Assessment

Gimkit Review Game

Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game

Everyone Loves Review Games You can never have too many options for review games. Mixing things up keeps things fresh. I’m happy to add...

  • Observational Assessment with Google Forms
    July 8, 2018

    How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms

    How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms Observational Assessment Thoughtful observational assessment is among the most powerful tools a teacher can...

  • Spend Less Time Grading and More Time Teaching
    January 23, 2018

    Online Assessment Power Tool – Edulastic

    Online Assessment Power Tool Edulastic While I’m a big supporter of authentic assessment and not a fan of DOK 1 types of assessment, a...

  • Creative Assessments
    August 19, 2017

    Creative Assessments

    Creative Assessments Nicole LaFave’s presentation from FM21on creative assessment for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Copyright secured by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under...

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

Netflix Template EdTech

Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area

Netflix Template A little while back I saw a Netflix Template for Google Slides. It’s essentially a template to replicate the screens you view...

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

Hour of Code 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,...

  • iPad Text Editing Gestures
    November 13, 2019

    7 Essential iPad Text-Editing Gestures

    iPad Gestures As a daily iPad user, I’m amazed at how frequently I discover shortcuts and gestures the I didn’t know about previously. Text-editing...

  • EdTech-Graveyard
    October 29, 2019

    EdTech Graveyard

    Alternatives to EdTech Tools That Have Kicked the Bucket The rapidly changing world of EdTech has seen a lot of great resources come and...

  • QR Code Extension
    October 19, 2019

    Create a QR Code for Any Site with One Click

    The QR Code Extension QR codes are one of the most convenient ways to share a link with students who are using tablets or...

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

ClassroomQ

ClassroomQ: A Better Way to Ask and Manage Questions

A Simple Solution to a Common Classroom Problem “Wouldn’t it be cool if students didn’t have to raise their hands and wait when they...

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

Gimkit Review Game

Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game

Everyone Loves Review Games You can never have too many options for review games. Mixing things up keeps things fresh. I’m happy to add...

Sharing Content

Gzaas

Generate Full-Screen Messages Instantly with Gzaas

Gzaas is a simple, but useful, tool every teacher needs on their bookmarks bar. Need to share something quickly or spontaneously with your class?...

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...