Free Technology for Teachers
  • Geometry at Mount Rushmore - A Math Lesson Today 4:56 pm
    CyArk is an organization building an online library of 3D models of the world's cultural heritage sites. Mount Rushmore is one of the places that CyArk features in their galleries of 3D models. You can find the entire collection of places&nbs...
  • Math, Social Studies, and Diagrams - The Week in Review Today 3:27 am
    Good morning from Maine where a cold bug has hit our house. I tried to fight it, but this morning I have to admit that I've caught it too. This might put me a little behind on my plan to have Practical Ed Tech completely remodeled by kick-off off ...
  • Create Animations With ABCya Animate Yesterday
    ABCya Animate is a fun tool from ABCya that enables students to create animated GIFs containing up to 100 frames. On ABCya Animate students build their animation creations by drawing, typing, and inserting images. Students can change the back...
  • My Unprofessional Videos Yesterday
    If you follow my YouTube channel or even if you just watch the videos that I put into blog posts here, you'll notice a significant lack of editing. In the last couple of weeks I've had a few people ask me why I don't make my videos look more profe...
  • How to Make an Interactive Diagram in PowerPoint Yesterday
    A couple of days ago I published a video that demonstrated how to create an interactive diagram in Google Slides. This morning I received an email from a reader who wanted to know if the same thing can be done in PowerPoint. Yes, you can use Power...

Teacher Reboot Camp
  • Pass That Test! 18 Test Taking Resources and Strategies! by Shelly Terrell Yesterday
    “… these tests are unable to measure all of what it is that makes you the valued person who you are.” – Principal Len Christie In Chapter 17: Re-evaluate Value of the The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, I discuss the high...
  • Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow! by Shelly Terrell Jan 9, 2018
    “Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology.  Google also mak...
  • 8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews by Shelly Terrell Jan 4, 2018
    “There’s only one interview technique that matters… Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups.” – Jim Lehrer Our learners are inundated with news and information on a dail...
  • Two Words to Inspire My Students This Year: Try and Stun! by Shelly Terrell Jan 2, 2018
    I teach college freshmen and soon will meet a new batch of learners. Students who take my class are preparing themselves for their official Freshman English class. This means my students didn’t receive strong scores on their reading and writ...
  • Happy New Year! Thank you PLN for An Awesome 2017! by Shelly Terrell Dec 31, 2017
    I began the Teacher Reboot Camp blog in 2009. It amazes me so many of you are still here as I continue to grow as an educator and learner. When I first started blogging, I didn’t realize I would have 8 years of ideas, resources, and knowledg...

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
  • My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Handling Conflicts Between Students by Larry Ferlazzo Today 2:45 pm
    Managing Student Conflicts Before Things Spiral Out of Control is the topic of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined in the discussion by Jessica Torres, Kevin Parr, and Danny Woo, who have all also contributed written commentar...
  • Video: “Take Me Home” Is A Good Video For ELLs & Everybody Else by Larry Ferlazzo Today 11:22 am
    Thanks to Michelle Henry, I learned about this short video that English Language Learners can watch and then write/talk about what happened. You might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part &he...
  • “Draw.Chat” Looks Like A Nice New Collaborative Tool by Larry Ferlazzo Today 9:57 am
    Draw.chat looks like a nice new collaborative drawing too. And it’s free. Here’s how they describe it: Draw.Chat is anonymous, online drawing board. You can create your paint chat in one click – without any registration. Every wh...
  • “The Best Teaching Moment was When ‘I let go'” by Larry Ferlazzo Today 9:14 am
    The Best Teaching Moment was When ‘I let go’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Jen Schwanke, Anne Jenks, Amy Sandvold, and Sarah Thomas share their top moments in teaching (I also share mine). … ...
  • Well-Regarded News Literacy Site Lets You Create Virtual Classroom For Free Now by Larry Ferlazzo Today 7:19 am
    I first posted about Checkology over a year ago (see “Checkology” Looks Like A Good Classroom Tool To Promote News Literacy). As I wrote then, teachers could get all the materials and videos to use for free, and they could … Con...

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom
  • 3 Ways Leaders Can Support Ongoing Professional Development by Steven Anderson Jan 5, 2018
    When I was leading an Instructional Technology program, one of the hurdles my team had to overcome was the lack of involvement from our leadership on the professional development we were delivering. In the feedback we would get from teachers we wo...
  • Give Yourself The Gift Of Learning This Year by Steven Anderson Dec 6, 2017
    Unless you just haven’t noticed, trees, lights and ornaments are going up on businesses and homes all over the place. Commercials on television highlight sweaters, coffee and fireplaces. It’s hard to ignore we are in the holiday season...
  • Stop Blaming Social Media by Steven Anderson Nov 15, 2017
    Recently most of the world has become familiar with the term “fake news.” These alternative facts are pervasive and infect all facets of our lives. From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape...
  • Protecting Your Technology Investment With @Rug_Ed by Steven Anderson Nov 5, 2017
    My daughters, Reaghan (8) and Chesney (4) are like your average kids. They love to play and pretend and have all sorts of fun, especially when it comes to technology. And just like your average kids they are hard on the technology they use. Reagha...
  • Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom by Steven Anderson Oct 28, 2017
    Written with Shaelynn Farnsworth, post is sponsored by ThinkCERCA, an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines.There has been no greater impact on differentiation and student achievement i...



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