In today’s world, finding new ways to actively engage our students in the classroom is a near necessity. Yet searching for a specific tool can be time consuming. Most teachers create lists of cool things when they read about them, but even for the most organized, it can be tough to find what…
When I first heard about 3D printing, my reaction was: " "You mean it will print a 3D picture on paper?" " It was a mind-boggling concept at first, and little did I know at the time that this " "printer" " would do a lot more than print a multidimensional image on a piece of paper. It…
We hear a lot about student engagement these days. Research has shown that it gets kids involved, helps them learn and remember, and keeps them focused. But creating an educational experience that truly engages all students is not easy to achieve, especially in an age when the classroom…
As the Common Core drives more districts to move toward online testing, educators have an obligation to give students ample opportunity to practice taking digital tests. By now most teachers are familiar with Google Apps. But did you know you can use one of these tools to create online…
Google Classroom is a powerful and effective tool for teachers striving for a paperless classroom. While not a learning management system in the traditional sense, Google Classroom is a blended program that can replace the paper world teachers and students have long lived in.…
This is an updated version of an article published on July, 23, 2014.
There’s a lot of information that teachers need to gather, post and update for their students and parents. While…
If you’ve flipped your classroom or ever made some tutorial videos, you know how simple it is to use screencasting software to quickly share information with numerous people who can view it multiple times across devices and time zones.
But screencasting — which allows you to record a…
It’s easy to get confused when you set out to find apps that will best drive student learning. There are, after all, thousands of educational apps available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, and the number is growing weekly.
Like many educators, we also felt overwhelmed by…
Let’s face it, if your students aren’t using social media yet, they will be soon enough. Kids love social media for the same reasons adults do; it’s fun to connect and share with peers down the street or across the globe.
Sure there are drawbacks to using social media,…