Solar Eclipse 2017: Just a Few Resources
Aug03

Solar Eclipse 2017: Just a Few Resources

Here are some resources that you might find useful and/or interesting in anticipation of the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st!

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Copyright Friendly Images
Feb02

Copyright Friendly Images

So, your students or you need images for a project or presentation.  Where is the first place you go? Google?  Granted, heading to Google to find that “just right” image is probably the easiest way to go, but is it the best choice when it comes to legally using an image?   That answer is typically ‘No’. Publishing for a broad audience is easier than ever, so ensuring images we use in our projects and websites...

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Best of the Web: Explore and Enjoy – No.3
Jan27

Best of the Web: Explore and Enjoy – No.3

Below are some of the latest “best of the web” finds.  I hope you find them as interesting and useful as I did. Instructional Technology Four Ways to Create Digital Records of Physical Items Your Students Create – nice selection of apps with ideas on how each can be used to document student work. Social Studies Newspaper Map – Explore newspapers from all over the world!  Great for cultural comparisons and...

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10 Charts Comparing Popular EdTech Tools
Jan20

10 Charts Comparing Popular EdTech Tools

I admit that I am a sucker for comparison charts.  Why? Because it means that someone else has done the research FOR me and all I need to do is peruse their work. Richard Byrne of Free Technology For Teachers has graciously created a Google Drive folder of charts that compare popular EdTech tools, which he’s sharing with us.  The charts are embedded below. Please keep in mind that the school system is not endorsing any products...

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Best of the Web: Explore and Enjoy – No.2
Jan15

Best of the Web: Explore and Enjoy – No.2

Below are some of the latest “best of the web” finds.  I hope you find them as interesting and useful as I did. Be sure to scroll down and check out the timeline from one these posts! Instructional Technology The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets Chromebook Creation: Slides, ThingLink, &...

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Adding Custom Backgrounds to Padlet Walls
Jan07

Adding Custom Backgrounds to Padlet Walls

Padlet is a wonderful, free web-based tool that can be used across many grade levels and subject areas. It’s incredibly flexible and many types of media can also be added to the walls, even from mobile devices. But what about customizing a wall? Richard Byrne, of Free Technology for Teachers, recently wrote about a Padlet feature that I have overlooked numerous times: Adding your OWN backgrounds!! In the following example, he...

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