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Top EdTech Picks of 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 Templates, How to Make a GIF in Google Slides, Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device. 10 Engaging eLearning Activity Templates to Promote Deeper Learning Building Relationships During Remote Learning It… Read more

Is It Down Right Now?

Is It Down Right Now?

We’ve all been there. You can’t access a website and wonder if it’s really down for everyone or just you. Is It Down Right Now? will quickly test any site you enter from their servers and let you know if it’s working. In addition to their tests, they also rely on crowd-sourcing to report possible… Read more

Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills

Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills

Google It Students entering high school this fall were born the year that Google was added to the dictionary as a verb, yet I still frequently hear teachers express concern over their students’ lack of strong search skills Google Search Education Luckily the folks at Google have created a series of lessons and challenges that… Read more

Title Capitalization Made Easy – Just Copy and Paste

Title Capitalization Made Easy – Just Copy and Paste

Title Capitalization Rules Are Confusing I’ve always struggled with capitalizing titles. I’m pretty sure I remember being taught to capitalize the first word, last word, and important words (whatever that means), after that I have no idea what to do. I’ve read that you shouldn’t capitalize prepositions or conjunctions, BUT… If you’re using the Chicago… Read more

Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device

Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device

Free Digital Math Manipulatives Many of the virtual manipulative websites teachers and students once used, like the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and Glencoe Math, no longer work on all browsers or devices. Older sites relied on Flash and Java applets that are slowly going the way of the floppy disc. The sites below will… Read more

Disrupting Racism – Resources for Educators

Disrupting Racism – Resources for Educators

This site has served as a platform for sharing resources with educators. While those resources tend to be technology-based, it’s never really about the technology. This site exists to help teachers create more meaningful, engaging, and relevant learning experiences for all students. This week I’m choosing to share resources surrounding a much more important topic…. Read more

Math Teachers Save Time: 5 Easy Ways to Create Equations with Equatio

Math Teachers Save Time: 5 Easy Ways to Create Equations with Equatio

Typing Equations Is Difficult, Equatio Makes it Easy Equatio is a dream come true for math teachers looking for an easy way to “type” mathematical expressions and equations. Until now, typing equations was a tedious task often involving knowledge of a myriad of keyboard shortcuts and requiring too many clicks to count. Equatio Chrome Extension… Read more

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 spending hours trying to not die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail. Then came Carmen Sandiego to make learning geography fun. At a time when film strip projectors were considered essential… Read more

TED Talks for Teachers – Volume 7

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 average. These five talks will inform, inspire, and perhaps challenge your thinking. How Hip-Hop Helps Us Understand Science Danielle N. Lee This incredibly entertaining talk appeals to both the science teacher… Read more