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How Your Students can Know WHAT’S DUE, 2015 Style

April 16, 2015

Free App Makes it a Snap to Keep Students, Parents, up to Date on … What’s Due! This is a great free app, although be forewarned that your colleagues might get a little frustrated when your students start asking them, “Why don’t you use the WhatsDueApp too?”! The process for the teacher is a snap […]

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OER in 2015 – The Future has Never Looked Brighter

April 14, 2015

Awareness has Been Slow to Evolve, but OER Appears to be Well Positioned for Growth Thanks to Numerous Encouraging Developments. Have you heard of OER … Open Educational Resources? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably have, but it seems that many educators have not. Open Education Resources are FREE, that’s […]

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Twiddla – Online Collaborative White Board That’s Quick and Easy to Use

March 29, 2015

Did you Know you can Collaboratively Use an Online Whiteboard, and Even Markup Web Pages and Docs, for Free (and Fast)?! Seriously – enter Twiddla.com in a web browser, click on the green Go button … … and you’ll land on a White Board page that you can invite people to with ease, and you […]

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Awesome Free Science & Geography Virtual Field Trip – From the Rainforest to the Desert! April 8th

March 26, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Offers Another Online Field Trip Through Their Nature Works Everywhere Program Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe with their students. In addition to free offerings that are always available online like, interactive games and lesson plans that align to Next Generation […]

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How Imperial College Gets Value from Using Mentimeter

March 10, 2015

Why Should I use an Audience Response System in my Classroom?     Audience response systems like Mentimeter are a great way to engage your students to achieve better results through more efficient learning. By using Mentimeter as a tool to make your teaching more interactive, both you and your students will benefit. Audience response […]

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Very Cool! Free Embeddable Interactives for Teaching and Learning

March 9, 2015

Fun Interactive Tools for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies that you can Embed in any Web Page! Okay, so if a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is an animated interactive teaching and learning tool worth? A million, a trillion, a googol (yup, real world – 10 to the 100th […]

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Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

March 3, 2015

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core or other national standards in the classroom? Does bookmarking and linking to different sites and material become tedious and inconvenient? Do you ever find yourself wishing all teaching materials could be […]

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Announcing the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge!

March 1, 2015

Okay, so you’ve been wanting to try out more of the awesome free web apps you know are out there, but you just haven’t got around to it. Well, here’s your chance to get started an easy, fun way! Over the next three months, each Monday we’ll send an email to signed up participants, with information […]

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10 Resources for Lessons on Abraham Lincoln

February 11, 2015

With Honest Abe’s Birthday Upon us, are you Taking Time to Teach About his Legacy? I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Abe Lincoln. His story and deeds have affected me deeply since I was a child. In hopes that teachers across the U.S. and the world at large might grasp the […]

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Take a Live Virtual Field Trip to Africa With Your Students on Thursday Feb 5!

January 27, 2015

The Nature Conservancy and PBS LearningMedia Team to Offer This Fun Live Experience for Grades 3 to 8 How would you like your students to experience the wilds of Africa through a live video cast? This event will be broadcast over YouTube and Google Hangouts, and will introduce students to the continent of Africa and […]

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