Assessment

Effective Feedback Made Easy with Mote

The Easiest Way to Provide Effective Feedback

Effective Feedback Made Easy Teachers often struggle to find enough time to provide feedback that is personalized, ongoing, and timely. However, these characteristics of...

Assistive Technology

Digital Accessibility Resources to Empower All Learners

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone.Apple.com One of the first times I heard George Couros speak he said, “Technology is not just...

Communication

Bitmoji Classroom

The Easiest Way to Make a Bitmoji Classroom

Bitmoji Classroom Bitmoji Classrooms are really catching on as teachers try to have fun and increase engagement by designing their virtual environments. In the...

Content Creation

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

How to Make a GIF in Google Slides

Turn Your Slides into an Animated GIF While PowerPoint and Keynote users can directly save their presentations as an animated GIF, Google Slides doesn’t...

Distance Learning

Virtual Waiting Room Slide Templates

Virtual Waiting Room Slides If you’re hosting virtual meetings or classes, chances are you spend a fair amount of time waiting for people to...

Featured App

Timeline App

Not Your Average Timeline App – Timeline 3D

Timeline 3D iPad App The average timeline maker looks like it still belongs on the internet of 1999. Timeline 3D is not your average...

Flipped Classroom & Blended Learning

Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons on Edpuzzle

The Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

Video Lessons Edpuzzle has been featured in many of my posts and workshops over the years. With so many teachers turning to video lessons...

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

Google Search Education

Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills

Google It Students entering high school this fall were born the year that Google was added to the dictionary as a verb, yet I...

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

Share Google Docs

The Easiest Way to Share Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings

Four Ways to Share Google Docs Sir Links-a-Lot is a must-have Google Chrome extension that provides four quick options to share Google Docs, Sheets,...

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

Loop-Student-Feedback-IG

A Must-Have Tool for Managing Student Feedback

Student Feedback Made Easy Whether used for formative assessment, exit tickets, or just checking in on student well-being, Loop provides teachers with an easy...

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...