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3 Must-Read Books for Teachers

3 Must-Read Books for Teachers

3 Must-Read Books for Teachers With so many good choices out there, I wanted to narrow my list of must-read books for teachers down to just three. These three books share inspiration and insight on what we must do to move from an outdated, obsolete model of education to a model that is relevant to today’s… Read more

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love  – GooseChase

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love – GooseChase

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love GooseChase GooseChase.com Scavenger Hunts In The Classroom Scavenger hunts have long been popular in the classroom. The GooseChase scavenger hunt app takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level with some great features for creating, managing, and participating in scavenger hunts. Creating a Scavenger Hunt Setting up your… Read more

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom The Old Google Earth I remember how completely amazed I was the first time I used Google Earth. I had so many ideas for using it in the classroom. Unfortunately having an entire classroom download and install the large program took up the better portion of… Read more

Classical Music for Studying – 7 Free Apps

Classical Music for Studying – 7 Free Apps

Classical Music for Studying 7 Free Apps Classical music for studying? The research might surprise you. The Mozart Effect, the idea that classical music training actually improves intelligence, has been pretty thoroughly debunked.  Much of the research I have found also supports studying in silence.  However, classical music has been shown to reduce stress and… Read more

A Great QR Code Generator for Teachers

A Great QR Code Generator for Teachers

A Great QR Code Generator for Teachers QR Stuff QRstuff.com While there are plenty of QR code generators, I have found myself using QR Stuff most often over the last several years. There are many QR code generators to choose from, but few offer the ability to share so many different types of data.  QR… Read more

MacBook Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning

MacBook Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning

MacBook Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning An introduction to assistive technologies built into the MacBook I’m not an expert on assistive technology, but I have made learning more about it a priority. I was inspired by Louis Perez, a fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, who is an expert in assistive technology. Louis made me think differently… Read more

Top EdTech Picks of 2016

Top EdTech Picks of 2016

Top EdTech Picks of 2016 The five most popular EdTech Picks of 2016. This year’s top posts feature a new twist on an old review game, resource collections from ISTE and NSTA, a simple poster generator, and some awesome gadgets. Quizlet Live – a Live, Multi-Player Classroom Review Game Transform your flashcards into a live,… Read more

The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma

The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma

The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma Prior to this summer, I had always used whatever free QR code scanner had more than 3 stars in the app store. I gave it very little thought because I was under the impression that all QR readers were essentially the same. Then I discovered i-nigma while struggling… Read more

5 TED Talks for Educators

5 TED Talks for Educators

5 TED Talks for Educators My 4th Annual Collection of TED Talks for Educators When I shared 5 Ted Talks That Changed My Classroom four years ago, I had no idea it would be a popular enough post to turn it into a tradition. This year brings five talks that should be viewed by anyone… Read more