Tech Tool of the Month: Free Avatar Creator – Part 1

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The Free Avatar Creator, available from Adobe Creative Cloud Express, is a tool to create your own avatar. The site provides many easy-to-use templates that allow users to choose from various facial features, add text, incorporate multiple special effects, etc. Once you are logged in, the templates will enable you to use drag and drop … read more »


Thinking Like Da Vinci

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Although it has been five hundred and seventy years since his birth, Leonardo da Vinci’s impact on the world continues. He is probably best known for his painting, the Mona Lisa; however, his genius carried across many different disciplines, making him known as a true “Renaissance Man.” In addition to art, Da Vinci is also known … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: GoNoodle – Part 1

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GoNoodle is a free online resource that offers various interactive classroom “brain break” videos (and more) for educators to use in the classroom. The videos, designed for grades K–6, range from two-ten minutes and include exercises, dances, coordination, songs, and other activities. Use these videos to promote your students’ health, fitness, and mindfulness, or to reinforce curricular … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Big Huge Labs – Part 1

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Big Huge Labs is an online tool that allows students to create personalized content using images and adding their own text. Currently, Big Huge Labs includes over 20 excellent tools to create a magazine cover, an inspirational poster, a map maker, a trading card creator, and more. No registration is required. However, you can save … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Case Maker – Part 1

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Case Maker offers a collection of 20 civic challenges designed for middle school students. Each challenge includes primary resources. Challenge topics include Brown vs. Board of Education, Principles of Major Political Parties, Propaganda and “Fake News,” School Desegregation and the Little Rock Nine, and several other historical and civic topics. Students are not required to … read more »