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2 COOL 4 SCHOOL:CREATIVELY USING POWERPOINT TO #WorkWonders FOR ANIMATION
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 EdTechTeacher.org, 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

Scrawlar – Share Drawings and Documents Without Using Email

Scrawlar is a free whiteboard and document sharing service that I recently tried after reading about it on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog…. Through Scrawlar teachers can create online spaces in which they and their students can share drawings and documents.

The Strength of Simple Videos

Over the last month I’ve facilitated a handful of workshops on the topic of video creation in the classroom. One of the points that I always try to stress in those workshops is that the focus of most student video

Maps: NEA & State Political Spending 5X Higher Than StudentsFirst

"StudentsFirst is a rising power in state political spending, but it didn’t come close to matching the National Education Association’s influence in 2012," notes Center for Public Integrity.  "That year, the National Education Association and its local and state affiliates …

8 Great Classroom Ideas To Level Up Learning

To help your classroom be engaging and fun, you have to be a lead learner. Here’s an assortment of classroom ideas that will get you trying something new. Set a goal to try something new THIS WEEK. Try something new …

Mapping the Words of Mark Twain

In yesterday’s post about the Morgan Library I featured their collection of Mark Twain artifacts. This morning I found a neat map of Mark Twain’s words. Mapping the World of Mark Twain… is a map containing nearly 20,000 placemarks geo-located