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7 Alternatives to Google Expeditions and Tour Creator

7 Alternatives to Google Expeditions and Tour Creator

Alternatives to Google Expeditions Google Expeditions and Tour Creator were among my favorite tools for taking students on virtual field trips and empowering them to create their own virtual tours. Now that they’ve moved to the EdTech Graveyard, it’s time to look for some alternatives. These alternatives are all free and work on any device… Read more

4 Great Sites and 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. SharkWeek.com The one site for all things Shark Week. Go behind the scenes, find shark facts, photos, videos, and more. Website Ocearch Shark Tracker This is my favorite app of the… Read more

How to Generate a List of Random Names

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 you need a whole list of random names (like a class roster) for a demonstration or example. Now you can quickly generate a list that’s ready to copy and paste. List… Read more

3 Chrome Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

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 to memorize, these shortcuts couldn’t be easier: they can all be done right in the omnibox (Chrome’s name for the URL/address bar). These “Tech in 20” videos explain each shortcut in… Read more

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 Coming up with meaningful eLearning assignments… 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