Monday, January 22, 2018

RSS Free Technology for Teachers

  • Geometry at Mount Rushmore - A Math Lesson
    CyArk is an organization building an online library of 3D models of the world's cultural heritage sites. Mount Rushmore is one of the places that CyArk features in their galleries of 3D models. You can find the entire collection of places here.Applications for EducationIn the CyArk lesson plan collection you will find a handful of lesson plans about the […]
  • Math, Social Studies, and Diagrams - The Week in Review
    Good morning from Maine where a cold bug has hit our house. I tried to fight it, but this morning I have to admit that I've caught it too. This might put me a little behind on my plan to have Practical Ed Tech completely remodeled by kick-off off the Patriots' game on Sunday afternoon. […]
  • Create Animations With ABCya Animate
    ABCya Animate is a fun tool from ABCya that enables students to create animated GIFs containing up to 100 frames. On ABCya Animate students build their animation creations by drawing, typing, and inserting images. Students can change the background of each frame, include new pictures in each frame, and change the text in each frame of […]
  • My Unprofessional Videos
    If you follow my YouTube channel or even if you just watch the videos that I put into blog posts here, you'll notice a significant lack of editing. In the last couple of weeks I've had a few people ask me why I don't make my videos look more professional. So this morning I went […]
  • How to Make an Interactive Diagram in PowerPoint
    A couple of days ago I published a video that demonstrated how to create an interactive diagram in Google Slides. This morning I received an email from a reader who wanted to know if the same thing can be done in PowerPoint. Yes, you can use PowerPoint to create interactive diagrams. I made the following […]
  • How to Create & Send Screencasts from Your Inbox
    On Thursday morning I featured Loom 2.0 which offers a convenient way to create screencasts on a Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer. One of the "hidden" features of Loom is that once you have connected it to your email account, you can launch Loom's screen recorder directly from your inbox. Not only can you launch […]
  • Sundials and Snowflakes - How to Make Your Own
    SciShow Kids recently published a new video that explains to students how a sundial works and how they can make their own sundials. The video could be the basis for a fun, hands-on lesson about learning to tell time. For those in cold, northern climates creating and taking sundials outside with your students might not […]
  • Remodeling Practical Ed Tech
    As you may know, I addition to this blog I maintain where I host professional development courses for teachers. That site had tremendous growth in 2017 so I have had to make some changes to the back end in order to make sure that it can be helpful to as many visitors as possible.Better […]
  • Citations and Citing Your Work - New Common Craft Video
    What needs to be cited and what doesn't need to be cited in a paper is a question that has confounded many students over the years. Common Craft has a new video that addresses that question and more. Citations and Citing Your Work teaches students about the differences between in-text and full citations and how […]
  • Loom 2.0 - Create and Edit Screencasts
    Loom is a free screencasting tool that works in the Chrome web browser. In addition to using it on a Chromebook, you can use Loom on a Mac or Windows computer as long as use the Chrome browser. Loom will let you create a recording of anything on your computer's screen. There's also an option […]