Liberating the Genius of 6,000 Students in a Single Day, at Hutto ISD

Just six months ago, we conducted our first Choose2Matter event, with a class of 350 sophomores at Dowingtown STEM Academy. The results were brilliant.

In September, we conducted another event with 200 8th graders at Bettendorf Middle School, and those …

The joy of teaching: you never run out of kids

I procrastinated turning in my daughter’s senior tribute ad for the annual. I think that I somehow felt like that if I didn’t turn in the ad that somehow my daughter really wasn’t graduating. That it really wasn’t happening. She …

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools

In the right setting… the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment

WWF Wildfinder – See the Ranges of 26,000+ Animals

One of my favorite free iPad apps of 2013 is the World Wildlife Fund’s Together app…. That app features interactive stories about endangered species around the world. The stories show you where the animals live and the threats facing

How to Create Simple Comic Strips With Storyboard That

Storyboard That… is a service that you and your students can use to create simple comic strips. I’ve reviewed it in the past and today I would like to share a demonstration of how to use it. The video below

18 Epic Productivity Apps

Apps should make you more productive. Not make you feel guilty. Not distract you. They should help you do more than you would have done if you didn’t have it. I’ve picked my most epic productivity apps and given you …

Seven Essentials of Good Infographic Design

Last week I posted a review of Randy Krum’s Cool Infographics then followed-up by posting Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics. Consider this a second follow-up to my Cool Infographics book review. In his book… Randy Krum goes

Advice on Creating Infographics from the Author of Cool Infographics

Infographics are everywhere these days. I post some on this blog from time to time. A well-designed infographic can convey a lot of information in a concise package. An infographic that has a poor design is just a poster. Randy

eduCanon – Create, Assign, and Track Flipped Lesson Progress

eduCanon… is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students’ progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachers

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.