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10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math. Students feel disconnected from what is taught in class, unsure of the benefits of …

Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs

The question that I often hear from mathematics teachers about Google Documents is, "are there any features for me?" The answer is, "yes, but they …

11 Google Search Tips Every Student Should Know about

April 24, 2016<br>The strength of Google search engine lies in its hidden features that usually go unnoticed by many students. As we have repeatedly …

4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

<i>Make Writing Essays Easier</i> My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Then, instead of 90 words in one class period, she typed …

Creative Writing

No Prep Paper Book Ideas

Shares 3K<p>Last week I shared how to make paper books from one sheet of paper (without staples or glue)! This week I’m going to share ideas for using …

Teaching

Assign articles and research

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Pinterest<p><b>YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips!</b><p>There are so many ways to learn with YouTube channels for teachers and students! When you want to …

Education Technology

Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers - A PDF Handout

Last week I presented three webinars on behalf of Simple K12 (the recordings will be available later this week). The third of those webinars was all …

Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features

This week Google Classroom received updates that teachers and administrators should note.<p>A new "share to Google Classroom" button is starting to …

A Nice Tool for Creating Animated Maps

Animaps is a free service built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. The basics of creating maps in Animaps is very …

Google Classroom resources for Educators

<b>Google Classroom</b> new resource for teachers to manage classes, assignments, student work, and to communicate with …

Education Technology

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative

<i>This is a guest post from Beth Holland (@brholland) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site.</i><p>Socrative is a free student response system that …

ClassDojo Introduces Groups...More to Come

Last week I had a conversation with ClassDojo's head of marketing, Manoj Lamba, about some of the new features they're rolling out before most …

Create Vocabulary Lessons With BoomWriter's Trending Words

<i>Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com.</i><p>WordWriter is a free service within the BoomWriter platform that enables you to …

Use Your Google or Edmodo Account to Create HSTRY Timelines

Since the first time I tried it last fall I have been impressed with HSTRY. HSTRY is a great multimedia timeline creation tool. There are two …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 10 Google Search Tips for Students

When given a question or a research prompt students immediately turn to Google. Unfortunately, while many students think that they know how to use …

Education Technology

Short Lessons on the Origins of English

A few years ago Open University published a ten part video series on the history of the English language. Last week TED-Ed published a lesson titled …

A Great Tool Students Can Use for Creating Book Covers in Class

July 18, 2015 <br>Book Cover Creator is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that allows students to easily craft beautiful book covers. There are three …

Education Technology

Shake Up Learning Website and Blog

Shake Up Learning is the destination for technology in the classroom resources! The Digital Learning and Tech Tips website for Teachers, including …

Education Technology

Google Classroom: Creating a Discussion Board - Teacher Tech

While I want threaded discussions in Google Classroom, I do not want them in the stream. Multiple student responses will clutter up the Google …

By Request - Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

On Friday I posted Seven Steps for Creating Videos in Your Classroom. Since then I've had a handful of people ask for suggestions for tools for …

Katia Allbee on Twitter: "Cool way to think of Twitter in the classroom!#CI568 http://t.co/7woocW3kzl"

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Google Forms: Hidden Feedback Questions - Teacher Tech

When using Google Forms for formative assessment you probably want to provide students feedback on their answers. Particularly if the question is a …

Teaching

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Technology Evolves Quickly!<p>When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I …

Google Drive Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Google Drive has proved itself to be an educational tool of high potential for us in education. From storing files and docs in the cloud …

Google Drive

GTA Crib Sheets

Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students

Like all teachers I have found that the right visual aids can make all the difference between students understanding a term or walking away shaking …