Tech Tool of the Month: – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework using in your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. does not require any registration. Just click in your title, name, and begin your story!

Here is the basic look of a simple blog/story without images or videos.

When you want to add an image, click the camera icon. You can also click the embed button to add a Twitter tweet, YouTube video, or Vimeo video.

When you have finished your post, click PUBLISH.

Once you are finished (and published), you can click EDIT to make changes.

Classroom Use Ideas: offers a straightforward writing tool that allows you to publish web content, such as a blog or digital story. No registration is required, so students can get started quickly and with no accounts. Below, we’ve included ideas for using to create writing projects in various subject areas – but the only limitation is your imagination.

Create writing projects about: 

Social Studies: 

  • Battles of the Civil War. 
  • People in your community.
  • The capitals of South American countries.
  • The Silk Road.
  • The U.S. Constitution.
  • Current news and events from African countries. 
  • The differences between the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation.
  • The governor of your state. 
  • The Great Lakes.
  • The Electoral College.
  • Causes of the Vietnam War
  • The Executive branch of the government. 


  • Physics of hockey.
  • Elements on the periodic table.
  • How a roller coaster works.
  • The results from a lab experiment. 
  • Causes of an earthquake.
  • The Ring of Fire.
  • Steps in the Scientific Method. 
  • Parts of a plant cell.
  • Genetics.
  • The differences between types of cells. 
  • Biomes of the world.
  • Famous inventions of the 20th Century.


  • Formulas in geometry.
  • Budgeting for personal finance. 
  • The order of operations (PEMDAS).
  • Explaining the steps in a word problem.
  • Vocabulary in algebra.
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • The difference between a line and a line segment.
  • The stock market.
  • The difference between the range and the average.
  • How to add and subtract decimals. 
  • How to find the perimeter or area. 
  • Counting in kindergarten.

Language Arts:

  • The difference between your and you’re.
  • What the mood of a story means.
  • Vocabulary related to a novel or short story.
  • Figurative language (alliteration, personification, oxymoron, and more).
  • The difference between an analogy, metaphor, and simile.
  • The climax and resolution of a story.
  • A famous author.
  • Forms of poetry.
  • An analysis of a character from a novel.
  • Vocabulary or spelling words currently being learned in class.
  • Literature from a specific period. 
  • Identifying proper nouns.

Arts and Humanities:

  • Famous places to visit in France (in French class).
  • How to conjugate verbs in world language class.
  • A location that speaks the language taught in a world language class.
  • Sharing vocabulary words in the language from world language class.
  • Instruments from the orchestra.
  • Music from the Caribbean
  • A famous musician from the 19th Century.
  • Art of music from various periods in history.
  • Tools used in art class.
  • Multiple techniques in art.

Additional Video Tutorials and Articles:

Have you used in your lessons? Then, share your activities in the comments below!

About the author: Melissa Henning

Melissa Henning is the Educational Content Manager for Source for Learning, the non-profit parent company of TeachersFirst. She has over 16 years of experience in education. Melissa is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences.

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