Month in Review – October’s Most Popular Posts

It’s the end of the month and as I do every month I’ve gone through and made a list of the most popular posts of the month. The month in review serves two purposes. First, it gives you a chance to see what other readers found useful. Second, it gives me a chance to review […]

Where Are You In the 7 Billion? Find Out Here

Earlier today, I posted a couple of resources from NPR and National Geographic for teaching students how the world’s population grew to 7 billion and what that means for the world. Just a few minutes ago I discovered another neat resource dedicated to the topic of the population reaching 7 billion. The World at Seven […]

Visualizing How We Reached 7 Billion

This morning NPR had a story about the world’s population reaching 7 billion. Then this afternoon Ronald Ho posted a link to the following visual explanation of how the population reached grew so fast over the last two hundred years. Watch the visualization below. National Geographic has been running a year-long series of stories about […]

Moredays – A Multimedia Personal Planner

Do a quick search for online task management or personal planners and you’re bound to come back with many options to pick from. Most of the services in that category offer a very similar set of features like calendars and email reminders. Moredays is a new entry (still in beta) into the personal planner market […]

Last Minute Halloween Resources for Teachers

I ran this post last Monday, but just in case you missed it here are some last minute Halloween resources. And below is the Google Doodle video for today.  Halloween is just one week away. This morning on I found a few Halloween-themed resources that you might want to put on your classroom website […]

Identify the Stars and Planets Using Your iPhone

Through my friend Angela Maiers I recently learned about a neat augmented reality iPhone app that helps users identify the stars and planets. Star & Planet Finder enables you to locate the planets and stars in the night sky through your  iPhone or iPad. To use the app, select from a list the planet or […]

Projeqt – Create Visual Stories from Your Digital Content

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of services for collating and displaying the content you find online. One popular example of that is Projeqt takes that idea one step farther by introducing your own content to your display. Using Projeqt you can mix content from the web with your own content to create […]

Have You Checked Your Facebook Apps Recently?

I couple of days ago I highlighted Google Good to Know which explains a lot of what you need to know about how Google and other companies collect and use data about your browsing habits. Today, I’d like to remind you to check up on the Facebook apps you’ve authorized. Remember that Facebook quiz you […]

Week in Review – Here Comes the Snow

Good morning from Greenwood, Maine where we’re getting ready for the first snow storm of the year. Before I went searching for a snow shovel, I put together this week’s list of the most popular posts of the week on Free Technology for Teachers. 1. 3 Interesting Services to Help Students Study Together 2.  Apps […]

Add Custom Maps to Your Android Phone

Here’s a neat application that I stumbled upon this afternoon. Custom Maps for Android allows you to use .jpeg and .png images of any map to create a custom GPS map. To use the app add an image to your phone then specify two or more latitude and longitude points that are common to your […]