Monthly Archives: June 2014

9 Powerful (And FREE) Tools To Boost Summer Learning – Edudemic

Rapidly approaching the dog days of summer (give or take a few days or weeks), I felt a need to share a power packed suitcase of tools that could be used to archive your summer highlights and memories. Many educators never really go on vacation. While they may appear to be leisurely sipping daiquiris on …


No reason to let your kiddos flatline over the summer.  Sip that daiquiris, but toss an app or two on the campfire as well. 


A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]


Music makes the world go around….

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.


Flipping or blending your classroom means (in part) finding great online video that hits the target.  Here’s some help from Robin Good. 

The Best Creative Writing Prompts from the Internet

Today, I am turning my blog over to Nikolas Baron of Grammarly with a post that should appeal to writers. Whether you’ve hit a dry spell or are just looking to flex your creative muscle, I think yo…


Teach them to write without prompts (but have a few good ones in your back pocket for those that need them).

45 Powerful Tools To Create Polls And Quizzes In The Classroom – Edudemic

Using polling tools in the classroom is probably old hat by now. There are a ton of different tools available to teachers – many of them free- and they’re being put to use in a variety of different ways. From simply polling your class to get information and opinions to taking quizzes and having your …


Ok, 45 tools?  With persistence you might find the ONE you want to use.  Let’s take a poll on which one we like? But first let’s find one we like. 

OSU, Stanford Partner to Launch Free Massive Online Course for Teachers – Salem-News.Com

Oregon State University this fall will launch its first massive, open online course, or MOOC, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world.


Will teachers go for free (if massive) online professional development?

Despite all the theories, noise, and excitements around Moocs… it may all come down to some one in a district office deciding to award salary credit for Moocs. 

If yo’re a curious K-12 educator, check it out? (Even if it doesn’t bump up on that slow ladder to a living wage. 

Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google’s leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let’s dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine that has recently been unveiled.…


Argh…. will this article help me break my Google Addiction?