The Month in Review – The Most Popular Posts

It’s the end of May and sure was a month I’ll remember for a while for a few reasons. First, we had snow on the ground as late as Mother’s Day and then we temperatures in the 90s a couple of days ago. Second, as the weather improved it became quite trying to keep my […]

How to Make Whiteboard Videos on Your Chromebook – Updated

About two months ago I published a post featuring three ways to make a whiteboard video on a Chromebook. Since then I’ve created a couple more tutorials on that same topic. Here’s an updated set of tutorials on how to make whiteboard videos with browser-based tools that work on Chromebooks. #1 – Make a Whiteboard […]

Three Webinar Recordings You Can Watch Right Now

In May I hosted or co-hosted a handful of free webinars. The recordings of some them are now available to watch at your leisure. Those webinars are Intro to Teaching History With Technology, A Framework for Using Educational Technology, and Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff. Intro to Teaching History With […]

The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and it’s going to be a great day for bike rides, dog walks, and playing outside with my kids. And I also have the lawn to mow 🙁 But I’ll focus on the fun stuff first because it is the weekend after all. I hope that […]

AudioMass – A Free, Registration-free Audio Editor

AudioMass is a new online audio editing tool that I recently learned about on Product Hunt. AudioMass doesn’t require any registration in order to use it. In fact, there isn’t even an option to register. To get started using AudioMass just head to the site and click “use a sample” to start exploring the audio […]

Return to Sender – Interactive Map of Postcards from WWI

Return to Sender provides an interesting way for students to find and read postcards sent to and from soldiers during World War I. Return to Sender is an interactive map on which students can see where postcards were sent in Europe during World War I. The postcards displayed through the map are part of the […]

How to Create Whiteboard Videos With Zoom

One of the things that I often mention in my webinars and workshops is the idea of getting to know an instructional technology tool well so that you can use it in many ways. A good example of that is found when dive into all of the ways that you can use Zoom. For example, […]

Great Sets of Primary Source Documents for U.S. History Lessons

The Digital Public Library of America is a great place to find all kinds of neat digitized historical artifacts. I recently went down a rabbit hole looking at photographs in the baseball collection and the DPLA’s Boston Sports Temples exhibit. That happened because I was revisiting the DPLA’s Primary Source Sets for teachers and students. […]

How to Create Whiteboard Videos in Seesaw

Seesaw is my go-to tool for making digital portfolios. I like it because it’s a versatile platform that can be used for more than just portfolio creation. You can use it as a blog, use it to share announcements with parents, use it to distribute assignments, and you can use it to create whiteboard videos. […]

Five Screencastify Settings You Should Know How to Use

Screencastify is an excellent tool for creating instructional videos on your Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer. You can use it to create a screencast video to demonstrate how a program works, use it to record yourself narrating over some slides, or use it to simply record a short video with your computer’s built-in webcam. And […]