A New Collaboration Option in Google Forms

From creating short surveys to delivering multiple choice quizzes Google Forms is a great tool for teachers. Today, Google announced the addition some useful new features to Google Forms. The most significant enhancement in the option to collaborate on Form creation and editing. Now you can share your forms and add comments to them just […]

Five Good Feeds for ELA and ELL Teachers

Earlier this week I shared five good feeds for mathematics teachers and five good feeds for history teachers. These lists were born out of a common request that I get and that is “can you recommend some good blogs for X?” So this week I’m going to publish a short list each day of the […]

Google Wants to Hear from Teenage Scientists

Google has just opened their third annual science fair for teenagers. This year the Google Science Fair will accept entries in thirteen different languages. Students are challenged to submit their ideas and projects that could change the world. 90 regional finalists will be chosen from entries all over the world. Fifteen of those regional finalists […]

A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment Tools

Later this week I’m running a workshop on the use of backchannels, polling services, and informal assessment tools. In preparation for that workshop, I spent quite a bit of time putting together a 32 page PDF of ideas and directions for using TodaysMeet, Socrative, and the updated version of Wallwisher. The end of the document […]

5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

I subscribe to roughly 300 blogs (honestly, I stopped keeping track a while ago). Usually, when I say that at conference or workshop the follow-up question I get goes something like this, “can you recommend some good blogs for X?” So this week I’m going to publish a short list each day of the blogs […]

How to Limit Access to Blogger Blog Posts

A question that I often get when I work with elementary school teachers to help them get on the road to blogging goes like this, “can I restrict reading access to just my students and their parents?” The answer to that question is yes. The video below shows you how to do this if you’re […]

Visit the Wistia Learning Center for Professional Video Production Tips

Wistia is a video hosting service that I am currently using to host some of my videos. Recently, Wistia launched a Learning Center to teach people how to create better videos. Right now the Learning Center has eleven video lessons and it looks like more videos are on the way. Get started on the path […]

Five Good Feeds for U.S. History Teachers

I subscribe to roughly 300 blogs (honestly, I stopped keeping track a while ago). Usually, when I say that at conference or workshop the follow-up question I get goes something like this, “can you recommend some good blogs for X?” So this week I’m going to publish a short list each day of the blogs […]