Google Earth Pro is Now Free for Everyone

Google Earth Pro has been available for free to teachers with GAFE email accounts for quite a while. Now it is available for free to anyone who wants to upgrade to Google Earth Pro. Google announced this yesterday on the Google Lat Long blog. To get a license key for Google Earth Pro you just […]

The Week in Review – A Blizzard of Popular Posts

Good morning from snowy Woodstock, Maine where we’ve had two snow storms in the last five days and school was closed was for three days. My dogs and I love to play in the snow so we’re happy whenever it snows. In fact, as soon as this post is finished we’ll be romping around in […]

I’m All About the Snow

If you live in the U.S. unless you’ve ignored the national news entirely, you’re probably tired of hearing about the big snow storms that have hit New England this week. As as much as I dislike the hyped-up news reports about it, I love snow. Whether or not your students love the snow, hate the […]

How to Find Other Educators on Google+

A couple of days ago I received an email from someone who was looking for help finding other teachers to connect with around the topic of leading a STEM or engineering club at his school. My suggestion was to take a look at some of the Google+ communities related to the topic of STEM. In […]

Design and Launch Virtual Rockets in Your Web Browser

Ten days ago I published a post about NASA’s Rocket Science 101 iPad app. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the app is also available in an Android version an in an online version. Thanks to email from David Beaver I now know better. All three versions of Rocket Science 101 work […]

A Free Course on Developing iOS 8 Apps

In the past Stanford has offered free online courses on developing iPhone and iPad apps. Their latest offering is a free iTunes U course on developing iOS 8 apps. Before you get too excited about the course, note that it is not for people who don’t have any prior programming experience. The prerequisites for the […] – Create Short Audio Recordings Online, on iOS, or Android

Earlier this week Larry Ferlazzo wrote a good post about how he is using to have his ELL students create and share short audio recordings. His post even includes an example from a student. I had not heard of prior to reading Larry’s post so I had to try it out. is […]

PBS Learning Media Storyboards Offer a Good Way to Create Short Lessons for Students

PBS Learning Media offers a lot of useful tools for teachers and students. Two of their tools that I discovered today are their Storyboard and Lesson Builder tools. PBS Learning Media’s Storyboard tool allows you to create a collection of videos, text, and images organized around almost any topic of your choosing. The collection appears […]

PBS Kids Writers Contest for K-3 Students

PBS Kids recently announced the launch of a creative writing contest for students in Kindergarten through third grade. The contest asks students to create short fiction stories (50-200 words for K-1 students, 100-350 words for 2nd and 3rd grade students). The stories must be accompanied by at least five illustrations developed by students. Students submitting […]

How to Create an Online Course on Versal

Disclosure: Versal is currently an advertiser on Versal is service that you can use to create online classes that are bit more robust than your average flipped lessons. On Versal you can build online courses that incorporate text documents, images, videos, maps, slideshows, and more. When you build a course in Versal you build […]