The Google Classroom Killer?

If your educational institution is using Office 365 Education, you have probably heard of Microsoft Classroom by now. This is a new app within the online suite that mirrors the functionality of Google Classroom, but does much more. Microsoft Classroom provides those basic LMS features including the ability to manage digital assignments, conduct online conversations, read more »

EdCite – Modern Assessments

I recently had the opportunity to observe a 7th grade teacher who had his students practice for the new online state assessment that aligns with Common Core State Standards.  Students worked together on a variety of computer-based questions and were engaged in discussion to solve them.  After the lesson, the teacher showed me how he read more »

Make Videos Interactive with Zaption

These days its a common practice to curate videos found on the Internet and use them to enhance our instruction.  We have been showing the videos to our audience because they provide great information or simply help connect with the visual learner.  And with the advent of flipped classrooms and online professional learning, we are read more »

Teaching Channel – What Common Core Looks Like

School districts around the nation are scrambling around trying to provide workshops on Common Core, most specifically on the instructional shifts.  In many cases, districts are bringing in contracted experts to transfer their wisdom upon our teachers.  This is all good, but I have found that teachers are still asking, “What does Common Core instruction read more »

Meograph – Four-Dimensional Storytelling

Meograph is an exciting new web application I recently discovered and have been testing out.  I’m really excited about this as a tool for students to create multimedia-rich timelines.  We’ve been using timeline tools, audio tools, Google earth/maps, images, and videos for quite a while now, but where have we seen all of the these read more »

Socrative – Student Response System

This just in… I just discovered a great web application that is free to use and oh, so right for classrooms.  Socrative is a web-based application that can be used as a student response system to deliver formative or summative assessments.  Socrative is free to use and it has an extremely, user-friendly interface.  The students read more »

BYOD Presentation Tool For Educators

If you are reading this, you probably already know that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a major buzzword/trend in education right now.  By allowing students to bring their mobile phones and devices to school, educators will be able to more readily engage students, as this is their desired learning platform.  Plus you can just read more »

Web Apps – What’s out there?

Today’s web is filled with a variety of amazing applications that run right in your browser.  These great web apps are usually free (at least to some degree), simple to use, and require no software installations.  Take for example, the subject of my last post – this web app is free to use, runs read more »

Edmodo – The modern website tool for educators

Remember the days when we had to code in HTML in order to create a classroom website?  Remember those animated GIFs and all those crazy backgrounds?  We’ve come a long way since then.  Web applications have provided us with a point and click, drag and drop interface for creating websites without ever having to look read more »

Swivl your way to Camera Automation

One of the newer trends in EdTech right now is the concept of “flipped classrooms”, where students consume lecture content, such as videos outside of the classroom, then apply what they have learned inside the classroom.  This has many teachers recording their lectures and posting them online for consumption.  Another common trend is recording your read more »