Month in Review – February’s Most Popular Posts

The first two months of the year have zipped along here in Maine and the year has been off to a good start for Free Technology for Teachers. I hope that the year is off to a good start for all of you too. For those you who live in the north and have had […]

Watch Physics Demonstrations and More on MIT Tech TV

MIT Tech TV is a collection of thousands videos produced by students and faculty at MIT. The videos are arranged into more than 600 collections covering topics in engineering, education, science, the humanities, and more. You can view the videos online and most of them are available to download. Roughly 300 of the MIT Tech […]

Resources for Lessons About the Iditarod and Dogs In General

This weekend the Iditarod sled dog race begins. If you’re looking for some materials to use to teach about the Iditarod or dogs in general, take a look at some of the resources below. The best place to start your search for Iditarod-related lesson plans in on the Iditarod Education Portal. There you will find […]

Flashcard Stash – Create Online Vocabulary Flashcards to Share With Your Students

Flashcard Stash is a free vocabulary flashcard service for teachers and students. The service makes it easy to quickly create flashcards and sets of flashcards. As a registered user of Flashcard Stash when you type a word into a blank flashcard suggested definitions and sample context sentences are provided to you. You can then choose […] – Sync Your Presentations To Your Audience’s Laptops and iPads is a new service that is designed to help your audience follow along with your presentations. does this by allowing the members of your audience to see your slides on their laptops, iPads, and Android tablets and watch them change when you advance your slides. This ensures that everyone is on the same […]

Create an Interactive Image for a Chance to Win an iPad Mini

ThingLink and Rosen Digital have teamed up to run an interactive image contest for K-12 students. The ThingLink Interactive Image Contest for K-12 is giving away ten iPad minis, one to each category winner. All K-12 students are eligible to enter in one or all ten of the categories. Entries are now being accepted through […]

Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources

This same information is included at the end of my slideshow on Teaching With Technology and Primary Sources, but I wanted to share it as a separate post as well just in case people had trouble accessing the linked document at the end of the slideshow. One of my favorite ways to use the commenting […]

Teaching With Technology and Primary Sources

This morning I had the pleasure of giving a virtual presentation to teachers in the Christian Teacher Collaborative based in Frisco, Texas. The topic of my presentation was teaching with technology and primary sources. In the presentation I talked about some of the collections that I’ve used over the years and how I’ve used them […]

Why Visuals Matter In Storytelling

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Ken Shelton present on a number of occasions. Each time he has had superbly designed slidedecks. I’ve used many of Ken’s presentation design tips in my own presentations over the last year and I think they’ve helped make my slides better. Recently, Ken shared with me a slidedeck that […]