Marilou McCrosky

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Turn Your Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes

Post-it Plus is a free iPad app that I demonstrated for someone at the ISLMA conference yesterday. It's a great iPad app (you have to have iOS 8) …

Knowmia Was Acquired by TechSmith - What That Means for You

Over the last couple of years I have featured Knowmia in nearly a dozen blog posts. Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and …

Webinar Recording - Storyboards in the Classroom

Last night I hosted a webinar with Aaron Sherman from Storyboard That. This webinar was a little bit different than ones that Aaron and I have hosted …

A Video Guide to Common Fallacies

When I taught current events to ninth grade students the first unit I taught was about recognizing bias, propaganda, and logical fallacies. The Guide …

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What is Ocean Acidification?

For more than 200 years, or since the industrial revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has increased due to the …

Three Easy Ways to Visually Compare the Sizes of States and Countries

One of the ways that I like to help students understand the size of a country or state is by showing them comparisons to states and countries with …

Science Friday - Science Lesson Plans and Interesting Science Videos

Science Friday is a must-bookmark for teachers and students of science. On Science Friday you will find interesting videos and articles about a wide …

8 Crash Courses to Help High School Students Review the School Year

If your school is not yet out for the summer, you're probably in the home stretch. This is the time of year when we spend a lot of time reviewing …

Three Good Places to Find Fun, Hands-on Science and Technology Lessons

DIY.org is a neat website on which kids can find dozens of DIY projects that they can do on their own or with their parents. DIY.org provides videos …

By Request - 5 Resources for Teaching About the Forces of Nature

I'm starting to get caught up on a backlog of requests that have come through on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. If I haven't gotten …

5 Ideas for Teaching With Comics and 5 Free Online Tools for Creating Them

I've been thinking about comic strip creation tools quite a bit lately so I decided to share a handful of ideas for teaching with comics and the …

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 …

A Crash Course on The Odyssey

John Green is back with a new Crash Course on literature. The first installment in the new course is A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey. In …

Teaching Literary Terms With Comics

<i>Disclosure: Storyboard That is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.</i><p>One of my favorite ways to get students interested in the creative …

The Global Screencasting Project with Explain Everything & Knowmia Teach

<i>This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.</i><p>One of the most powerful capabilities of …

How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

Like many of you, when I was in middle school and high school I was taught to create index cards to organize our research. After creating the cards …

Two Sites for Safely Experimenting with Electric Circuits

Earlier this week I shared a short video explanation of how light bulbs work. To extend that lesson you might want to take a look at Electric …

Online and Offline Fun With the Science of Pickles

Exploratorium is one of my favorite places to look for interesting science lessons, activities, and iPad apps. If you head to the Explore section of …

Glove and Boots Fix Your Grammar

Thanks to Denise Blain I have been sucked into the web series Glove and Boots. The video that Denise shared with me is all about grammar. In the …

Group Reading With Google Documents

Using the commenting feature of Google Documents is a good way to create a record of classroom conversations about an article that you have shared …

Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum

Six months ago I shared with you the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of nearly 400 free art history books. Now the Getty Museum has put more …

Hubble and Spitzer telescopes look deep into space to study early universe

Two venerable space telescopes, the Hubble and the Spitzer, have teamed up to study the very early universe, and here's what they see at the cosmic dawn: a wild and woolly party, with brilliant blue stars that aren't ready to settle down into anything so structured as a conventional spiral …

Five Essential Google Drive Skills for Teachers and Students

<i>For the next few days I'm taking some time off to relax, play with my dogs, and ski with friends. Rather than leave the blog dormant for a few days,</i> …

An Animated Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond recently released a new feature called the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United …

WWF Wildfinder - See the Ranges of 26,000+ Animals

One of my favorite free iPad apps of 2013 is the World Wildlife Fund's Together app. That app features interactive stories about endangered species …

How to Create Simple Comic Strips With Storyboard That

Storyboard That is a service that you and your students can use to create simple comic strips. I've reviewed it in the past and today I would like to …

An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat

Elizabeth Lopez maneuvered a massive steel claw over the side of a 134-foot sailboat and guided its descent through swaying kelp and schools of fish 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. She was hoping to catch pieces of a mysterious marine ecosystem that scientists are calling the plastisphere.<p>This …

An Interactive Map of The Odyssey

Google Lit Trips hosts an excellent example of using Google Earth to map story of Odysseus in <i>The Odyssey</i>. Today, through Open Culture, I learned …

Try ArcGIS Explorer Online for Mapping Data and More

In my previous post I mentioned ArcGIS Explorer along with Google Earth. While I've written about Google Earth many times I've only mentioned ArcGIS …