The Month in Review – February’s Most Popular Posts

Good evening from Maine where while the month of February is coming to a close I am getting ready for my favorite March event, the NCTIES conference. As I do at the end of every month, I have compiled a list of the most popular posts of the month. The list is based on the […]

Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes

Food speech recognition software can be very pricey, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for some free speech to text options for your students consider trying the following three options. Mic Note is a free Chrome and Android app that allows you to create voice recordings, text notes, and image-based notes on […]

Two Last Minute Lessons on Leap Year

Today is February 29th. My friend Rod’s son is turning sixteen or four depending upon how you look at it. Why? Because there won’t be another February 29 for four years. If you have students wondering why February 29th occurs only once every four years, share the following short videos. The first video addresses the […]

200+ Practical Ed Tech Tutorial Videos

Over the last fourteen months I’ve steadily created screencast videos for my Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist. That playlist now contains more than 200 tutorial videos. In the playlist you will find videos about tools for flipping your classroom, videos on managing workflow, social media tips, search strategies, and media production. The playlist also contains videos about […]

The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts of the Week

Good evening from the Free Technology for Teachers World Headquarters in Woodstock, Maine. This week Max and I had two visitors to my office. My friend Sam’s dog named Humbird has stayed with us all week. Yesterday and today we’ve also hosted my friend Jess’ puppy named Fionn. Max has been a good dog host […]

How to Create Interactive Writing Assignments to Share Through Google Classroom

Wizer is a neat tool for creating a variety of interactive assignments including writing assignments, multiple choice quizzes, and labeling assignments. You can distribute your Wizer activities to your students through Google Classroom or through the use of a link and pin system. In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to […]

Open eBooks – Thousands of Free eBooks for Students and Teachers

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo this morning learned about a new program that will provide Title I schools with access to thousands of free ebooks. Open eBooks is a program organized by the White House’s ConnectED initiative. Through the program Title 1 schools as well as libraries, preschools, and community programs serving populations that have 70% […]