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

Toontastic - Make Writing Interesting

Make Writing Fun with Toontastic 3D

Toontastic 3D Toontastic delivers a level of quality rarely seen in free digital animation apps. Available for iOS/iPadOS and Android, it’s the perfect tool...

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

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

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,...

  • Hour of Code 2019
    December 2, 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,...

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

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...