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ScreenChomp- Create and share tutorials on your iPad ⇢

ScreenChomp is a free app for creating and sharing short tutorials or lessons on your iPad. ScreenChomp provides a whiteboard on which you can demonstrate things by drawing and talking people through your instructions.

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Activities for Teaching Google Tools to Teachers and Students ⇢

The above is a link to Richard Byrne’s (at Free Tech for Teachers) post about his activities; here’s a direct link to the activities page.

Free Tech for Teachers: ConceptBoard ⇢

There are many ways for teams of students to collaborate online and here’s another promising one. Conceptboard is a service that provides an online whiteboard space that you can use to share drawings, documents, spreadsheets, and more. 

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Teacher people: If you don't have a Dropbox account, you need to get one. ⇢


Click the link above and sign up for a free account.

I use mine for school.  It’s so easy to work on something at home, save it to the dropbox, and immediately access it at work.  With the printing issues I had today, I could easily go to dropbox’s website, sign in, get my stuff and print it from a different computer.

I also sync this with for students to turn in homework.  

Like I said, I only use mine for school.  I don’t put heavy, personal information in mine (cloud services are a risk like that).  

Click the link and DOOO EET.

I echo everything GWALP says here! I don’t know how I did things before Dropbox. Do you know how many times I left my flashdrive in a school computer? Also, I love Dropbox because when I edit docs on my computer at home, they automatically update “in the cloud” and I don’t have to re-transfer them.

Most certainly a thing, and most certainly for teachers (among others)

Thanks Tyler Berbert for the submission!

While it was made by a student trying to solve a student problem, I’m beginning to think there has been nothing created since the internet that could help teachers more than Piazzza.

If you know anyone teaching over the summer, consider it an obligation as a citizen to introduce this colleague to it. It’s free. Here’s a pretty good article about it, and here’s something I wrote about it. So yeah. Enjoy!

7 Technology Alternatives to Standard Homework Assignments ⇢


Standard Homework Assignment: Create a poster board over a book/person/event.
Technology Alternative: Create a Glog using Glogster for Education

Standard Homework Assignment: Find an article about a certain topic (Current Event maybe) and bring into class with a write up discussing the content
Technology Alternative: Have students find that article online and post a link to it on a blog or wallwisher wall discussing the content. Share the blog/wall in class the following day.

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The Why and How of Using Facebook for Educators ⇢

I’ve shared similar blog posts before. This post also gives advice on what to do with your Facebook/how to handle it as an educator. I especially like this post because it has instructions with screenshots on how to change your privacy settings on Facebook, which can get a little trick.

Crane Student Educators: Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators ⇢


Although you’re not likely to see schools issuing an iPhone to every faculty and staff member, the fact is that the iPhone is a great tool for education. Whether you’re a teacher, librarian, or other educator, there are a number of apps that can help you do your job better. Here, we’ll take a…

Back up plans- some tips for teachers ⇢

A guest blogger at Free Tech for Teaches offers some advice on creating back up plans for when technology fails you in the classroom (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?)

Web Doc- Multimedia Conversations Made Easy ⇢

I link to Richard Byrne’s posts a lot, but this one really caught my eye. Web Doc allows users to create mixed media posts (similar to ones we make here on Tumblr!); however, it also lets others reply to posts using mixed media in the comments. This might be an interesting way to have students collaborate and discuss various topics online.

Click through to read Richard Byrne’s description and access a video to see Web Docs in action.


Who I am: A fourth year high school history teacher at an urban(ish) high school in New Jersey.

What I blog about: Stuff related to education I like, and stuff I hope can help other teachers out. Technology, deals on supplies, helpful books. My focus lately is on educational technology & related resources. Occasionally, I also post things related to education reform. Because I post articles that I feel will be of interest to teachers with varying views, the political-related posts made here do not necessarily reflect my beliefs or opinions, nor do they reflect the beliefs of my employer.

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