Learning during these unprecedented times should focus more on process.
Buncee is a multimedia creation tool that offers something for everyone!
Flocabulary is a student-centered, teacher-friendly tool that you must have for this next school year! Your students will LOVE it and you will too!
Not all students best express their knowledge of a concept through writing or best learn a concept through strictly reading about it. Some students like to demonstrate their learning through pictures, some through demonstration, and others still through writing. All students are more engaged if you tie the learning to a real world problem, something that applies directly to them.
Guest blog post by JJ Janikis Even through times of disruption, the right resource can keep learning going. Over the past 10 weeks, Newsela quickly adapted to provide new resources for teachers to maintain student learning connections. Newsela partners with the best content providers, such as National Geographic and The Associated Press to provide authentic, accessible and standards aligned instructional… Read More »Newsela for Distance Learning
Remove Background Images with Trace I must confess I LOVE Sticker Mule. They don’t just have the best sticker website, they have the best website. If you want to see what really good website design looks like, check out Sticker Mule. So when they emailed me to say they have a new product to remove background images I thought… this… Read More »Trace by @stickermule
Use a Free Genially Account to Create Interactive Graphics Genially offers free education accounts that allow you and your students to create interesting interactive graphics. Use Genially to provide more instruction on a screenshot or to give information about elements of your curriculum. Start by logging into Genially with your G Suite Google account (or other way you prefer.) Templates… Read More »FREE! Genially: Create Interactive Graphics
Using Remove.bg Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Remove.bg is an online tool used to remove the background of a picture in seconds. The background is replaced by transparency, which allows you to insert the image into a new background. Being a skeptic, I took several pictures and uploaded them to remove.bg and was completely amazed at the quality and efficiency of… Read More »Remove Background Image by @marciamentor
Save with Educator Pricing on TechSmith One thing I use every day and can not live without is Snagit. Snagit allows you to take screenshots, annotate the screenshots, screen record video, and wicked easy create animated GIF’s. The screenshots in my books and on my blog are from Snagit. 10% Off Disclaimer, I receive a commission on anyone using the… Read More »Snagit: Screen Capture and GIF Maker
Teaching Students to Use Social Media A Guest Post by Jennifer Casa-Todd We have a challenge. Student use of social media outside of school is increasing, and yet, because of age restrictions, we are limited in our ability to mentor students under the age of thirteen. So, we have two options. We can just not include social media in our… Read More »Get Your Kids Tweeting: #OnEdSschat by @JCasaTodd
April 2020: Unfortunately it appears this site is no longer available. Nothing lasts forever, especially free tools. Try Google Chrome Canvas. Try Jamboard by Google. Try whiteboard.fi. Web A Skeb Online Drawing App Posted by Erin Whalen Etch A Sketch was a favorite toy beginning in the 1960s. Now there is an online version of the famous toy. https://web-a-skeb.firebaseapp.com/ Three… Read More »Etch A Sketch Goes Online!
Make Your Own Stickers A Guest Post by Sonya Schkabla With only a few minutes and some sticker labels, you can create stickers to share with your students featuring your own Bitmoji. Order Labels The first step is to get your labels. I used Avery 22805 sticker paper labels. They are 1.5 inch squares and come 24 to a sheet.… Read More »Bitmoji Stickers for the Win!
Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, and vision are necessary for… Read More »Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein
Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. The goal of this post is to give an overview of what Pear Deck offers and how to get started with the Pear… Read More »Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck
Top 5 Exceptional Extensions Guest blog post by Lynn Gershman Our students come to us with all their personality, talents, behaviors, and exceptionalities. Getting to know students is the easily the best part of being an educator. In her seminal work. An Ethic of Caring (1998), Nel Noddings tell us, “We need to give up the notion of a single… Read More »Top 5 Exceptional Extensions by @lynngershman