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

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

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

Remove Video Backgrounds - Unscreen FB

Remove Video Backgrounds Automatically – No Green Screen Required

No Green Screen, No Problem Record your video anywhere, with any background. Unscreen analyzes your video and automatically removes the background without needing a...

Featured App

Elementary-Math-Apps

10 Must-Have Math Apps for Elementary

Free Math Apps The Math Learning Center has created 10 free math apps featuring virtual manipulatives and interactive visual models. These open-ended learning tools...

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

Create Equations with Equatio

Math Teachers Save Time: 5 Easy Ways to Create Equations with Equatio

Typing Equations Is Difficult, Equatio Makes it Easy Equatio is a dream come true for math teachers looking for an easy way to “type”...

  • Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
    January 9, 2020

    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,...

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...