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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

Top EdTech Picks of 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, and How to Make Google Docs Templates. Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area Students create fully interactive preview/info pages for a Netflix series. This fully customizable template… Read more

Hour of Code 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, 2019, although you can host an Hour of Code at any time of year. More Than 400 Hour of Code Activities While this page doesn’t provide links to every Hour of… Read more

7 Essential iPad Text-Editing Gestures

7 Essential iPad Text-Editing Gestures

iPad Gestures As a daily iPad user, I’m amazed at how frequently I discover shortcuts and gestures the I didn’t know about previously. Text-editing gestures can be a real time-saver when working on an iPad. Some of the text-editing gestures below have been around for a while, while others are new to iPadOS. Undo and… Read more