Free Technology for Teachers
  • Storyline JS - Turn Your Spreadsheets Into Stories Yesterday
    In yesterday's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week I featured the storytelling tools produced by Knight Lab at Northwestern University. One of those tools is called Storyline JS. Storyline JS lets you create an interactive, annotated line chart. The...
  • Record and Share Observations of Nature on iNaturalist Yesterday
    iNaturalist is a community website for sharing pictures and observations of plants and animals. To enable easy sharing of observations, iNaturalist offers a free Android app and a free iOS app. Using the apps you can take a pic...
  • Dig Into Mining - Virtual Field Labs and Field Trips About Copper Mining Yesterday
    Dig Into Mining is a free resource from Discovery Education and Freeport-McMoran (the world's largest copper mining company). The purpose of Dig Into Mining is to help students understand how copper is mined and processed for use in products like ...
  • PhET PowerPoint Add-in - Add Science & Math Simulations to Slides Yesterday
    PhET is a free resource that has been popular with science and math teachers for many years. PhET provides free interactive math and science simulations covering topics in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics. In the PhET li...
  • 5 PowerPoint Features Often Overlooked by Students and Teachers Yesterday
    About ten years ago I started to notice a lot of alternatives to PowerPoint popping-up on the web. Some of those presentation tools like Google Slides and Prezi are still going strong while others have faded away. Through it all, PowerPoint kept c...

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  • Let’s Hang! Collaborative Learning with Hangouts! by Shelly Terrell Apr 9, 2018
    “Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.”- Amit Garg With Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (known as YouTube Live) you and your  students ...
  • 34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells! by Shelly Terrell Mar 21, 2018
    Students can get restless about this time of year. Summer vacation is near and so is April Fool’s Day and Easter. Many students also are testing or gearing up for graduation and this can be a stressful time for both teachers and students. Hu...
  • It Takes More Than Passion! Our Young Girls Need Resilience to Thrive! by Shelly Terrell Mar 17, 2018
    “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”- William Shakespeare Savvy, my baby girl, is an incredibly curious, brave, and happy child. She sees the world as an adventure and believes she can do anything. I believe in her power to b...
  • Classroom Management and Parent Engagement: 8 #EduGoalsMOOC Resources by Shelly Terrell Mar 10, 2018
    Today, the Goal-Minded Teacher (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topics, Classroom Management and Parent Engagement. We invited two incredible leaders in education to be our guest experts for the chat, ...
  • Raising Resilient and Fierce Women by Shelly Terrell Mar 8, 2018
    “And though she be but little, she is fierce.”- William Shakespeare I am a new mommy of an incredibly curious, brave, and happy 14 month year-old daughter. I wish I could continue to keep her experiencing the world this way. However, I...

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  • Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK by Steven Anderson Apr 11, 2018
    Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology. In addition to developing a guide for how teachers can plan better using technology and what leaders can look for wh...
  • Engagement Doesn't Often Mean Effectiveness by Steven Anderson Mar 19, 2018
    A few weeks ago I asked a group of teachers to describe a lesson where technology was used effectively to impact learning. After some thinking, one of the teachers described a lesson where students were using Google Maps to take a tour of differen...
  • New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher by Steven Anderson Feb 19, 2018
    Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning?Do you wonder how your pedagogy must change to respond to the technology choices you and your students make?Do you wonder what tools are out there other than what you’ve h...
  • 4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom by Steven Anderson Feb 5, 2018
    Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn FarnsworthIn all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. From the use of 1:1 technology to...
  • Work With Me! Enhancing Leadership For Administrators and Teachers by Steven Anderson Jan 28, 2018
    Last week I had the honor to work with educational leaders and teachers from Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. Our goal was to examine the role of technology leadership in and out of the classroom and to better understand how technology can...



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