Teaching about Endangered Species – 3 Great Apps for the Classroom

Endangered Species Apps

What do we know about endangered species? If we think about it for a moment, many will agree that we actually don’t know that much about this important topic. So, how can we teach our kids and students about endangered species? In this post, I will share three fun and educational tools that will help your […]

Reviewing Google Glass for the Classroom – 5 Big Takeaways

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This past weekend, I traveled to Chelsea Market in New York City so that I could visit Google and pick up my pair of Google Glass. I have been anxiously awaiting my invitation to go and get them since I first received notification that I was one of the winners of their #IfIHadGlass competition. As […]

7 Fun Ways to Integrate EdTech into the Classroom

Integrating EdTech

Education technology provides a host of brilliant resources, but it’s at its most effective when it is fully integrated into the classroom as part of the syllabus, not just used as a supplement every now and again. Here are some top tips for integrating education technology smoothly into the classroom.   Integrate EdTech into the […]

Free Lesson Plans for Every Subject from FREE.Ed.Gov

Free Lesson Plans

Many teachers, especially newer ones, struggle with creating new and exciting lesson plans for their classes. It’s definitely hard to be innovative and creative all the time, but if you ask me, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel for every single lesson you teach in a school year. That’s why today I want to […]

7 of the Best Channels on YouTube for Teachers

YouTube for Teachers

YouTube is sometimes underrated as an EdTech tool for the classroom, perhaps due to the potential to stumble across inappropriate material, or the risk of students getting side-tracked by ‘suggested’ videos and ending up watching skateboard tricks and cute puppy montages instead of educational videos! But as long as you’re in control of the mouse, […]

3 Chromebook Management Tips for Google-fied Districts

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As discussed in my last post, I’ve had the fortune to work in a few districts that are in the midst of deploying Google Chromebooks on a large scale. While it’s definitely an extremely busy and complicated process, you tend to learn a few things from it as well. Today I wanted to share with […]

7 of the Best Audio and Video Tools for Teachers

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With audio and video tools teachers can bring education to life, either by creating their own content to make classroom and curriculum more vivid and engaging, or by encouraging students to unleash their own creativity. These 7 top tools are perfect for student and teacher use alike, and guaranteed to enrich any classroom…   Audio […]

5 Favorite Chromebook Apps for the Classroom

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As I talked about in a few of my latest posts, BYOD is getting more and more popular in the education world. Specifically, Chromebooks are making a lot of inroads into schools because they’re cheap, small, and of course integrate very well with Google Apps for Education. However, the major gripe about Chromebooks is that […]

5 Great Tools to Make Global Classroom Connections

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There was a time when becoming officially ‘twinned’ with a school in another country or writing painstaking ‘pen-pal’ letters in faltering French represented the full extent of the connection students were able to make with their peers around the world. But thanks to the advent of social media and education technology, the sky is the […]