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4 Reasons for Technology Integration

Lisa,<p>In your last blog post, Tips for Planning Your Lessons, you clearly outlined the key components of lesson planning and shared some great tips! I …

Education Technology

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

Education Technology

50 Great iPad STEAM Apps for Teachers and Students

After we have covered STEAM websites to use with your students in class, we are sharing with you this visual we have been working on for the last few …

A Handy Infographic Featuring 28 Web Tools to Help Students Enhance Their Writing Skills

This is the infographic version of the post '20+ Web Tools to Help Students with Their Writing'. Due to its length we were not able to attach it to …

Here are 5 ways to change the color of anything in Photoshop

There are several ways to change colors of objects in Photoshop, and plenty of different objects you may want to change: clothes, hair color, light …

Writing a Lesson Plan - Objectives and Goals

Objectives are the first step in writing a strong lesson plan. After the Objective, you will define the Anticipatory Set. The objective is also known …

Teaching

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free | Inc.com

But, with all its power comes a steep learning curve. And that's intimidating.<p>Simply loading up the software and trying to figure things out on your own doesn't work as well when you want to learn Photoshop as it does for other pieces of software.<p>And, while you could try and read the manuals (which …

Tutorials

Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

"I like the sound, too," says Puckett. "I've been meaning to make an audio recording of it."<p>What Is 3D Printing?<p>Some background: 3D printing …

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Competencies vs. Skills

The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century. The ensuing conversations have provided an …

The best apps to help keep your spending on track

If it’s true more than half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, perhaps a good number of us need some help managing money.<p>And it might not be as difficult to achieve, if you’re up for soliciting help from free apps that can analyze your spending, provide guidance, and give detailed …

The Ultimate Guide to Stocking a Home Tiki Bar

Over its almost-century-long history, the cult of tiki has certainly had its ebbs and flows. But what began in Hollywood over 80 years ago, with Don …

Should schools welcome cell phones in class?

New evidence suggests schools should stop fighting technological tide and find ways to incorporate cellphones into schools<p>Researchers and educators …

Invisible Sun

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we share learning objectives with pupils? A practice commonly subscribed to by teachers, is to ‘publish’ learning …

Trump ditched Super Bowl as Patriots were getting crushed

Bad timing, Mr. President.<p>Donald Trump gave up on his favored team at 8:57 p.m. Sunday, as that team, the New England Patriots, was on pace for an embarrassing Super Bowl blowout, trailing 28-3. “The motorcade is rolling from the Trump International Golf Club, as Super Bowl LI continues but POTUS' …

4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs

Google Docs is a great word processor, but is much more than just that. Although we can certainly use it to type up a report, take notes, or write a …

“Little Bird Tales” Is An Excellent Web 2.0 Tool For Beginning English Language Learners

My Beginning English Language Learners have been spending much of their time this year on the computer “consuming” content (see “All-Time” Best Web …

Education Technology

Frozen Pineapple 'Ice Cream' Sandwich Recipe

"Scrumptious frozen treat for grown ups and kids! Can substitute Mandarin oranges for pineapple if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) container frozen …

The Best Way to Make Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you’re going to treat yourself to homemade chocolate chip cookies, they’d better be damn good. But trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe can …

This top-rated Chrome extension will make capturing your screen a breeze

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Google Chrome

Plex can pull media from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive

Plex has added support for Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox to its Plex Cloud service. The original idea with the service, which debuted in beta this September, was to void the need for a dedicated media server or network attached storage (NAS) drives. That way, assuming you have a decently fast …

Software

Infographic: The Periodic Table of Instructional Design

Students and scholars of chemistry make frequent use of the periodic table of the elements in order to contextualize and organize their understanding …

5 Great Google Drive Templates for Creating Professionally Looking Presentations

December 1, 2016<br>When it comes to creating visually attractive presentations, design work can take up a tremendous amount of your time especially if …

30 Chrome Extensions for Which I Am Thankful

I thought I’d take a moment this Thanksgiving and compile my own list of chrome extensions that I regularly find useful on a nearly daily basis. …

Engaging Game Design App Provides Powerful STEM Learning

0<p>SHARES<p><i>App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech</i> …

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

Curriculum Conversations: 7 Do's and Don'ts

I'm not used to supposing. I'm just a working man. My boss does the supposing . . .<p>I share this quote because while teachers are thought leaders, …

Teaching

9 Essential Google Chrome Extensions You Should Try Once

One of the defining feature’s of Google Chrome is the add-ons and extensions which let you fine-tune your browser and allows you to add new features. …

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

Teachers who use inquiry-based learning combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement.<p>Let’s face it, when you ask a student something …

Pedagogy

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

Technology in School<p>How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year<p>By Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher (Columnist)     Aug …