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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

A Free Plagiarism Checker for Teachers

A Free Plagiarism Checker for Teachers

A Free Plagiarism Checker for Teachers PlagiarismChecker.com provides teachers with a quick and easy way to check content from student work for exact phrase matches on the internet. Tools like Turnitin are much more robust, but can be cost prohibitive for teachers. Plagiarism Checker Simply go to PlagiarismChecker.com. Like most free sites, it’s littered with adds…. Read more

How to Separate Names in Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets

How to Separate Names in Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets

How to Separate Names in Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets Tutorials for Managing Your Class Rosters Teachers have many reasons for working with rosters in different formats: creating spreadsheets, importing names into various websites and software, setting up a mail merge, etc. Typing names is time consuming and an easy way to make errors. Unfortunately… Read more

Cite Sources the Easy Way – Cite This For Me

Cite Sources the Easy Way – Cite This For Me

Cite Sources the Easy Way Cite This For Me www.CiteThisForMe.com A Citation Generator That Works the Way You Do Cite This For Me is a citation generator that allows you to cite sources in minutes, if not seconds: Scan a book’s barcode with the mobile app. Cite websites with one click using the Chrome extension…. Read more

A Free Online Teleprompter for the Classroom

A Free Online Teleprompter for the Classroom

A Free Online Teleprompter for the Classroom CuePrompter.com – The Online Teleprompter CuePrompter is a free online teleprompter / autocue service that works in your browser. You don’t need to download any software or purchase an app, just go to CuePrompter.com to get started. I decided to test it out by copying the Gettysburg Address… Read more

3 Must-Read Books for Teachers

3 Must-Read Books for Teachers

3 Must-Read Books for Teachers With so many good choices out there, I wanted to narrow my list of must-read books for teachers down to just three. These three books share inspiration and insight on what we must do to move from an outdated, obsolete model of education to a model that is relevant to today’s… Read more

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love  – GooseChase

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love – GooseChase

Scavenger Hunts That Your Students Will Love GooseChase GooseChase.com Scavenger Hunts In The Classroom Scavenger hunts have long been popular in the classroom. The GooseChase scavenger hunt app takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level with some great features for creating, managing, and participating in scavenger hunts. Creating a Scavenger Hunt Setting up your… Read more

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom

Google Earth – Travel the World From Your Classroom The Old Google Earth I remember how completely amazed I was the first time I used Google Earth. I had so many ideas for using it in the classroom. Unfortunately having an entire classroom download and install the large program took up the better portion of… Read more