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Star Wars Day Ideas for the Classroom

Star Wars Day Ideas for the Classroom

May the Fourth Be With You Engage your students this Star Wars Day by incorporating some Star Wars Day ideas into your classroom. Check out these resources for any subject.  Lessons and Idea Collections Star Wars in the Classroom  Dedicated to teaching and learning with Star Wars, Star Wars in the Classroom has lessons and… Read more

Oodle – It’s Wordle for Math

Oodle – It’s Wordle for Math

Ooodle puts a math spin on the popular word game Wordle. Instead of guessing a daily 5-letter word, players are presented with a daily 5-number equation. The equation’s answer is provided, and players check their answers after each attempt (6 maximum). Each number 1-9 (or 1-12) is used only once. Just like Wordle, numbers that… Read more

Make Your Own Wordle

Make Your Own Wordle

Wordle is all the rage right now. If you’re not familiar, it’s an addictive word game played by more than 300,000 people daily. Now teachers can make their own Wordle, using words of any length, with just a few clicks. What’s Wordle? Players get six chances to guess a randomly-selected five-letter word. The colors of… Read more

Top EdTech Picks of 2021

Top EdTech Picks of 2021

Here’s a look back at my top #EdTech picks of 2021: Alternatives to Google Expeditions, Meme Templates for Students and Teachers, Collaborative Brainstorming, Awesome Google Slides Templates, A Great Tool for Real-Time Communication, Collaboration, and Formative Assessment. Other Popular EdTech Picks Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area The Ultimate Guide to… Read more

Getting Started with Meditation in the Classroom

Getting Started with Meditation in the Classroom

Meditation in the Classroom I previously shared a look at the potential benefits of integrating mindfulness in the classroom. Now, teachers have another resource to help them bring “better focus, less stress, and happier thoughts” to their classrooms. Another premier meditation app has joined Calm in offering teachers access to their resources for free. Headspace… Read more

New to Mac? These 4 Short Videos Have You Covered

New to Mac? These 4 Short Videos Have You Covered

Designed for people who are new to using a Mac, this series will introduce you to all the essential skills you need to make the transition from a PC in just 4 short videos. Getting Started with Mac Apps and the Desktop: An introduction to working with apps, features found in the menu bar, and… Read more

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