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The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode 22 – Fitness, Code, and Q&A

Last night I published the 22nd episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast. In this week’s podcast I talked about how I improved my fitness in 2019, shared some resources for Hour of Code, and answered… Read the whole entry at Fre...

A Great Update to Google Sites – Review Changes Before Publishing

Earlier this week I wrote about how I’m having my students use Google Sites as digital portfolios. Right after that I published that post Google announced a few helpful updates to Google Sites. Then… Read the whole entry at Free...

Firefox Accessibility Options

After yesterday’s post about tools for improving the accessibility of websites, slides, and videos I got some feedback from readers who noted that I didn’t mention anything about Firefox. That wasn’t… Read the whole ...

Vintage WD: The First Hundred Words Are the Hardest

This article about the importance of the opening paragraph of your fiction writing first appeared in the October 1921 issue of The Writer’s Digest, as it was then known. It was written by Arthur Leeds. If you’re familiar with the curren...

Announcing Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market 2020

Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market 2020 editor Amy Jones announces the publication of the 32nd annual edition. The 32nd annual edition of Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market 2020 is now available! This was my ...

Tools to Improve the Accessibility of Websites, Videos, and Slides

We all have different needs and preferences when it comes to consuming the media in our lives. Our students are the same. Some need webpages read aloud, some need different color schemes or fonts, and… Read the whole entry at FreeTech...

How to Find Historical Comics and Create Lessons With Them

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Docs Teach that featured the idea of creating history lessons that incorporate historical comics. That email sent me to Docs Teach where there is a small… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teac...

Call for 101 Best Websites for Writers Nominations

Here’s our official call for 101 best websites for writers nominations. Learn how to send in your recommendations below. For more than 20 years, Writer’s Digest has assembled a “101 Best Websites for Writers” list. In fact, we’re ...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 505

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a possible poem. For today’s prompt, write a possible poem. I often hear—sometimes from my own mout...

Two Neat Polling Tools That I Recently Recommended

I get a lot of questions from readers. I try to answer all of them. Those that I think have a broad appeal I turn into blog posts and or include in my podcast. Earlier this week I received a question… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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