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50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom – Summer 2016

50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom – Summer 2016

50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom – Summer 2016 Links and resources from my workshops, presentations, and conferences. Communication & Formative Assessment Communication Remind Signup Genius Bloomz Formative Assessment / Student Response Systems TodaysMeet Plickers Formative Mentimeter Socrative Classkick Review & Study Tools Kahoot Quizizz Quizlet Live Observational Assessment ClassDojo Classcraft Planning… Read more

The Most Popular Educational Apps for iPad

The Most Popular Educational Apps for iPad

The Most Popular Educational Apps for iPad   Top 25 Educational Apps We’ve created a new resource to make it even easier for you to keep up with the most popular educational apps for iOS. Edtechpicks.org/apps will direct you to the top 25 paid, and top 25 free educational apps as reported and continuously updated… Read more

Teaching with Star Wars – Lessons & Resources

Teaching with Star Wars – Lessons & Resources

Teaching with Star Wars – Lessons & Resources Spanning generations, Star Wars has appeal among all grade levels and even among faculty. I’ve rounded up some of the best Star Wars lessons and resources, covering a wide-range of subjects. Check out the resources below, and you’ll be teaching like a Jedi! A Long Time Ago… Read more

Earth Day Lessons and Resources

Earth Day Lessons and Resources

Earth Day Lessons and Resources Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the school year.  Each year, my high school students lead a kindergarten field trip at our ponds, trails, and outdoor classrooms. You don’t need ponds and trails to promote environmental awareness.  I’ve rounded up some excellent resources to help you find… Read more

Technology in Outdoor Education

Technology in Outdoor Education

Monitoring Environmental Change with iPads I’m excited to announce that my One Best Thing iBook is now available! Most of you know that I’m an EdTech nerd; what many people might not know is that I’m also an outdoor educator.  In an effort to help teachers engage students through the simultaneous use of technology and nature experience, this… Read more

10 Google Search Tips, Tricks & Time Savers

10 Google Search Tips, Tricks & Time Savers

Google Like a Boss Google search has become so much more than a search engine.  Once you learn about some of their lesser-known features, you’ll be Googling like a pro in no time.  Here are ten of my favorite Google search tips, tricks, and time savers. Timer Here’s a quick way to set a countdown timer… Read more

Top EdTech Picks of 2015

Top EdTech Picks of 2015

My top five posts of 2015 featuring instructional technology resources, gadgets, and ideas. 1) Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use 2) 5 Awesome Tech Gadgets for Teachers and Students 3) Hour of Code – Coding Resources for Students of All Ages 4) A Response to Professors Banning Laptops (For EDWords) 5) Creative Lessons with Fake Texts, Tweets, Facebook… Read more

5 TED Talks for Teachers

5 TED Talks for Teachers

Each year at this time I share five TED Talks that have in some way had a significant influence on my classroom. These TED Talks provide messages of hope, innovation, improvement, reflection, persistence, diversity, compassion, empathy, and success. These are truly ideas worth sharing with any educator. Education Innovation in the Slums When Charles Leadbeater went looking… Read more

The Best of Technology in the Classroom 2015

The Best of Technology in the Classroom 2015

What Are Your Favorite EdTech Resources of 2015? The main goal of this site is to share EdTech resources with teachers.  Join me in sharing your favorite resource for implementing technology in the classroom.  It could be a site or an app — really anything that will benefit other teachers and students. I added 50… Read more

Hour of Code – Coding Resources for Students of All Ages

Hour of Code – Coding Resources for Students of All Ages

Hour of Code – Coding Resources for Students of All Ages December 5-11 is Computer Science Education Week.  Introduce your students to computer science by getting them to participate in an Hour of Code. I’ve rounded up the best resources for lesson plans, activities, iOS and Android apps, robots, drones, and other affordable gadgets to make coding… Read more