Season 3

July 26, 2021

Summer Activities for Giving Back

It's mid summer and just about the time when all of those school supplies sales start kicking in. I know I still get excited about new pens and stickers, but I also try to start planning leisurely (if that is …

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June 7, 2021

Summer Support for Students (Part 2, 6–12)

Summer is around the corner and it's almost time for a break! Part 2 of our Summer Support series is focused on our 6-12 kiddos. They are ready to mooooove on up to the next adventure so here are a …

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May 24, 2021

Summer Support for Students (Part 1, K–5)

Looking to share some fun summer learning ideas with your students? We have you covered! Many families ask about ways to continue learning over the summer and this week we have sites for our K-5 kiddos that will keep them …

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May 17, 2021

Probability & Statistics Fun!

Odds are that your school year is winding down. Every day certainly feels like a game of chance, so why not play!? This week, we are all over some math sites that have great probability & statistics activities along with …

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May 10, 2021

Reading Resources for Teachers & Parents

Readers unite! This week we are highlighting a few tools to support readers in your classroom. We have lots of resources and fun ways to interact with other students! Let's get reading! View the post:

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May 3, 2021

Rainy Day Science Tools

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Even if you do not teach science on a regular basis, The Biology Corner and Top Crop are two really fun sites to explore. They're really easy-to-use and will save you time in the classroom! Th...

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April 26, 2021

A Day at the Museum

This mini episode features a few of the cool resources connected with the Smithsonian. There are two resources we are focused on that are great classroom tools. Check them out! View the post:

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April 19, 2021

Fun with Chrome Experiments

It's Chrome Experiment time! I love Chrome Experiments! They are always fun, easy-to-navigate sites that are perfect to set up inquiry projects for students. They let you explore something you may not know a ton about, play a...

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April 12, 2021

Chrome Extensions for Student Accessibility

It's our job as educators to ensure that all students (and adults) have the tools they need to learn. We have chatted about a few Chrome Extensions in the past, including Google Read & Write. However, with SO many extensions …

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March 29, 2021

Training Students to be Good Digital Citizens

With so many kids learning and sharing online, we need to teach them how to navigate the internet appropriately. Just like students learning to have good phone etiquette back in the day, kids now need to learn how to function...

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March 15, 2021

Animoto + Some Cool Prezi Updates for Education

Who is firing up some student projects and needs a way to present them? This week, we are featuring Animoto and sharing a few Prezi updates that will get your students cranking out creative videos and sharing their knowledge ...

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March 8, 2021

Random Group Generators You'll Love

What a random kind of week! Random group generators that is! 😄 Lately, I’ve been asked a lot for tools that can help create groups of all sorts, so this week I am sharing a few of my favorites! View …

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March 1, 2021

The Dirt on Virtual Gardening

Are you ready for some dirt on virtual gardening? 🌸 This week we discuss resources to support students with gardening projects. It's a fun an easy way to build STEM skills right into your day. Whether you have a garden …

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Feb. 22, 2021

Tools to Gamify Your Classroom

Are you interested in gamifying your classroom? Where do you start? There are several ways to set up your classroom to make it more interactive. This episode shares two fun tech tools that make it easy to add interactivity to...

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Feb. 8, 2021

A Chat about Whiteboard Chat

One. Just ONE website with TONS of tools! For the first time in foreverrrrrrrr we only focused on one tool. is the highlight of our week! There are SO many ways to use this tool, it seemed like it …

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Feb. 1, 2021

Design Time! Elementary STEM Tools

It’s design time! We have some fun tools for our elementary kiddos today focused on STEM skills! The design process can be learned at any age and can be applied to multiple subjects. The free tech tools this week are …

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Jan. 25, 2021

Digital Music Tools for Education

Music! Music! Music! This week we are all about that base and it won’t cause any you any “treble”.😃 We are featuring easy-to-use music sites that can be used in any content area. They are fun, quick and engaging! Chrome …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Creative Writing Tools

Need a creative outlet? We have creative writing tools for you and your students. Do you have a poetry unit coming up or a need a daily writing prompt? There is a little bit of everything this week! Language is …

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Jan. 11, 2021

Virtual Collaboration Tools

Yo, Teach! Time for collaboration! It’s the start of a new year and new ways to collaborate with each other. Educators have been working to adapt and change so much this school year but certain things do not change. Students …

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Dec. 14, 2020

Moovly + Haiku Deck & Emaze Feature Updates

This week we are mooooving toward 2021 with Moovly and a few other presentation tools that are going to get us there! We are at the point in the school year where we are caught between longer breaks. As you …

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Dec. 7, 2020

Timesaving Google Tools

The goal this week was a quick mini-episode of Google tools with timesaving ideas. However, there was so much to chat about, it turned into a longer than normal episode! There was just so much to share! I know many …

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Nov. 23, 2020

3D Design Tools (Part 2)

In this week's episode, we discuss four free 3D tools that you can use with your students. The first two, Figuro and SketchUp, are available as online tools that you can use from any computer. The second two tools, Blender …

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Nov. 16, 2020

Great Space Tools for Teachers

Let’s head to outer space! This week’s sites are out of this world! We were trying really hard to come up with good one liners during the podcast so I am going to put them all in this week’s blog …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Digital Art Tools for Brain Breaks

Who needs a break?! We all need to shake it up and have a little fun! What better way to take a little brain break than with some art. This week, we are focusing on free, easy-to-use digital art tools …

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Nov. 2, 2020

Audio recording tools for students and teachers

I love to hear students explain their thinking. They share many neat ideas and how they understand concepts. It is so interesting to hear their point of view, and since our classrooms have changed a ton this year, you don’t …

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Oct. 26, 2020

Self-Care for Teachers + SEL Tools

Self-care is in the air! We all need to take a break, step back and take care of ourselves. However, that is so much easier said than done. I feel like many educators are so caring and the they take …

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Oct. 19, 2020

Civics & Social Studies Tech Tools

We are here with some digital civics support this week! Teaching students how to find bias in articles and sift through information is a big task. There are so many sources of information, it takes a lot of time to …

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Oct. 5, 2020

Writing & Vocab Tools

Easy writing and vocab tools to the rescue! The focus sites this week require minimal setup and are engaging for your students. They support students with writing and vocabulary, plus, one has a large collection of ebooks rea...

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Sept. 28, 2020

Chrome Extensions for Online Learners

Need a little support for your online learners? This week, we have a few Chrome Extensions up our sleeve to help you and your kiddos out. Anything to make life a little easier, right? Web Paint Web Paint is a …

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Sept. 21, 2020

RecordCast & Screen Recording Tips

It’s a mini-episode kind of week and we are focusing on easy ways to record your screen. Between staff and students trying to share and explain their thoughts to one another, it has become really important to be able to …

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Sept. 14, 2020

360 Videos & Virtual Tours

Are you ready to take an adventure with your students? Are you missing your fall field trips? Try some virtual field trips! This week we are talking 360 images and tours. The sites I am sharing will hopefully help your …

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Sept. 8, 2020

Digital Math Manipulatives

We are talking all about online math tools this week! Hands-on math manipulatives are tricky to use during our current situation unless you have a different set for each student. Plus, that can turn into A LOT of cleaning. Ho...

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Aug. 31, 2020

Digital Whiteboards

It’s digital whiteboard day! A whiteboard is such an essential tool when it comes to teaching. We use them for explaining, making notes, teaching, writing to-do lists, interacting with our students and so much more. I know I ...

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Aug. 24, 2020

Blended Learning: Dotstorming & AnswerGarden

Season 3 is here! There is so much I want to share with everyone! I know we are in such a crazy space in education right now, so I thought I would ease back into the year with a few …

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