Category: Cool

Seesaw: Go Big And Go Multi

Seesaw Has Gone Big! And by big, I mean it has made it’s Creative Canvas full screen.  With this increase in space, the canvas allows for a ton of layering with the new expressive drawing tools, the photo tool that now allows you to add and move up to 25 photos freely, the label tool ...

Seesaw Makes Some BIG Updates!

Seesaw just got even better at empowering students with its new updates, released on June 18, 2019.   They have added tools and enhanced existing ones to unlock more opportunities for students to think creatively and reflect on their learning. To take advantage of the updates,  make sure to update the iOS app on iPads or ...

Preparing Your Seesaw Class For The End Of The School Year

Tips for ending the year right with Seesaw For Schools.

Brain Pop: Make-a-Movie and Draw About It

A few weeks ago, we shared that BrainPOP is now available on Clever accounts for K-5 teachers and students. If you missed this news, check out the details here! With the new access through Clever, we have additional features for students to show what they know about the vast content available on BrainPOP and BrainPOP ...

A Question About BrainPOP

Dear Instructional Technology TOSAs, I love BrainPOP, but I feel like my kids are just consuming more and more video content these days. Do you have a suggestion for me to engage them in a way that encourages them to create vs just consume media?   Thanks, A Very Techie Teacher   Dear Techie Teacher, ...

Queen Debuts Her First Instagram Post

Educators use Twitter as a professional learning community to engage with others around topics important to them. Today Twitter is a buzz with news that Queen Elizabeth II made her first Instagram post from London’s Science Museum. The Queen is a long time supporter of digital communication tools and made her first Tweet in 2014 ...

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month!   Many of the technologies we use today are because of women in tech. Carol Shaw made retro gaming awesome (before it was retro), Apple computers are so intuitive because of Susan Kare, from the very first computer programmer Ada Lovelace to Joan Ball who basically invented online dating, we’ve ...

Google Search Tricks for Research

  Google Search has become our go-to source for practically every question we have—from simple questions to the philosophical ones. But Google can also be a great starting point for student research projects. Understanding how to use the search engine’s targeted search features is the key to accessing a wealth of credible, accurate information. Common ...

Do You Widget?

Classroom Screen is a simple, accessible, and (hopefully) useful tool to keep in your back pocket. It is a website where you can have all of your widgets on one screen and manipulate them with ease. You don’t need an account, login, or anything other than a browser to use Classroom Screen. One downside is ...

Young Writers Program – National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, which is an internet based effort to encourage and support writers in completing a 50000 word novel. The project has been an annual event since 1999 with billions of words written. NaNoWriMo has adapted its program to create a powerful web tool and curriculum for students and teachers to join ...