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The Top 5 Podcasts for Teachers

The Top 5 Podcasts for Teachers

The Top 5 Podcasts for Teachers Podcasts for Teachers I always say it’s a great time to be a teacher. New technologies are constantly changing what is possible in the classroom, the skills our students need to be successful are changing at an increasing rate, and we no longer need to teach in isolation. The… Read more

Supercharge Your Digital Whiteboard with 10 Essential Classroom Tools

Supercharge Your Digital Whiteboard with 10 Essential Classroom Tools

Supercharge Your Digital Whiteboard: How to Put 10 Essential Classroom Tools at Your Fingertips ClassroomScreen ClassroomScreen is a site that puts more than ten frequently used teacher tools in one place. Just set your home screen to ClassroomScreen.com for one-click access to a digital whiteboard, random name picker, classroom timer, noise level monitor, QR code generator, and… Read more

Pineapple Charts: Peer Observation That Actually Works

Pineapple Charts: Peer Observation That Actually Works

Pineapple Charts: Peer Observation That Actually Works Pineapple Professional Learning Opportunities Perhaps the greatest professional learning resource I have is my global PLN. Thanks to Twitter and a variety of other digital networks, I’m able to get innovative ideas from teachers all over the globe. With so many great ways to connect with teachers everywhere,… Read more

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Choice Boards

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Choice Boards

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Choice Boards Student choice is not only a simple way to increase student engagement, it’s also an essential factor in developing digital literacy while building 21st century life and career skills. Choice boards typically start with a specific learning goal, then provide students with a variety of ways to practice… Read more

It’s Time To Do Something About It

It’s Time To Do Something About It

It’s Time To Do Something About It “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein Considering recent tragedies, I’m finding the idea of sharing tech tools and teaching strategies a short-sighted attempt at helping others improve… Read more

How to Allow Popups from a Specific Site in Chrome

How to Allow Popups from a Specific Site in Chrome

How to Allow Popups from a Specific Site in Chrome Everyone hates popups, but they are essential to the proper functioning of some sites. For example, UrlExt is one of my favorite sites for opening multiple tabs with one URL and one click. I would never advise turning off a popup blocker entirely. Instead you… Read more

Top EdTech Picks of 2017

Top EdTech Picks of 2017

Top EdTech Picks of 2017 My most popular EdTech Picks of 2017 feature some very practical tools, inspiration, and resources to help you teach like a Jedi. 50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom Links and resources from my workshops, presentations, and conferences. 50 of the best, free tech tools for the 21st century classroom. Updated… Read more

TED Talks for Teachers 2017

TED Talks for Teachers 2017

TED Talks for Teachers 2017 It’s hard to believe that this is my 5th annual collection of TED Talks for teachers. Every year it’s increasingly difficult to narrow the list to just five TED Talks. In addition to new TED Talks showing up each year, I’m always discovering older talks that catch my attention. This… Read more