Smithsonian X 3D – Explore and Print 3D Models of Smithsonian Artifacts

Smithsonian X 3D… offers a neat way for students to learn about artifacts from the Smithsonian museums. The site is the result of a collaboration between Autodesk and the Smithsonian Institution. 20 artifacts are currently featured on Smithsonian X 3D.

Explore Venice in Street View and Learn How Venice Works

Google keeps expanding the amount of imagery we can explore in Street View. The latest expansion includes Venice. In the new Street View imagery of Venice you can virtually walk the sidewalks and cruise down canals. And after virtually touring

Dragon Dictation: App of the Week Lesson Plan #byod

Mini app lesson plans will help your students become more productive. This is an important concept for BYOD or BYOT teachers. You can do this lesson in 5 short minutes. I realized that teachers might like a peek inside how I …

QuickCast – Quickly Create Screencasts

QuickCast… is a free screencasting app available to Mac users. QuickCast allows you to capture all or part of your screen while you talk. The app allows you to record for up to three minutes. Your recordings can be saved

iBooks in Art Education

When Apple first introduced iBooks Author as a tool to create your own iBooks for the iPad (and now viewable on the Mac desktop), I didn’t immediately see a whole lot of use in art education.  I would much rather engage …

Huzzaz – Embed Galleries of Educational Videos Into Your Blog


Huzzaz… is a new site (still in private beta although you can request an invitation) for organizing and sharing collections of educational videos. I tried the site for the first time back in August. At that time I thought that

Shutterbugs Wiggle & Stomp – A Smithsonian Game for Kids


Shutterbugs Wiggle and Stomp… is a new educational game produced by the Smithsonian. The purpose of the game is to help children recognize the movements of animals. In the game children move through a virtual zoo with a zoo keeper.

Try Word Hippo for Definitions, Antonyms, Translations, and More


Word Hippo… is a nice little tool that students can use to find definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and translations for words. The service also provides students with verb conjugation assistance, pronunciation assistance, and assistance with prefixes and suffixes. In total Word

TV: "New Girl" Jess Confronts The Cool Mean Teachers

So it's New Girl time again, and this year Jess is dealing with not only a new relationship but also a group of "cool" mean teachers at her school (pictured below):


What's she going to do — endure their steely …

27 Topographic Maps Lessons


The USGS offers free topographic maps for most of the United States. The maps can be downloaded as PDFs through the USGS store. The maps can be used in the 27 suggested topographic maps lessons… found in the USGS education