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[20 Apr 2012 ]

 Are you looking for an easy plug-and-play project for your classroom?
Thanks to Erin, a middle school teacher in Saratoga California, you can download and use this awesome 3D PowerPoint Museum in class to engage your students.  
Erin uploaded this amazing classroom resource to the Shared Resources area of the Teacher Learning Community, and you’re free to download it, modify it, and use it in class with your students. 
You might think PowerPoint is an “old” technology… or that it isn’t as exciting as some of the other tools out there – …

[30 Nov 2011 ]

Many of the newer readers of our blog, “I Heart EdTech,”  haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives..
During this Time Machine post, we’ll go back in time one year and look at some of our most popular posts from this week back in 2010. 
Here’s some great professional development for teachers.
When Teachering Paperless Doesn’t Cut It
With the whole movement of “going green” we often talk about the benefits of going paperless.  However, in this post we argue that “going paperless” isn’t always the best option. When that happens, these free …

[9 Mar 2011 ]

If you are ready to learn how to use podcasting to transform traditional teaching methods into fun, unique and stimulating experiences… download our new FREE eBook today.  Inside you will have an exclusive look at some of our favorite ideas for enhancing your lesson plans with podcasts.
From elementary to secondary, podcasts are a great way to engage your students.   But there are also many other useful ways for teachers to use podcasts. What if I told you podcasts could save you time prepping your substituate teaachers?  Or help you communicate more efficiently …

[10 Jan 2011 ]

2011 is upon us… so I wanted to start the new year out with my own countdown! The following is a compilation of the most popular EdTech topics we’ve blogged about in 2010, all together in just one post for your convenience. Thank you so much for all of your valuable feedback and continued interest in our blog. Enjoy!

10. How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects

9. 6 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom [Video]

8. How to Use Flickr in Your Classroom

7. 5 Free iPhone …

[22 Dec 2010 ]

There’s no denying that Twitter is a great service – especially for teachers and education.   Here are some not-so-common Twitter add-ons you may not have known existed.
Twitbin: Twitbin is a firefox extension that allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations right from your browser sidebar.
BubbleTweet:  Share quick video comments with your twitter followers in a floating bubble.
Shareaholic: Shareaholic is the simplest way to share, spread, and save interesting webpages via your social networks, email, blogs, IM, and more.
Twitaholic:  Displays users in a ranking format based on …

[17 Dec 2010 ]

Dear Santa,
I think I’ve been a pretty good teacher this year.  I’ve been trying really hard to integrate technology into my lesson plans, and it’s finally paying off!  Little Johnny has even been turning his homework in on time, and Mario is finally getting his test scores up! 
It’s been such a rewarding year so far.  Although I was scared at first, this whole technology thing has totally been worth it.  Who would have thought, just 6 months ago I could barely turn my computer on…now, I’m using wikis for collaboration, …

[18 Nov 2010 ]

The way that students and teachers interact with technology is driving change within the classroom, and in a good way for the benefit of learning. The following are 10 educational tools that will boost your lesson plans up a notch, making learning even more fun for you and your students.

A great way to take traditional classroom poster projects & give them a 21st century twist…no scissors, no glue, no magazines to cut out of = no mess! Students can click and drag items out of Glogster’s resources, choose their own …