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Ten Tools for Teaching With YouTube Videos

If you can get past the distraction of cute animal videos, video game highlights, and other nonsense, you can find excellent educational videos on YouTube. But even then it's not enough to just share the video with your students either in your classroom or online. When sharing videos with students in an online format, add some questions for them to answer or ideas for them to consider as they watch. Here are five tools that are good for doing that. After a few years EDpuzzle remains at the…

Since Sunday evening when I published the Practical Ed Tech Handbook I have had a couple of people ask how I added the page numbe. Page Number, Middle School Teachers, Google Docs, School Hacks, Google Classroom, Future Classroom, Educational Technology, Numbers, Ads
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How to Quickly Add Page Numbers to Long Google Documents

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Five Good Alternatives to YouTube for Finding Educational Videos Lesson Planner, Video Site, Educational Videos, Google Classroom, Remote, Alternative, Teacher, Student, Technology
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Five Good Alternatives to YouTube for Finding Educational Videos

YouTube is the place that most of us turn to first when we need an educational video clip. Even if you use the search refinement tools in YouTube, it can be a challenge to find a clip that is appro…

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11 Tools for Teaching With Videos – A PDF Handout

There are times when a good video or video clip can be just the thing that a student needs to see how all of the pieces of a topic come together. And sometimes just seeing a demonstration or hearin…

Create Augmented Reality Breakout Games - Perfect for Geography Lessons

Create Augmented Reality Breakout Games – Perfect for Geography Lessons

This week is Geography Awareness Week. A great way for students to hone their knowledge of geography is by creating and playing augmented reality geography games. Students can play AR geography gam…

5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos (Free Technology for Teachers) Technology Integration, Art And Technology, How To Make Animations, Book Projects, Home Schooling, Free Blog, New Tricks, 5 Ways, Alter

5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos

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Looking to add some online homeschool science resources to your day? Here are 18 free website for some frugal homeschool science fun! How To Read More, Learn To Read, Kids Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Books, Bedtime Reading, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Learning
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Three Ways to Create Online Reading Logs and Progress Trackers

Google Forms and Microsoft Forms and their corresponding Google Sheets and Excel sheets are excellent tools for collecting data then looking at in a variety of ways. Making then grading quizzes is …

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Printable Story Cubes on Storyboard That

Create Printable Story Cubes on Storyboard That

Storyboard That started out as simple tool that anyone could use to create good-looking storyboards for a variety of purposes including explaining historical events, plot lines, and even business plans. Over the years Storyboard That has evolved to provide more than 40,000 pieces of artwork and dozens of templates for making everything from simple comics to timelines to complex flowcharts. The update to Storyboard That features a new templates and artwork for making worksheets and story…

The new school year is here for almost all of us. At this time every year for the last three years I have published my free Practical Ed Tech Handbook. The New School, New School Year, My Teacher, Classroom, Technology, Teaching, Education, Tips, Free
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The 2018-19 Practical Ed Tech Handbook

The new school year is here for almost all of us. At this time every year for the last three years I have published my free Practical Ed Tech Handbook. I’ve just finished the fourth edition o…

Three Tools to Help Students Understand Classroom Noise (Free Technology for Teachers) Noise Meter, Behaviour Management, Classroom Management, Adhd And Autism, Sign Writing, Aspergers, Free Blog, Bat Signal, Superhero Logos
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Three Tools to Help Students Understand Classroom Noise

I like the sound of a classroom full of kids talking and working together on projects. But there are times when students need to be aware of the volume of their voices during those times that they're working together. And there times when you do need your students to be quiet for activities like silent reading or journal writing. You could play the role of judge and jury when it comes to classroom noise or you can get some help in the form of a simple noise meter that you display on a screen…

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Ten Time-savers for Teachers

A huge component of taking care of yourself is simply making time for taking care of yourself. But between job responsibilities, family responsibilities, and other obligations we have in our lives …

Interested in some Online Music Courses you can take to become a music teacher? Check 7 Online Music Courses to take if you want to become a music teacher! Best Record Player, Record Players, Free Sound Effects, Sound Free, Music Courses, Elearning Industry, Real Estate Video, Find Music, Free Lesson Plans
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Three Good Places to Find Music and Sounds for Multimedia Projects

Two weeks ago my tip of the week prompted a bunch of questions from readers regarding where to find and how to use music in multimedia projects. Much like with videos watched on YouTube or streamed…

Earlier this year the popular Book Creator iPad app became available as an Android app. This week the developers released a new version of the Book Creator Android app that allows users to create a. Book Creator, The Creator, Used Books, My Books, Ipad Apps, Ipad 4, Great Apps, Digital Storytelling, Mobile Learning
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5 Ideas for Making Multimedia eBooks With Students

For many years Book Creator was my go-to recommendation for teachers who wanted to have their students create multimedia ebooks on iPads. So when the folks at Book Creator launched an online version to use Google Chrome I quickly added it to my list of recommended web tools too. Book Creator can be used by students to create multimedia ebooks that include video, images, audio, text, and free-hand drawings. You can watch an overview of Book Creator here. After getting familiar with Book…

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YouHue – An App to Help Students Reflect, Learn, and Grow

This week’s Ed Tech Fitness challenge was about mindful breathing. To stay with that theme let’s take a look at a service that is designed to help you understand your students’ em…

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5 Signs It’s Time for a Break from Social Media

This week’s Ed Tech Fitness challenge was to try going on a social media diet. In other words, cut back or cut out the time you spend on the social media site(s) that sucks time out of your d…

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5 Ways to Create Shortened URLs Now that Goo.gl is Gone

At about this time last year Google announced that their URL shortening service, Goo.gl, would be shuttered within a year. That time has come and as of yesterday, Goo.gl is dead. Goo.gl was never m…