Tech Tool of the Month: Flipgrid Part 1

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Flipgrid, a Microsoft product, is a free tool that allows teachers to create digital spaces called grids where students record video answers to a posed question. This tool gives all students a voice and is great for a quick formative assessment for understanding. Once the grid and question are created, simply share the code with … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: TimelineJS Part 1

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Northwestern University’s Knight Lab: TimelineJS is a web tool you can use to create beautiful and interactive timelines. The timelines use text and media links entered into a Google Sheet template provided by the site – it’s even easier than it sounds. You can add a variety of media sources: YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, and … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Google Keep Part 1

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Google Keep is a device-agnostic tool for note-taking, organizing, collaborating, curating resources, and sharing text, images, websites, lists, voice recordings (on mobile devices, not available on desktop), and more. Google Keep requires you to have a Google account but is free. Notes can be color-coded, and labels can be added. These reminder notes appear like … read more »


Go Green for St Patrick’s Day with Skype in the Classroom

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What do St. Patrick’s Day and recycling have in common? I bet you guessed right, they both incorporate a message of green. So this year, how about going green with eco-friendly lessons on recycling? If you are familiar with Skype in the Classroom (TeachersFirst review), you already know about the many interactive offerings available to … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Adobe Spark Video Part 1

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Adobe Spark Video is a part of the Adobe suite. Create beautiful and brilliant videos in a few minutes. You can begin by using a template or start from scratch. There are prompts to follow as you begin to create and add slides, text, videos, photos, music, and more. Adobe Spark Video has over 1 … read more »