Free Technology for Teachers
  • XtraMath Now With Google Sign-on and Support for Another Language Yesterday
    XtraMath is a free service designed to help you help your students master the building blocks of solving mathematics problems. I've reviewed the service before and every time I do someone replies with a positive note about the service. One of the ...
  • WebRoom - Free Online Conferencing With Virtual Whiteboard Yesterday
    WebRoom is a free service for hosting online meetings. WebRoom doesn't require you to download any software and you don't need to register in order to use it. To launch a meeting on WebRoom you simply enter your name and email address. Your meetin...
  • Stitcht - Make Videos With Friends Yesterday
    Stitcht is a free iOS app that lets you create a video from a combination of video clips captured by your friends. To make a video on Stitcht you simply start a project then invite others to add their video clips to the project. Stitcht will then ...
  • Beyond Words - A Library of Congress Lab Experiment Wednesday
    The Library of Congress Labs is a website that hosts online experiments based on collections of digital artifacts housed by the Library of Congress. One of the experiments that should be of interest to US History teachers is the Beyond Words proje...
  • Create Interactive Diagrams on Quizlet Wednesday
    Earlier this month Quizlet, a popular flashcard service, added a new interactive diagram feature. This new feature can be used by students and teachers to create review activities that are based upon pictures and charts. Clicking on a point on an ...

Teacher Reboot Camp
  • Digital Footprints Leave Lasting Trails by Shelly Terrell Yesterday
    Students don’t realize their digital footprints leave a lasting trail. Many believe what they post on ephemeral apps, like Snapchat, disappears or is kept secret. Some of their posts will disappear. However, our digital learners need to real...
  • Every Student Should Be Given the Opportunity to Teach Others by Shelly Terrell Wednesday
    One of the best ways we learn is by teaching others. By playing the role of the teacher, students demonstrate understanding and learn about instructional design, delivery, and presentation. They begin to reflect on the learning process, because th...
  • Tap into the Power of the Crowd by Shelly Terrell Tuesday
    Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into the power of the crowd is known as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Our d...
  • Developing Global Citizens Who Champion Change by Shelly Terrell Sep 18, 2017
    “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa More than ever we need our learners to be global citizens who help make the world a better place. This is why one of the le...
  • What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions by Shelly Terrell Sep 17, 2017
    Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to...

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
  • Study: Ninth-Grade ‘Grades’ Predict Graduation & College Attendance by Larry Ferlazzo Yesterday
    The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, whose research I always respect, has just published The Predictive Power of Ninth-Grade GPA. It reinforces previous studies which emphasize the importance of ninth-grade, which our school an...
  • Another Study Finds That Learning By Doing Works…. by Larry Ferlazzo Yesterday
    Yes, the infamous “Cone of Experience” (“We learn 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we say or write…..[and] 90% of what … Continue reading →
  • Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week by Larry Ferlazzo Yesterday
    Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice ...
  • “Apps 4 EFL” Looks Like An Excellent Site For English Language Learners & Their Teachers by Larry Ferlazzo Yesterday
      Thanks to Nik Peachey, I just learned about an excellent free site called Apps 4 EFL. The site has a huge variety of ready-to-use interactives and games for English Language Learners. In addition, teachers can use the site’s tools &he...
  • Nice Climate Change “Explainer” From The NY Times by Larry Ferlazzo Yesterday
    A couple of years ago, The NY Times published an excellent climate change “explainer” – a list of questions about it with short and simple answers. They’ve just put a band-new, updated and more attractive interactive versio...

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom
  • Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications by Steven Anderson Sep 11, 2017
    As a teacher, I always looked forward to the first day of school. Getting my room put together, planning new lessons and meeting new faces was something I couldn't wait to do.As a parent, I dread the first day of school. And this year was no diffe...
  • 5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone by Steven Anderson Aug 27, 2017
    Reaghan is my oldest daughter and about to start third grade. At 2 years of age I noticed she wasn’t talking much and when she did talk you couldn’t really understand what she was trying to say. After talking to her pediatrician it was...
  • Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year by Steven Anderson Aug 18, 2017
    For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through Twitter cha...
  • Summer 2017 Learning Series: Create Solid School:Home Relationships This Year by Steven Anderson Jul 31, 2017
    For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through Twitter cha...
  • Summer 2017 Learning Series-Embracing Formative Assessment by Steven Anderson Jul 21, 2017
    For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through Twitter chats an...



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