A good video creation tool is a must in every teacher’s toolbox. But what’s the best program or editor to use? I’ve ranked my favourite tools to create a general video, photo montage, screencast, or even video conference. Check out my top 5 tips for making your videos instantly better when filming on your phone too!
Tools, Sites, And Apps
Messenger Kids: Pros and Cons of the Communication App
Messenger Kids is a video calling and messaging app from Facebook. It’s recently become available in many countries worldwide, but is it right for your child or students? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons.
10 Tips For Parents Homeschooling Young Children
After homeschooling for the last 10 months, I’ve put together my top 10 tips for parents thrown into homeschooling (or supervising schooling at home). These tips are ideal for K-2 children but also apply to older students. I’ve included a sample timetable and lots of links to free resources.
My Ultimate Guide To Teaching Online Due To School Closures
Last week I published a comprehensive guide to teaching online due to school closures on The Edublogger. There’s something for everyone whether you’re just planning for school closures or are in the midst of teaching online.
Duolingo In The Classroom (And What I Learnt From Over A Year Of Daily Use)
Duolingo is a popular language learning app. It’s free to use and offers many benefits for teachers and students. Find out what Duolingo is all about and explore the pros and cons.
Find Free Images For Students On Photos For Class (With How-To Posters)
Photos For Class is a great site to find free images. It can be used by students under 13 and they don’t need to worry about attribution. My printable PDF posters offer step-by-step instructions for teachers and students to use in the classroom.
Loom: Bring Learning Alive With Screencasting In The Classroom
There are many tools and applications for screencasting in the classroom. Loom is an excellent free choice! Find out how to use Loom in your classroom.
Should I Use Seesaw Or A WordPress Blog In The Classroom? (Comparison Chart)
Should you use Seesaw in your classroom? Should you use blogs in your classroom? What are the pros and cons of these digital portfolio tools? Let’s take a look!
ClassroomScreen: A Useful Tool You Can Use Tomorrow!
ClassroomScreen is a simple and free tool that every teacher should check out. No matter what you teach, as long as you have a projector, interactive whiteboard or television in your classroom, you’ll find a use for ClassroomScreen.
Using Wakelet In The Classroom For Curation And Research
Have you tried out a free curation tool called Wakelet? In this post, I explain what Wakelet is and how you can get started using it in 4 easy steps. I also share some ideas on how Wakelet could be used by teachers and students.
5 Useful, Free Photo Apps for Teachers and Students
There are so many great photo apps available and many of them can be really handy in the classroom. In this post I share 5 apps that could be useful to help teachers and/or students overcome certain obstacles — or just have fun being creative.
Typing Tips: The How and Why of Teaching Students Keyboarding Skills (Comparison Of Free Sites)
The ability to type with reasonable speed and accuracy helps students to better cope with the digital world they live in. This post discusses the teaching of both handwriting and typing. I share four of the best free online resources for teaching keyboarding. Check out the comparison table for a quick overview of what these sites offer!
Technify Your Teaching in 2013: PD Opportunity
As well as this blog and my class blog, I write Tech Tools for Teachers. This is a collaborative effort with my colleagues, Matt Limb and Simon Collier. Each fortnight we review an online tool and provide step-by-step instructions on its use. In January of this year we ran a professional development day called Technify […]
PowerPoint: Dead or Alive?
Since Microsoft PowerPoint was released in 1990, it has been a key tool in many classroom ICT programs and businesses. There seems to be a reoccurring theme in social media that “PowerPoint is dead”. PowerPoint has been the butt of many jokes including this infographic by SlideRocket. Wikipedia outlines a history of the “death by PowerPoint” criticism, […]
Online Maths Activities
We had a numeracy curriculum day at my school today and I was asked to present a workshop on online maths sites. The audience was diverse with teachers from all grade levels as well as CRTs (casual replacement teachers) and student teachers. I began by giving a few tips for using online maths sites. 1. […]