The Month in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Happy Halloween! If you celebrate the occasion, I hope you have fun this evening. It’s the end of the month and as I do every month I have put together a list of the most popular posts of the month. Here are the most popular posts from October, 2014: 1. Create a Word Cloud Within […]

How to Invite Guests to Google Calendar Events

Google Calendar offers some nifty little features that can bring quite a bit of organization to our busy lives. One of those features is the option to invite people to meetings and events via email sent from your Google Calendar. The screenshots below outline that process. (Click on the images to view them in full […]

Short Explanations of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. If your state or province practices Daylight Saving Time, you’ll be rolling back your clocks before bed and gaining back that hour of sleep you lost in the spring. Students may be wondering about the reasons for Daylight Saving Time. The following videos offer concise explanations of Daylight Saving […]

Getting Ready for GAFE – A Practical Ed Tech Webinar Series With Graduate Credit

This month I ran a webinar series titled Getting Ready for GAFE. The webinar sold out and some people who wanted to join, couldn’t. So I’ve partnered with The Midwest Teachers Institute to offer the course again. This partnership allows me to offer the course with a graduate credit option. Has your school recently transitioned […]

5 Tools to Combine With ThingLink for Creating Multimedia Collages

As I have written many times in the past, ThingLink is one of my favorite tools for playing with media. Last week I published a video about using ThingLink in conjunction with PicMonkey to create interactive multimedia collages. PicMonkey isn’t the only tool that pairs well with ThingLink. Here are five other tools that can […]

A Last-minute Round-up of Educational Halloween Activities

Halloween is less than 24 hours away. If you’re in need of some educational activities with a Halloween-theme, take a look at the resources summarized below. All of these resources have appeared in individual posts in the past. On Storyboard That you can now turn your storyboards into Halloween cards. In the Storyboard That creator you can […]

Youngzine Offers a Safe Online Place for Students to Discuss Current Events

A few years ago I featured Youngzine as a source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. This week I took another look at the service and saw that they now offer a classroom blogs feature. Youngzine classroom blogs enable teachers to create a private online space for their students to use […]

How to Quickly Create a Video on Magisto

Earlier this week I published a post about three good video creation tools. Magisto was one of the tools that I included in that post. The other two tools were WeVideo and Wideo. Of the three Magisto is the only one for which I haven’t published a tutorial at some point. To remedy that situation […]

Lesson Plans for Elements 4D and Other Augmented Reality Apps

Last February Samantha Morra wrote a detailed guest post about using the augmented reality app Elements 4D in chemistry lessons. This week Terri Eiccholz shared the news that Elements 4D now offers a collection of lesson plans that utilize the augmented reality app in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Elements 4D is available […]

Map Your Recipe – Where Does Your Favorite Food Come From?

Last fall I shared a neat mapping tool called Map Your Recipe. Map Your Recipe allows you to enter a recipe to find out where the vegetables in that recipe were first domesticated. This week the developer of Map Your Recipe informed that the site has been updated to include etymology and current crop producers. […]