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

Text-to-Speech iPad

Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading

Text-To-Speech Text-to-Speech isn’t just for students with low-vision. It can also be beneficial to students experiencing a range of literacy difficulties. Read-aloud tools have...

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

Free Presentation Templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint

Free Presentation Templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint

Free Presentation Templates Slidesgo offers over 100 high-quality, free presentation templates for Google Slides and PowerPoint. When you find a presentation template that you...

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

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...

  • Best STEM Toys Under $50 - 2017
    November 20, 2017

    The Best STEM Toys Under $50

    The Best STEM Toys Under $50 Nick’s Picks for Educational Toys 2017 Getting to play with the latest educational gadgets, gizmos, and toys is...

General

Automatically Translate Vocabulary Lists into Any Language

Translate Any List of Words Instantly in Google Sheets More than a great tool for foreign language teachers, it’s a must-have resource for nearly...

  • Back to School iPad Activities
    August 5, 2019

    Back to School iPad Activities

    Nothing is more important than building strong relationships during the first days of school. When you’re ready to break out the iPads, consider these...

  • Edit History Google Sheets
    July 11, 2019

    View the Edit History of a Cell in Google Sheets

    Whether multiple students are adding data to a class spreadsheet or I’m sharing a sheet with colleagues, real-time collaboration is my favorite feature in...

  • Google Docs Templates
    June 11, 2019

    How to Create Google Docs Templates

    Note: Google Classroom does this automatically for any assignment that includes a Google file. Google Docs Templates Sharing templates through Google Drive is a...

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...