Season 4

July 18, 2022

Virtual Vacations

It's summertime! And while you might not have the time or gas money to travel the world, there are some great virtual tools that will help you feel like you're there! This week, we explore The Hidden Worlds of America's …

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June 6, 2022

Skill Support for Summer Break

We're heading into summer! And we're on Episode 123 to round out the end of Season 4! 😄 Number geeks unite! On this episode, we share some awesome sites for students to review skills over the summer. These sites are …

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May 16, 2022

Cloud-based CAD Software for Teachers & Students

We're heading into one of the final weeks of our fourth season. This week, we're talking about Onshape. Onshape is an awesome (and free) CAD tool that is great for educators and students. OnShape allows you to create 3D desig...

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May 9, 2022

KidsGardening - A Cool Gardening Site for Teachers & Students

I hope thistle cheer you up! Spring is finally in the air around here and a little garden inspiration seemed to be in order. This week, we are chatting about an awesome site that gets kids interested in gardening and …

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May 2, 2022

Creating Music with Chrome Experiments

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I know how hard teachers work and you are appreciated everyday! I thought we would experiment 😉 with some Chrome Experiments creative sound sites, this week. These are fun and easy to use. To...

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April 25, 2022

Teaching Science to Elementary Students

t's Science time again! On this episode, we have some awesome tools to support K-5 classrooms! There are so many cool ideas packed in these websites. The two sites we chat about this week are great resources and can actually …

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April 11, 2022

Creating Digital Books with Canva and Google Slides

As we start to approach the end of the school year, it's a great time to create books of your students' work. This week, we'll walk through how to create digital eBooks using Canva. We'll also show you how to …

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April 4, 2022

Star Wars Excitement

Star Wars! If you're a teacher who embraces May the 4th (be with you) as Star Wars Day, I thought I would share some fun sites to help your planning! These sites and activities can be built into a variety …

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March 21, 2022

Teaching Kids with Toy Theater

Beat boxing? Spirographs? Digital math manipulatives? We're having some fun this week! Join us as we talk about the fun online tool, Toy Theater! Toy Theater is a pretty well-known site for elementary school teachers, and it ...

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March 14, 2022

Fun Ways to Use the Desmos Graphing Calculator with Students

This week, we're talking about the fun and popular math activities software, Desmos! Desmos is a free online graphing calculator that allows teachers to set up classes and assign different interactive graphing assignments to ...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Writing Poems with Poem Generator

It's poetry week and we have an awesome tool for you! Poem Generator allows students to appreciate poetry without getting frustrated. You just need to follow the directions and the poem generator AI helps you create a masterp...

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Feb. 14, 2022

Teaching with Wordle!

Everybody loves Wordle! On this episode, we explore the original Wordle and how you can use it in your classroom. We also explore Custom Wordle and a SlidesMania version of Wordle that will be a big hit in your classroom …

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Feb. 7, 2022

How to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom

Flipgrid is a fan favorite. Both with teachers, and with students. This week, we dive back in and re-explore Flipgrid. They've made a ton of updates since the first few times we reviewed the program on Episode 22 and Episode …

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Jan. 31, 2022

Civics & Citizenship

Are you looking for ways to help your students learn about civics and citizenship? Check out our latest episode of the Tech Tools for Teachers podcast, where we discuss two great websites that can help you do just that. Kid …

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Jan. 24, 2022

How to Use Edublogs in Your Classroom

This week's tech tool can be used in any content area! Edublogs is a free blogging tool for educators and their students. There are so many ways you can use this tool—from keeping your families and community up-to-date on wha...

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Jan. 17, 2022

Supporting Science

This episode is packed with science (and a few other elements 😭)! As we move into the second half of the school year, I know our high school teachers really start to prep for AP exams and we are all …

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Jan. 10, 2022

Exploring Edsitement

It's 2022 and time to try something new! There are so many *edsiting* things about this week's site! Edsitement is a huge collection to help support humanities in education. If you are looking for new resources to support con...

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Dec. 20, 2021

What is Jeopardy Labs?

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your students? Jeopardy Labs is the perfect tool! You can create your own Jeopardy game boards and use them with your students. It's easy to make one of these boards—all you …

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Dec. 13, 2021

Tynker: A Coding Tool for Students

This week, we're talking Tynker! If you are looking to for a fun way for your kiddos to working on their problem-solving skills, have them write some code! Tynker is a great way to introduce coding to your students in …

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Dec. 6, 2021

Wow Science: An Awesome Collection of Science Sites

Have you ever wondered where to find great science learning materials for students aged 5 to 11? Well, look no further. On this week's episode, I have the perfect site for you! Wow Science is filled with so much information …

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Nov. 29, 2021

Fabricius: The Fun Way to Teach Kids Hieroglyphics

Talking about hieroglyphics is one thing, but really understanding them? That's much more complicated. But Google has a new project that might just help kids understand this ancient form of communication: Fabricius! In this e...

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Nov. 8, 2021

Pear Deck: The fun way to teach kids with Google Slides

Pear Deck is still one of my goto tools for livening up my Google Slides in the classroom. On this episode, we re-explore Pear Deck (first mentioned in Episode 11). We also talk about another tool from the creators of …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Headspace for Educators

I'm excited to share a really useful website for both teachers and students, this week. Headspace for Educators has awesome tools that support mindfulness in the classroom! From meditation to anxiety reduction, there are so m...

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Oct. 25, 2021

Edpuzzle - Video Lessons Made Easy

Do you ever feel a little puzzled about how to share content with your students? Edpuzzle to the rescue! This site is really helpful to make sure students are understanding the videos that you are sharing with them. It takes …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Girls & STEM

Episode 100 is here! I have had a lot of ideas spinning around about the topic for Episode 100 and had to go with one that was very important to me. Girls and STEM! Highlighting STEM/STEAM topics and how many …

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Oct. 4, 2021

A Whimsical Little Tool

All-in-one tech tools are so helpful when you want to add choice into your classroom but not have to use a million different websites. This week, we have a tool that allows flexibility and organization all in one place! Whims...

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Sept. 27, 2021

What on Google Earth!?

Google Earth is more than just a map that comes to life! It is one of my go-to tools for interaction and discussion in my classroom. There are so many awesome features that I have to just talk about them …

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Sept. 13, 2021

Engaging Students with Blooket

We like to Blooket, Blooket! You like to... Blooket! This week we are highlighting all of the awesomeness that is Blooket! We have chatted a little about this site on episode 82 but I felt like we needed to spend …

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Sept. 6, 2021

Teaching with Slides Mania

We are back! It's Season 4 of the Tech Tools for Teachers Podcast and it is so exciting to be starting a new school year! This year, we are going to do a few different things with the podcast and …

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