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Teachers talk: 12 makerspace must-haves for back-to-school

Makerspaces are becoming a classroom staple. As these shared spaces for student-led learning continue to flourish, the concepts, tools and …


Learn SketchUp

Video Tutorials<p>From beginner tool tips to intermediate and advanced modeling techniques, our video tutorials are a great way to build your SketchUp …

Video Tutorials
Web Tools

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and …


15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

Saatchi & Saatchi

Printable Maps for Kids

Here you will find a collection of free printable maps in children-friendly designs that can be used for learning geography, playing games, coloring …

Common Core
Education Technology

Creative Makers at Wells Road

Wells Road students were excited to participate in Simsbury Public Library’s Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 1. No Fooling! The newly formed …


The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

Alexa tip: Wake up to any song on Spotify

Alexa makes a great alarm clock that you can snooze or silence with your voice. By default, however, you cannot play music as an alarm. Using this workaround, you can play any song from Spotify as an alarm on the Amazon Dot, Echo or Tap.<p>Alexa is getting a lot smarter. With skills and more …

Smart Homes

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

What do you get when you combine sticky notes with Google Slides? A super cool idea from Tony Vincent that shows teachers how to create customized …

Children's Books

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

<i>A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher …

Education Technology
Coretta Scott King

First Look: President Trump Releases Self-Published Children’s Autobiography

Citing the rise of “fake publishing”, Donald Trump has just surprise-released a self-published autobiography for kids. Here’s the cover:“Nobody gets …

Donald Trump

Thunkable - Design and Publish Your Own Apps

Thunkable is a free platform for designing, testing, and publishing your own Android apps (support for iOS apps is coming soon). Through Thunkable …

Readers Need Book Celebrations!

Just before Spring Break began last week, my fellow district librarians and I were busily prepping for our March Book Madness set to begin when we …

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

March 11, 2017 Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative …

Creative Writing

Yearly Migration

By:Ryder Carroll20 Comments<p>Top<p>As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share a little tradition of mine – The Yearly Migration. On the first day of …