EdTech Tools: Connect, Collect and Collaborate with TheHubEdu

TheHubEdu Main

We’re at the end of August which means it’s back to school, so I thought it might be useful to my fellow educators to review a tool that helps you organize, manage and share course resources with colleagues and students. However, in times of established social sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter where educators share […]

Get Free Entry to 23 Museums, Zoos and Attractions with Google Field Trip

Google Field Trip

If you would like to meld your real world with the virtual one this summer Google might just have the right app for you. The Google Field Trip app originally launched in September 2012 with the aim to let you explore cool and interesting places around you off the beaten track. In May of this year the […]

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 […]

Take your Class on a Virtual Field Trip around the World with GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr virtual field trip

GeoGuessr lets your students explore the world in a fun way, it’s just like taking your class on a virtual field trip. It is a nice tool for group activities with your class and it’ll definitely make geography fun and engaging. The concept is simple, yet pretty addictive and the name, GeoGuessr, tells you exactly what […]

Google for Education – The Top 5 Products Every Educator Should Use

Google for Education

As a preface to this article I would like to remind everybody that nothing lasts forever, especially if you use it for free. Google’s termination of its popular Google Reader as part of some “spring cleaning” is once again a good reminder of how short-lived a service can be when the company has no idea […]

How to Launch your Edtech Startup on Startup Weekend Education

Launch - Startup Weekend Education

Do you have a great idea for an application, game or service that would help students to learn, involve parents or make life as a teacher easier? Do you require a skilled team to help design, code or sell the product? Then Startup Weekend Education might be the perfect place to turn your idea into […]

Common Sense Media Helps Teachers Find Appropriate Educational Content

Find Appropriate Educational Content

Last week, we talked about implementing topics of popular culture in the classroom in order to get students more interested and engaged. Today’s post heads in the same direction but is, once more, also centered around the topic of curation. With an ever growing amount of content on the Internet it is getting harder and […]

Pop Culture in the Classroom and Students as Teachers

NuSkhool

To keep our students motivated and engaged is a challenge every educator is faced with every day. Today, I would like to introduce you to two approaches on how to bring ‘real life learning’ to the classroom. NuSkool NuSkool just recently graduated from a newly created incubator called TechLaunch. The startup offers teachers and schools […]

3 Great Resources for Art Teachers

Resources for Art Teachers

Art is probably one of the most difficult subject matters to teach. Sure, as long as the kids are young, and happy to paint and craft in class all is well, but as soon as they grow older and crafting is “something for babies” and art history is “dull and boring” you’ve got a problem […]

Why We Need DRM-Free Alternatives Like Open Library

Open Library

At the beginning of September I wrote an article with the title ‘Who owns your digital content? Hint: Not you’ in which I state both Amazon’s and Apple’s terms of service that grant you a “nontransferable” right to use content on up to five devices. While in the article above I was thinking more about what happens […]