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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

Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity – Back to Basics

Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity – Back to Basics

Keyboard shortcuts may seem insignificant, but the time they save can really add up.  This is especially true for commonly used functions.  For most functions you can remove your hands from the keyboard, move your cursor to the appropriate menu, and then scroll down to click the command, or you can just click two keys. Back to Basics This post… Read more

What is your favorite tech tool?

What is your favorite tech tool?

Let’s Build an Amazing EdTech Resource for Educators What is your favorite tech resource? Share your favorite app, website, software, etc…. with a short video response below.   Join our grid! Click on the green plus sign. Take a selfie. Introduce yourself and tell us about your favorite tech tool. Share the grid. Thanks for… Read more

Popular Picks of 2014

Popular Picks of 2014

A look back at my most popular posts of 2014…     Twitter in the Classroom: Engage Your Screenagers in 140 Characters or Less Stop trying to compete with social media. Instead, learn ways to gain and sustain the attention of learners by using Twitter in the classroom. Resources from my poster presentation at ISTE… Read more

TED – Five more TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED – Five more TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

      TED www.ted.com Last year I posted five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.  This year I’m giving the gift of TED again with another batch of talks that have made a positive impact on my classroom.   Tyler DeWitt: Hey Science Teachers – Make It Fun Tyler DeWitt explains what makes… Read more

Back to School Savings – Big Discounts for Teachers!

Back to School Savings – Big Discounts for Teachers!

Back to School Discounts for Teachers 2016 Each August, I take a break from sharing a tech tool to round up discounts that save teachers money. Many of you know that my favorite F-word in education is FREE.  After all, nearly all the tech tools I recommend are free.  So check out this year’s list… Read more