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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

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