Why Do Rivers Curve? – A Video and a Game

Why Do Rivers Curve?… is a short video produced by Minute Earth. The video explains and demonstrates the role of erosion in forming the bends in a river until an oxbow lake is formed. The video concludes with a challenge

Creating and Composing in a Digital Writing Workshop

Note: This post, co-authored by Troy Hicks and Kristin Ziemke, has been prepared in response to Nancie Atwell’s blog post about the role of technology in her classroom.


In her recent blog post Nancie Atwell opens up about the …

Newsela – Current Events Articles Sorted by Grade and Reading Skill

Newsela… is a service that aims to help teachers find current events articles that are appropriate for their students’ age and reading abilities. On Newsela you can find articles by selecting a topic, grade level, and reading standard from a

The Pros and Cons of Five Popular Infographic Creation Tools

Last year Randy Krum, the author of Cool Infographics, was kind enough to share some advice for teachers who are thinking about having students design infographics. That advice was followed by my list of seven important take-aways from his …

Math Chat – Solve Problems Together in Real Time

This is a guest post from Sabba Quidwai (@AskMsQ) of EdTechTeacher – an advertiser on this site.

Recently, I attended the EdSurge Summit… in Los Angeles where I had the chance to take a first hand look at

The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining and the air is cold. I had to use an ice scraper to clear my car’s windshield on Friday morning. This is my favorite time of the year to be outside.

Timelapse of Autumn – A Video Project Idea

A few times this week while walking my dogs I have noticed more and more leaves starting to change colors on some of the trees. As I thought about that this morning I had an idea for a timelapse video

Free Webinar Next Monday – Comics In the Classroom

Next Monday night at 7pm Eastern Time I will be hosting a free webinar on using comics in the classroom. The webinar is sponsored by Storyboard That…. StoryBoardThat provides a good way to create comics without having to draw.

How to Customize Your Characters in Storyboard That Comics

Disclosure: Storyboard That is a long-term advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.

A couple of weeks ago I shared the news that Storyboard That… now offers fully posable characters. You can use these characters to customize the positioning of

Creative Fire – A Next Vista for Learning Video Contest

Next Vista for Learning… is a video sharing site unlike any other. Videos hosted on Next Vista are created by teachers and students for the purpose of sharing good news and good lessons with other teachers and students. Throughout the