Jorge E. Madrigal

213 Added | 10 Magazines | 15 Likes | 28 Following | 14 Followers | @jemadrigal | 22 yrs. Biling. Social Studies H.S. Teacher. Apple Distinguished Educator, 2013. Microsoft Innovative Educator, 2015 Instructional Technology Coach

formRecycler - Easy Reuse of Google Forms Questions

formRecycler is a free Google Forms Add-on that makes it easy to reuse questions from one Google Form into another form. When you have the …

Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

These free photo editors are the best of the best, and will get you just as good results as the expensive Adobe Photoshop.<p>The free photo editors …

Personalize Your Mac's Right-Click Menu

MacOS: Once Apple finally embraced the right-click, Mac apps loaded up the right-click menu with extra functions. MacOS even includes several by …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom<p><b>Around October of every year,</b> while teachers are waist-deep in curriculum, kids are thinking …

20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies

YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. For pretty much any topic you can think of, someone …

How to Keep Your Home Wi-Fi Safe From Hackers

You probably don’t give it much thought, but your router is one of the most important gadgets in your home—without it there’s no wi-fi for your …

Distraction-free YouTube Viewing

On Monday night, during How to Teach With Video, someone asked, "what do you do about all the yucky ads on YouTube?" A couple of members of the class …

How to rip and digitize your Blu-ray collection

Freed from their plastic prisons, your Blu-ray movies can follow you to any device, anywhere, while looking and sounding as pristine as ever.<p>We've …

Templates

Here you will find templates either for student or teacher use. Please drop me a message if you have any questions. Also, please share out on Twitter …

How Do I Make This Worksheet Digital?

Digital Worksheets Is this the right question? What is the depth and rigor of that worksheet? Why is it valuable enough to want to extend to a new …

Education Technology

The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

Having the “same” text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners …

9 super-useful ways to use drag-and-drop on the iPad

In iOS 11, Apple introduced drag-and-drop. Here are nine ways to use it on the iPad.

How to Use the Selection Pane in PowerPoint

The most powerful features in PowerPoint are hidden in plain sight. When you stumble across one of these hidden features, it’s easy to wonder how you …

Tutorials

The Social Studies Digital Content List

Back-to-school time always reminds me of my first days teaching history. I used the curriculum from my textbook and supplemented it here-and-there. …

How to use the Mac’s mysterious startup keyboard combos

If your Mac is sick, the first step is to restart it. But did you know that there are several tricks you can perform <i>while</i> your Mac is starting up?<p>Many of these are advanced Mac diagnostic tools, which shouldn’t be used unless you really know what you’re doing. But some not-so-secret startup …

Go Back-to-School with Adobe Spark: 9 Assignments to Kick Off the School Year

| Aug 3rd 2017<p><i>It’s that time of year again we start trading flip flops for fresh school supplies, so we turned to Dr. Monica Burns, a Curriculum and</i> …

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. If I was still doing that …

Khmer Rouge

How to Disable Video Autoplay in Safari and Google Chrome on Mac

Every once in a while, you’ll come across a webpage that plays videos automatically without your consent. To some extent, this is useful because it …

iOS

Online Photo Editor

Effects <i>Fotostars is a free online photo editor that includes over 50 photo effects that will add a unique style and character to every one of your</i> …

Photography

Google Voice Typing

Content Curation

Please feel free to suggest new categories or tools that you feel should be included in this directory page.

How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

<b>How To Teach Students To Research Without Google</b><p>by <b>Jane Healey</b>, Ph.D<p>It’s the start of a new school year, and many teachers will be planning research …

Teaching

8 Leveled Reading Websites for the Classroom

8 Leveled Reading Websites for the Classroom<p>By Jessica Sanders<p>Leveled reading websites allow students to read the same text, regardless of their …

How to Convert Text to Shapes in PowerPoint

I’ve always been a big fan of using PowerPoint to create custom shapes, but I used to find myself opening other graphic design programs (like Adobe …

Graphics

These upgrades can help you extend the life of your MacBook Pro or Air for years

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But the truth is, unless you're doing very intense work — audio or video editing, graphics work, etc. — you may be able to extend the life …

Tech Trends

Don’t Get Busted! Here’s How To Find Legal Photos To Use For Your Social Media

Photo: @jordanabananaaAs consumers, our attention spans are getting smaller as content becomes shorter. The power of using photos to tell our stories …

Marketing

6 C’s to better document analysis

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the instructional strategy pendulum swing over to encouraging more use of evidence by students to solve authentic …

Teaching

How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac

For many computer users, filling out PDF forms and PDF documents is a routine occurrence, and the Mac Preview app allows you to easily and quickly …

Operating Systems
Apps

Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks

Boost your productivity<p>When Google Docs first appeared more than a decade ago, the idea of software running in a browser was still a strange and unusual one. Since then, the rebranded Google Drive has gone from strength to strength, with millions now relying on the free word processing, …