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 just...

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

Brainstormer - Brainstorming and Voting

A Great Tool for Collaborative Brainstorming and Voting

Brainstormer Brainstormer is a great tool for group brainstorming. Teachers and students contribute ideas to a shared board, build on each other’s thoughts, and...

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

Apps for Shark Week

4 Great Sites and Apps for Shark Week

Shark Week Sites and Apps Check out four of my favorite websites and apps to help you get the most out of Shark Week....

  • List of Random Names
    June 19, 2021

    How to Generate a List of Random Names

    Perfect for Demonstrations and Examples Anyone can conjure up a random name to use in an example, but things get a little time-consuming if...

  • Google Chrome Shortcuts
    April 29, 2021

    3 Chrome Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

    Check out these essential Google Chrome shortcuts to save some time while streamlining a few common tasks. With no extensions needed and no keys...

  • Top EdTech Picks 2020
    December 31, 2020

    Top EdTech Picks of 2020

    Here’s a look back at my top #EdTech picks of 2020: Engaging eLearning Activity Templates, Building Relationships During Remote Learning, Virtual Waiting Room Slide...

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

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...