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...

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

Free Sound Effects

Free Sound Effects for Students and Teachers

Finding Free Sound Effects Finding free sound effects for projects can be challenging. When you finally find one you like, it’s often difficult to...

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

Best Free Screen Recorder for Teachers

The Best Free Screen Recorder for Teachers and Students

Loom Loom is the best choice for teachers and students looking for a free screen recorder. They generously offer many of their paid features...

Gadgets

Learning-Design-and-Technology-2020-Holiday-Gift-Guide

Learning Design & Technology Holiday Gift Guide

I was just starting to think about my annual Tech/STEM toys of the year when my friend and mentor, Dr. Marshall Jones, shared his...

  • Top Tech Toys of 2019
    November 24, 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...

General

New To Mac

New to Mac? These 4 Short Videos Have You Covered

Designed for people who are new to using a Mac, this series will introduce you to all the essential skills you need to make...

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

Math Game - 99math

The Math Game Teachers Have Been Waiting For

99math 99math.com 99math is an engaging review game exclusively for math. Intended for grades 1-8, 99math covers the basics, but also offers more advanced topics...

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

Online Buzzers for Classroom Games

Simple Online Buzzers for Classroom Games

Early in my career, the technology for my review games consisted of flyswatters: Each team was given a flyswatter, and an opponent from those...

Video Tools

Take Time-Stamped Notes While Watching YouTube Videos

Take Time-Stamped Notes While Watching YouTube Videos

I frequently take notes when watching videos but often find it difficult to go back to the point in a video to which a...