One of our goals at EdTechTeacher is to explore new concepts and ideas with teachers in an effort to discover authentic ways of integrating technology into the classroom.  One question we always ask is: “Does the technology create a functional improvement in …

From Seesaw to Shadow Puppet EDU: Exploring Creativity & Fluency

What is Apple Classroom? In 2016 Apple released iOS 9.3, an update that holds major implications for schools using iPads in the classroom. One of the marquee features for teachers in iOS 9.3 was the introduction of the Apple Classroom app. Apple …

How to Use Apple Classroom Easily, Without an MDM!

This post first appeared on Edutopia. Throwing items away has never been a skill of mine. That feeling of “I might use this someday” only worsened when I became a teacher and then a mother. My “keep or toss” decisions became clouded …

3 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios – From Avra

Technology integration can be difficult. Often times when schools go one-to-one with iPads, teachers continue to do what they’ve always done. Digital worksheets, PDFs with annotations, and consumption can quickly become the norm. I remember when I went one-to-one with devices in …

From Consumption to Creation on the iPad

Google My Maps offers teachers and students across disciplines an ability to bring map-making into the classroom. For an in-depth look at how to create a Google My Map, please check out my previous post: Bring Map Making to Any Classroom using Google …

10 Next-Level Classroom Applications for Using Google My Maps

In the G Suite for EDU environment, Google Drive is a wonderful, unlimited storage place for files of all types.  As educators, we know the importance of working with students to help them understand that organization is a key strategy to success …

3 Strategies to Organize Google Drive and Meet the Needs of ALL Learners

Post by EdTechTeacher Instructor – Rosey McQuillan @romcquill Available as a web-based tool or an iPad application, Padlet allows teachers and students to create virtual bulletin boards where collaboration, reflection, publishing and sharing of information can occur. As a synchronous learning environment, …

Padlet: Collaborative and Multimedia Mind Mapping Tool

For the last few years, I have used the Extraordinaires game in my workshops. Beyond just the fun of playing, the design of the character cards may be what really makes this game unique. Each one presents the character in multiple ways: their daily …

Creating Custom Extraordinaire’s Cards with Book Creator

As a former history teacher, maps were an essential part of my curriculum. From showing locations of battlefields, to explaining territorial expansion, maps help put historical content into perspective. Many of my classroom activities involved using paper maps as visual references, allowing …

Bring Map Making to Any Classroom Using Google My Maps

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Moving Beyond Google Expeditions: For classroom teachers interested in integrating virtual reality into their classroom, one outstanding platform for pre-created content is Google Expeditions.  With an extensive library of expeditions, Google Expeditions offers classroom teachers a reliable pre-packaged virtual reality experience designed …

Beyond Google Expeditions: Creating Customized VR Experiences with iPad & Book Creator

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Guest post from Michael Cohen, aka @TheTechRabbi In March, I was fortunate not just to attend, but present at SXSWEdu. I shared the story of my journey from designer to educator, and how my experiences as a designer have influenced my educational …

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity – From Michael Cohen

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar

Though most students knows about Google, few realize the power of Google Scholar.  Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar limits its results to sources considered to be scholarly: books, journals, abstracts, theses, and even court cases. Also unlike Google, instead of …

Three Little Known Features about Google Scholar