Use This Map to Compare the Costs of Living in U.S. Cities

The Cost of Living Map produced with data from The Council for Community and Economic Research… allows you to quickly compare the costs of living in U.S. cities. To use the map simply select two cities from the drop-down menu

8 Options for Playing or Creating Geography Games for Kids and Adults

After last week’s post about Google’s new geography game, Smarty Pins…, I received a couple of requests for geography games that have a little more focus than the random nature of Smarty Pins. Here are some of the more

Maps: Where The Charters Are

Here's a map from Marketplace, which also ran a segment on the state of charter schools featuring quotes from Nina Rees, Dennis Van Roekel, and Jack Schneider. Click the link to get the interactive version.…

I Tweeted a Google Document and a Neat Thing Happened

Yesterday, I gave a short presentation on teaching with technology and primary sources…. During that presentation I demonstrated how I have used Google Documents to support classroom conversations about primary source documents. I wanted to share the document with

Use This Extension To See Your To-do List Every Time You Open a New Tab

Dayboard… is a free Google Chrome extension that opens your daily to-do list every time you open a new tab in Chrome. When you open a new tab for the first time Dayboard will appear and ask you to enter

2 Cool for School

I am a long-time Microsoft PowerPoint user. I have been using it to #WorkWonders since PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows 3.1 came out in 1992! Over the past few years, …

Show Students How Much of the World Lives Through “The Places We Live”

The Places We Live is a powerful collection of images, sounds, and stories of life in four of the world’s poorest slums. The introduction to The Places We Live… starts with a slideshow containing statistics from the UN regarding the

A Handy New Tool for Giving Proper Attribution When Using Flickr Images

A couple of years ago Alan Levine… published a Chrome extension that correctly formatted the attribution of Creative Commons licensed images found on Flickr. Unfortunately, the latest update to Flickr’s user interface broke that extension. Not to be kept down

Two Free Google Apps that Bring Out the Best In an iPad

This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. …

Many of us using technology in the classroom find ourselves caught between two worlds: Apple and Google. Apple’s iPad is a

Designs for Democracy – Explore U.S. History Through Drawings

Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration…. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections