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A Chrome Extension for Clutter-free Reading and Printing

Mercury Reader is a Chrome extension that removes sidebar content from articles that you view in your Chrome web browser. It will hide banner ads, suggested “related” articles, and anything else that… Read the whole entry ...

How to Make Interactive Videos

For many years I helped teachers and students use YouTube’s annotations tool to create series of interactive or choose-your-own-adventure videos. Unfortunately, YouTube discontinued that service about… Read the whole entry at Fr...

9 Weird Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

To beat writer’s block, a typical problem among writers, let’s tackle it with atypical solutions. Nine of them, because, well, nine is an atypical number. We’ve heard the typical responses for how to overcome the seemingly over-come-a...

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

I hope you’re having a good month. I’ve already written more poems this month than in the previous three! And I’ve still got nearly a month’s worth of writing ahead of me! For today’s prompt, pick a painter, make him or her the ti...

A Poem for Every Day of National Poetry Month

Last fall I wrote about the Poetry 180 project hosted by the Library of Congress. Now that National Poetry Month is here, it’s a good time to revisit the post that I wrote about Poetry 180 at the… Read the whole entry at FreeTec...

Practical Ed Tech Q&A Recording

This afternoon I hosted another live Q&A session on my YouTube channel and on Facebook. If you missed it, the recording of the session is now available as embedded below. The questions that I… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teac...

How to Set Answer Requirements on Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms is a good tool for creating online surveys and quizzes. Setting answer restrictions is one of the overlooked features of Microsoft Forms. Creating answer restrictions allows you to… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Tea...

How to Create QR Codes for Google Forms

Now that Google has shutdown Goo.gl many people have been looking for a new way to create QR codes for Google Forms. Goo.gl was convenient because you could shorten a URL and get a QR code in one… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teac...

Join Me This Afternoon for a Live Q&A

Tomorrow at 4pm Eastern Time I’ll be going live on my YouTube channel to answer another round of questions from readers like you. If you have a question about educational technology that you’d like me… Read the whole entry...

In Search Of Utopia: Why Is There So Little Utopian Fiction?

Dystopian fiction has waxed and waned and fractured into subgenres over the past few years—but where is all the contemporary utopian fiction? Author Sayde Scarlett discusses. I’ve always been fascinated by what the future holds. As a ...

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