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The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma

The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma

The Best QR Code Scanner – i-nigma Prior to this summer, I had always used whatever free QR code scanner had more than 3 stars in the app store. I gave it very little thought because I was under the impression that all QR readers were essentially the same. Then I discovered i-nigma while struggling… Read more

5 TED Talks for Educators

5 TED Talks for Educators

5 TED Talks for Educators My 4th Annual Collection of TED Talks for Educators When I shared 5 Ted Talks That Changed My Classroom four years ago, I had no idea it would be a popular enough post to turn it into a tradition. This year brings five talks that should be viewed by anyone… Read more

Properly Capitalize Titles Automatically

Properly Capitalize Titles Automatically

Properly Capitalize Titles Automatically TitleCap TitleCapitalization.com If you (or your students) are among the many people who forget which words to capitalize in a title, then you’ll love TitleCap.  Go to http://titlecapitalization.com/ and start typing your title.  The free site automatically changes the capitalization of your text to create a properly formatted title. The site provides… Read more

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