The Year in Review – No, It’s Not a List of Links

The end of 2013 is less than eight hours away as I sit to write this final blog post of the year. My usual week-in-review and month-in-review posts are lists of the most popular posts. This year-in-review will not be like that. Instead, I want to take a few minutes to share the highs and […]

The Month in Review – December’s Most Popular Posts

Last sunset of 2013 Good evening from Woodstock, Maine where I’ve just watched the final sunset of 2013. I hope that you all are enjoying your holiday break. As I do at the end of every month, I’ve put together a list of the most popular posts of the month. I post these lists for […]

NRICH – An Excellent Source of Math Lesson Activities

At the end of yesterday’s post of ten resources for high school and middle school math teachers I asked for suggestions for additional resources. This morning Colleen Young (whose blog is a must-read for math teachers) emailed me with the suggestion of NRICH. NRICH is a provider of mathematics curricula and lesson plans covering everything […]

Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life

NOAA’s Games Planet Arcade offers twenty-five educational games for young students. The games are intended to help students learn about oceans, wildlife, and weather. Twenty of the games address topics related to marine life. While the games are not terribly complex or fancy, they do offer some solid information for young students. For example, the […]

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 around the world. The stories show you where the animals live and the threats facing them. If you and or your students don’t have iPads, you can access similar information through […]

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 share a demonstration of how to use it. The video below demonstrates how to use the basic functions of Storyboard That. Storyboard That has free and […]

Apply Today for a National Geographic Teaching Adventure

National Geographic Education is currently accepting applications for what looks like an awesome opportunity for twenty-five K-12 teachers in the U.S. and Canada. The 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program will take teachers on field work expeditions to interesting places around the world. Some of the places teachers could go through the program include Holland and […]

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 States. This new atlas contains more than 700 historical maps of the United States. The maps within the atlas are arranged into eighteen sections. As a student and teacher of history […]

The Week in Review – The One Where I Get My Truck Stuck

Stuck in my own driveway Good morning from the Free Technology for Teachers world headquarters in icy and snowy Woodstock, Maine. How icy is it? On Thursday I got my truck stuck in my own driveway while going out to get sand and salt. That incident put a damper on my plan to meet friends […]