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Seven Good Teaching Resources from the Library of Congress and the National Archives

The National Archives of the United States and the Library of Congress offer a lot of excellent materials for teachers and students. On Friday I …

Google Science Fair: inspiration from kid and adult scientists — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Want to convince kids that their creativity and inventive spirit can make a difference? I know of no better way than to share examples of that spirit …

Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Tools for Argumentative and Persuasive Writing

Every day, we and our students make decisions. Some are easier than others -- for example, "Should I wear the red shirt or the blue sweater?" Of …

Engage Students in History With Fake Facebook and Fake SMS

Over the years Russel Tarr has developed and released a bunch of wonderful tools through ClassTools.net. Two of my favorite tools that he has …

Plickers 2.0 is Coming Soon!

Plickers is one of the most popular new tools that I showed off in my workshops this summer. Plickers uses a teacher's iPad or Android tablet in …

Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons

This fall there will be teachers trying the flipped classroom approach to lessons for the first time. In the right setting the flipped classroom …

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

<i>This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this site.</i><p>While there are some very creative web tools out there, …

Great Google Search Strategies Every Student Can Use - Infographic

A couple of years ago I published 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use. In that post I included a small PDF to distribute to students. The …

Two Good Random Name Selection Tools

At one point or another every teacher has asked for volunteers and not had any hands raised. In that situation using a random name selection tool is …

How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology

Today, at the New Teacher Academy at Boston College I answered some questions from teachers worried about students discovering more about technology …

PDF - A Round-up of Summer Updates to Google Apps, Drive, Maps, and G+

Last week I published a post about the updates to Google Apps, Drive, Maps, and Google+. Since then there have been more update, most notably Google …

A Big Collection of iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers and Students

Today, I spent the day working with some super friendly and awesome middle school teachers in Delta, Colorado. If you're interested in seeing some of …

Five Good Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship to Middle School and High School Students

In response to yesterday's post about digital citizenship lesson materials for elementary school students I received requests for middle school and …

Don’t miss Google’s new site info card! (and more from Mary Ellen Bates’ search refresh) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

At the recent CIL Conference in DC, I attended librarian/consultant Mary Ellen Bates’ Super Searcher Tips session and I came away with a number of …

Are you teaching kids to curate? — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Hi folks,<p>Brenda Boyer, Della Curtis and I are finishing up our upcoming ALA book project on curation and there’s a missing piece we need your help …

ds106 Assignment Bank — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

For years, I’ve been a fan of Alan Levine’s (@cogdog) 50 Ways to Tell a Digital Story and his groundbreaking, open <i>kick-butt</i> DS106 (digital …

Google Classroom announced (sign up to text drive!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The Official Google Blog announced today a preview of its new Classroom, a free and also ad-free tool in the Google Apps for Education suite. I am …

Videos and Guides to Copyright & Creative Commons

In my previous post I shared the copyright flowchart created by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Meryl Zeidenberg. I am planning to share that chart …

Complete These Free Courses to Become a Better Researcher

A couple of summers ago Google offered a MOOC about search skills. The content of that course is still available online for anyone to use at his or …

How to Flip Your Classroom With eduClipper and PixiClip

Teachers interested in trying the flipped classroom model often ask me for recommendations for video creation tools. They also often ask me for ideas …

Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources

Last month Common Craft released a great video explanation of the differences between primary and secondary sources. After sharing that video with …

5 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios

Over the course of the school year our students create some fantastic digital products. Building a digital portfolio is a great way for students to …

Easily Create Collaborative Diagrams and Mind Maps on Google Drive

March 13, 2014<br>Using Lucidchart add-on on google Docs students will be able to create and edit diagrams and mind maps collaboratively and in realtime. …

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

<b>7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from</i> …