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If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Education

A Comparison of 11 Mobile Video Creation Apps

Tomorrow at the NCTIES 2014 conference I am facilitating a workshop on creating videos with mobile apps. I designed the workshop to accommodate users …

Guided Reading Choice Board - 1:1 Classroom

With second quarter in full swing, and a new reading/language arts curriculum, I am excited to update my post from March on Guided Reading in a 1:1 …

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom

September 11, 2014<br>Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their …

Ashleigh M on Twitter: "Bloom's Taxonomy for iPad #bloomstaxonomy #1251EDN http://t.co/F8XdpisgEf"

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app

Technology Coach Chris Loat shares his ideas on how Book Creator can be used effectively in the classroom.<p>Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively …

MasteryConnect's State Core Apps Make It Easy to Identify Standards

<i>Disclosure: MasteryConnect is an advertiser on this blog</i>.<p>A couple of years ago MasteryConnect released a free iOS and Android app that made it easy …

Preparing our students for a brave new world

Nearly 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025. New jobs will require creative intelligence, social and emotional intelligence and …

Team Scoot - A New Twist on an Old Favorite

Pin It<p><b>What's Scoot?</b><br>Have you heard of the review game Scoot? It's a whole class activity that gets kids up and moving from one seat to another as they …

The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology - From Beth Holland

This post first appeared on Edutopia.<p>Recently, a number of articles have surfaced reporting the ineffectiveness of note taking with laptops in …

Note-Taking

An Animated Guide to Electric Circuits. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/01/animated-guide-to-electric-circuits.html

Protecting Your Google Account in Two Steps. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/01/protecting-your-google-account-in-two.html

Free Webinar - Storyboards In the Classroom

Next Tuesday at 7pm EST I will be hosting another webinar on using storyboards in the classroom. In this free webinar sponsored by StoryboardThat.com …

Block Posters - Use Standard Printers to Print Posters

If you have ever come across an infographic that you thought would make a good classroom poster, you should take a look at Block Posters. Block …

Three Ways to Make Useful QR Codes for Your Students

This morning I did a very simple QR code activity at the <i>Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp</i>. QR codes were distributed on the tables in the room and two …

How to Add Attachments to Google Calendar Events

On Monday I suggested some widgets to add to your classroom blog for the new school year. One of those suggestions was to add a public Google …

How to Receive an Email Alert When a Google Form Is Updated

This morning I answered an email from a reader who was looking for a way to be alerted whenever a student entered new information into the Google …

A Handful of Ideas for Using Tellagami In School

<i>This is a guest post from Samantha Morra at EdTechTeacher.org</i><p>Tellagami, a free iOS app that lets you create short animated movies called "Gamis," is …

QR Codes & Augmented Reality - When and Where To Use Each

Augmented reality apps like Aurasma can provide a fun and interesting way to present new information to students. But, like anything else, there is a …

Create Beautiful Presentations With the Haiku Deck Web App

Haiku Deck is a fantastic tool for creating slideshow presentations. It was originally released as an iPad app. It is also available as a web app. …

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

This afternoon someone emailed me asking for some suggestions for tools for creating book trailer videos. It has been two years since I last wrote …

Why Book Trailers Are Great Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

Yesterday, I gave the opening keynote for the Catholic Schools Foundation's Summer Tech Conference at Boston College. After my keynote I stayed in …

How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom

PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into …

Wideo Offers Nice Templates for Creating Animated Videos

Wideo is a neat video creation service that I've shared a few times since I started using it 18 months ago. Wideo is a service that allows anyone to …

Wideo, WeVideo, and Magisto - Three Good Tools for Creating Videos Online

This morning I received an email from a reader who was looking for a video creation tool that offers project themes like those that you can find in …

Watch All The Videos Apple Showed During Its Keynote

It’s been a crazy day for Apple fans. There’s not just one but two new (and bigger) iPhones, the Apple Watch, and a new system for paying for things at physical retailers with a quick tap of your phone or watch.<p>That was a lot to process, and Apple had to break it all down with a series of videos …

iPad Art: Don’t Let Go

Today’s featured iPad painting is from a new iPad artist that I hadn’t been aware of before – Indy Sidhu.<p>The painting is titled ‘Don’t Let Go’, and here are the artist’s brief notes on it:<p><i>Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity.</i><p><i>Finger/stylus drawing done on the Apple App Store iPad application</i> …

Art