Tackk for Simple Dynamic Pages

Tackk Creates Dynamic Web Pages On The Fly

Educational Technology is moving to the point where students are expected to be able to create more than “just” a paper, but rather a multi-media experience that can be explored ...

ViewPure YouTube distraction free

Watch YouTube in Class Without Worry Using ViewPure

For many educators these days, YouTube is an integral tool in their teaching toolbox. But every teacher I know also deals with “hover-finger”; the concern that something inappropriate might show up in front of the class – and they’ll have to click away in an instant . How many of us have clicked away from […]

The Apple Watch – Cupertino’s Non-Starter in Education

Note: This article was originally posted in Edutopia Discussions, which can be found here.   On Tuesday Apple finally debuted the long-rumored Apple Watch to a crowd of enthusiastic journalists who gave it a standing ovation and in turn got a free performance from U2. The live demo of the Apple Watch was impressive, showing […]


Get your students reading the news with Newsela

Reading the News at their Comprehension Level Any teacher is familiar with the blank stares you get when trying to start up a discussion about current events. At times we feel like we might as well be trying to promote the virtues of wood whittling (a noble hobby, by the way). If getting your students […]

Biscuit: A Quick Way to Learn Words

Every year Evernote holds a contest called Devcup encouraging Developers to build apps which extend the functionality of Evernote. I’m not sure how, but until recently Biscuit slipped past my radar even though they were one of the finalists last year. Biscuit is a brilliant app that uses your iPhone or Android in a way […]

Create Dynamic Maps, Timelines, and Infographics with ThingLink

Every day we read in the news how our attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter, and teachers are starting to get concerned that the old stand-bys of visual stimulation are no longer going to hold our students’ attention. Luckily, the technology that seems to be sucking away the eyes of our students […]

5 Chrome Extensions for Busy Teachers

We all have a tendency to get used to the way we do things only to realize much later that there are excellent tools at our disposal to make our lives much easier and productive. Imagine having a microwave right on your kitchen counter, but you’ve never used it before, so you don’t know what […]

Build a Writing Portfolio with Medium

Teachers have no shortage of writing ideas for their classes and are always on the hunt to make things more clear for their students. Many, however, continue to have documents written with MS Word, printed out, and handed in to the teacher. These days, we need to carefully consider whether that is the best way […]

Creative Storytelling with Rory's Story Cubes

Creative Storytelling w/ Rory’s Story Cubes

Storytelling is a lost art-form, especially in schools these days where many faculties leave out the A (Art) in STEAM for STEM. While policymakers don’t seem to get it, teachers know that the best path to students’ learning is through emotional motivation; and the best way to appeal to emotions is to tell stories that […]

Crossword Puzzle Maker

Make Your Own Crossword Puzzle

Since the good ol’ days of graph paper (and probably well before that) teachers have gone to meticulous lengths to create crossword puzzles for their students. Crosswords can be great to review vocabulary or reinforce themes in readings. A quick search of “crossword puzzle maker” or “how to make your own crossword” has traditionally left […]

Create Simple Charts with Viz


It used to be that creating charts and graphs on computers took a lot of work or a learning curve or a fairly expensive program. I’m glad that there are more and more “single purpose” apps out there that do just one thing beautifully and simply. Enter Viz from the fine folks at Minisimpli. Viz […]

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