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Updated by Kim Simmons on Jul 28, 2014
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Great Teacher Tools and Resources

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They're inexpensive-often free-and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove labor-intensive, and many resources are out-of-date. To help educators save time, we've chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.

Free App: Over 3000 Searchable STEM Activities for Kids | iGameMom

Do you like STEM activities? STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Math. I like STEM topics and activities. Even you don't expect your child to be in a STEM related field when they grow up, it is still good to expose them in as many STEM subjects as possible, as it is not just about the knowledge, it is about the thinking ability and problem solving skills, which are important no matter what they do when they grow up.

Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 26, 2014 The two web tools I m sharing with you today are ideal for creating and sharing mapped stories. Students can use them in class to organize, narrate and present information through the means of geography. Both of these tools are easy to use and are also student friendly.

Teachers' Practical Guide to A FLipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July, 2014 Unlike the numerous graphics I shared here on the topic of flipped learning which were substantially theoretically based, the one I have for you today provides a practical demonstration of how Dr.Russell flipped his classroom . The graphic also features some of the activities and procedures he drew in his flipped instruction.

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Google Maps for Educators

In the last month or so I have had a lot of requests to share my short guide to Google Maps for Educators. Since I originally published the guide a couple of things have changed in Google Maps. Therefore, I have updated the guide and I'm republishing it now.

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use

I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like.

Book Trailers for Readers - home

Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now and do "back to school" in style.

WeVideo Plans | Get a Free Online Video Maker

The basic WeVideo Service, including the Web and mobile apps, are totally free. Go Premium or Business to get more features to enhance your videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos

When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images.

ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive

ThingLink lets users add interactive links to any photo and turn them into fun web experiences that drive engagement.

Listly - Lists made easy + social + fun!

Listly is lists made made easy + social + fun! If you like lists, you will love Listly.