Place Spotting – Challenging Geographic Riddles

Place Spotting is a website of geographic riddles. Place Spotting is based on the Google Earth platform. Place Spotting users can create their own geographic riddles or try to solve riddles created by others. The search feature on Place Spotting lets users search for riddles based on level of difficulty, language, region, or creation date. […]

Lumifi – Enlighten Your Research

Lumifi is a collaborative research tool. With Lumifi students and teachers can collaboratively share, evaluate, and organize information found online and off-line. What makes Lumifi different from other online collaboration tools is the ability to upload documents then extract only the relevant information to share with others. Often while researching a topic students only need […]

Month in Review – September’s Most Popular Items

September was a very busy month for Free Technology for Teachers. Thanks to all of you for your Tweets, emails, and social bookmarks that helped this blog reach new records for page views and subscribers this month. Thank you, you guys are awesome. As of this writing, Free Technology for Teachers has exceeded 100,000 page […]

Scholastic Word Wizard – Vocab Quiz Creator

Creating vocabulary quizzes is one of the necessary, yet tedious tasks that most teachers have to do. Fortunately, Scholastic has created a free program that will make creating vocabulary quizzes quicker and easier. The Scholastic Word Wizard Vocab Quiz Maker does everything for you except select the words for your quiz. To use the word […]

Video – You Don’t Know How to Email

Today, while looking for a sample of an Ignite presentation (yes, I could have used Chris Lehmann’s, but I wanted something a little lighter) to show to some students and colleagues, I came across this video of an Ignite presentation in Boise, Idaho. The presenter in the video, Erik Goodlad, reminds us that while most […]

How a Bill Becomes Law Interactive Flowchart

In my quest to find appropriate materials for the US Civics course that I’m teaching this semester, I recently came across this interactive flowchart on the Lexis Nexis website. The chart has a very Web 1.0 look, but don’t be fooled, it has a lot of detailed information. Click on any element in the chart […]

A Vision of Students Today

Something I read on Robert Scoble’s blog last weekend reminded me of this video posted on YouTube more than a year ago by Professor Michael Wesch. The video has now been viewed nearly four million times on YouTube. So chances are good that you’ve seen it. If you haven’t seen it, take four minutes to […]

Get Body Smart – Interactive Tutorials and Quizzes

Get Body Smart has number of tutorials and quizzes divided into eight categories of anatomy and physiology. Each category is divided into subcategories where visitors will find quizzes for each topic. The tutorials and quizzes are best suited to use in advanced high school anatomy and physiology courses. Applications for EducationGet Body Smart could be […]

Google Docs Adds Academic Features

Today, Google announced the addition to Google Docs of some useful new features for academic use. Google Docs has added a new equation editor for mathematics teachers and students. There is a new subscript and superscript tool that can be used in writing chemical compounds and mathematics equations. Earlier this summer Google Translate was integrated […]

Contribute to the National Gallery of Writing

Through the Google Docs Blog I have learned that the National Council of Teacher of English is looking for contributions to the National Gallery of Writing. The accepted submissions will be displayed on October 20 as a part of the National Day on Writing. Submissions to the National Gallery of Writing can be made individually […]