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...

Communication

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...

Content Creation

Voice Controlled Teleprompter

A Voice Controlled Teleprompter? Yes, Please!

Teleprompt.me Until now, teleprompter solutions were restricted to either setting the speed and hoping you can keep up / match its pace, or a...

Featured App

iPad Document Scanner

Manage Paper Like a Boss – Turn your iPad into a Document Scanner

Manage Paper Like a Boss – Turn your iPad into a Document Scanner OK, I’ll Say It: I Hate Managing Paper Efficiently dealing with...

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

Rewordify

An Easier Way to Simplify Text and Teach Vocabulary – Rewordify

Rewordify Rewordify.com is not only the best text simplification tool I’ve seen, but it’s also a great way to teach vocabulary. Plus it’s totally...

  • G Suite Shortcuts
    February 7, 2019

    A .new Shortcut for Creating G Suite Files

    Looking for a quick way to create a new Google Doc? Just type doc.new and a new Google Doc will open instantly. The .new...

  • Top EdTech 2018
    December 27, 2018

    Top EdTech Picks of 2018

    My most popular EdTech Picks of 2018: choice boards, pineapple charts, backchannels, virtual field trips, great Google slides templates. Here’s a look back at...

  • TED Talks for Teachers
    December 19, 2018

    TED Talks for Teachers – Volume 6

    My sixth annual collection of TED talks for teachers features thought-provoking topics from unfounded fears about screen time to the important roles social justice...

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

Share Bookmarks Save Time - Sqworl

Share Bookmarks and Save Time with Sqworl

Share Bookmarks and Save Time with Sqworl Sqworl.com Simple Visual Bookmarking for Educators Sqworl is a basic bookmarking site. Its simplicity and focus on...

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...