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Kaizena: Add Voice Comments To Google Docs!
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Kaizena: Add Voice Comments To Google Docs!

During my daily reading of Richard Byrne’s blog, FreeTech4Teachers, I came across his amazing post on Kaizena. As an avid user of Google Documents in the classroom, especially as a means to provide immediate feedback on student’s papers and writing, I was thrilled to learn that¬†Kaizena offered the opportunity to provide audio feedback to students! … Continue reading

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The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!
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The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!

The Obama administration is asking for your ideas on how to boost the development of learning technologies.¬†As part of its Education Datapalooza initiative, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is asking that interested individuals and organizations send their comments to identify public and private actions that have the potential to accelerate the … Continue reading

Museum of Obsolete Objects
YouTube

Museum of Obsolete Objects

One of my favorite pastimes, and probably one of the favorite pastimes of your students too, is browsing YouTube for new content. In my procrastination yesterday, I came across a wonderful site that might come in handy in your own classrooms: the Museum of Obsolete Objects. The Museum of Obsolete Objects offers quick, 1-2 minute … Continue reading

4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines
Classroom Activities / Collaboration Tools / History Tools / Presentation Tools / Social Studies Tools

4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines

As you gear up for the start of the semester, it might be a good time to have students compile and collect information from the year 2013. A colleague of mine was interested in having students create timelines that showcased the 10 most important events they had learned about this year, and since we are … Continue reading

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom
Classroom Activities / Social Media / Visualizations

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading