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11 Good Web Tools to Create Educational Maps with Students

MapTiler is graphical application for online map publishing. Your map can create overlay of standard maps like Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Microsoft …

To The Brink – An iPad App About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of the landmark events discussed in nearly every course covering the Cold War. To The Brink is an excellent free iPad …

Create Multimedia History Presentations With Digital Artifacts

The National Archives Experience Digital Vaults is one of the resources that I almost always share in my workshop on teaching history with technology …

Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps

When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they …

10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - BYOD

<b>Answer Poll Questions Through Text</b> <br>Poll Everywhere allows teachers to create a multiple choice or open-ended poll question. Then, students can text …

Social Studies Slogans: Make Your Own Memes

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral. Students can create their own memes using Haiku …

3 Ways to Start Moving Towards a Paperless Classroom

We’ve heard it before – the constant push to go paperless to help streamline our workflow (and to also counter budgets that constantly reduce paper …

An Interactive Map of George Washington's Life

MountVernon.org offers a handful of nice online resources for learning about the life of George Washington. One of the featured resources is an …

How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards …

Long Awaited Features Added to Google Forms

Whenever I lead a workshop about Google Forms teachers always ask if there is a way to limit response and if there is a way to randomize the order of …