM Toys Under $100

    The Best STEM Toys Under $100 Nick’s Picks for Educational Toys 2017 It’s that time of year when I get to share my favorite...

General

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The world of educational video games was minuscule in the mid-80s, but that didn’t stop us from...

  • TED Talks for Teachers - Nick's Picks Volume 7
    December 28, 2019

    TED Talks for Teachers – Volume 7

    My seventh annual collection of TED Talks for teachers has something for every educator: from using hip-hop to explain biology to the myth of...

  • The Top EdTech Picks of 2019
    December 18, 2019

    Top EdTech Picks of 2019

    Here’s a look back at my top #EdTech picks of 2019: Netflix and Instagram Templates, PD on the Potty, Create Your Own Google Expeditions,...

  • Hour of Code 2019
    December 2, 2019

    Hour of Code 2019

    Get ready for Hour of Code 2019! This year ‘s Hour of Code will officially take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15,...

Learning Apps Gone Free

Learning Apps Gone Free July 31 2017

Learning Apps Gone Free – July 31, 2017

Paid Learning Apps Gone Free July 31, 2017 Learning Apps Gone Free Today’s learning apps gone free feature tools for stargazing, photo editing, and...

Management

Everything You Need to Implement a Classroom Economy

Not Your Typical Classroom Economy I heard an NPR interview with Rafe Esquith where he was sharing his strategies for teaching fifth-grade students about...

Presentation Resources

Ignite Student Voice with Flipgrid

Ignite Student Voice with Flipgrid

Ignite Student Voice with Flipgrid Free Access to Flipgrid Classroom Get FREE access to Flipgrid Classroom through September 30, 2017 with promo code NICKLAFAVE....

Reading Roundup #TeachDifferent

Halloween STEM Activities

100 Free Halloween STEM Activities

100 Free Halloween STEM Activities I’m a big believer in leveraging student interests for instructional engagement rather than fighting against their excitement (check out...

Review & Study

Interactive Learning Games

Create Interactive Learning Games in Minutes with Educandy

Teachers can never have too many review game options. Educandy allows teachers to quickly and easily create interactive learning games. The games are easy...

Sharing Content

Custom QR Code Generator - Nick's Picks

Make QR Codes That Stand Out With This Custom QR Code Generator

Custom QR Code Generator QR codes have become so common in many settings that they tend to blend in. I still remember being surprised...

Social Media

#mathematicalsongs

#MathematicalSongs

#MathematicalSongs Look what showed up in “Trends for you” on Twitter this morning! I collected a few of my favorite #mathematicalsongs. If your school...

Student Response Systems

7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet

Backchannels in the Classroom – 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet 

Backchannels in the Classroom 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet Backchannels in the Classroom Backchannels are a great way to facilitate meaningful classroom discussions that all...

Video Tools

Attention Getters Teachers ClassHook

Attention Getters for Any Lesson – ClassHook

Engage Your Students Through the Movies and TV Shows They Watch Video clips from popular shows and movies provide a great way to capture...