Teaching History With Technology Begins Today

Now that summer is here in the northern hemisphere many of us have time for the things that we couldn’t do during the school year. That’s why summer can be a good time to take an online course. I’m offering a handful of online courses over the summer. One of those courses is Teaching History […]

Classtools Offers a Handy Source Analysis Tool for Students

Classtools.net offers dozens of neat tools for students and teachers. Over the years I have featured many of those tools in blog posts and videos. One Classtools tool that I haven’t previously featured is the Source Analyser. The Classtools Source Analyser provides students with a simple template that can help them analyze the resources that […]

Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp Registration Discounts

Every summer for the last five summers teachers from all over the world have come to Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps. The registration fee for this year’s workshops is the same as the previous two summers. But that price is only available for one more day. The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp […]

Teaching With Trading Cards

Big Huge Labs and Read Write Think offers trading card templates that can be used by students is to create a set of trading cards about characters in a novel, to create a set of cards about people of historical significance, or to create cards about places that they’re studying in their geography lessons. In […]

History Project Vignettes

The History Project is a service that I like to describe as StoryCorps With Timelines. When the service launched last summer it was designed to help people record and share personal stories in a timeline format. Each event on a timeline can include multiple pictures, text, and audio that you either record in the service […]

Screencastify and Nimbus Screenshot Compared

I recently received an email from a reader seeking a comparison of Screencastify and Nimbus Screenshot. Back in March I published a comparison of both tools along with Capture Cast. Here’s a short recap of that comparison. My preference is for Nimbus Screenshot because its free plan offers more of what I need than Screencastify’s […]

Bitly vs. Goo.gl

I recently received an email from a long-time reader who wanted to know my opinion of using Bitly compared to Goo.gl for shortening and sharing URLs. I have a slight preference for Bitly, but I don’t think that you can go wrong by using either tool to shorten and share URLs. Here’s my quick comparison […]

The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

I had to take some time away from the blog this week so the second part of the week featured posts from the archives. New posts will resume on Monday. Here are the most popular posts of the week: 1. The Things I Wish Every Teacher Knew About Technology… 2. 10 Ideas for Using Comics […]

Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend

Good morning from Maine where I’m mourning the loss of my big buddy Max. Max was a wonderful dog who I adopted from Harvest Hills Animal Shelter five years ago when he was two or three years old. We had many wonderful years together and I was looking forward to many more, but it was […]

27 Ideas for Teaching With & About Topographic Maps – From the Archive

Due to an injury and some pressing personal matters requiring my attention, posts for the rest of the week will be favorites from the archive. The USGS offers free topographic maps for most of the United States. The maps can be downloaded as PDFs through the USGS store. The maps can be used in the […]