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Setting the Scene

Since the recent writing prompt Creating the Character was a hit, this week’s writing prompt will take a similar approach. Rather than beginning a story by envisioning a character, we will begin with the setting. Creative Writing Prompt: ...

StudentCam 2020 – Student Documentary Contest

Every year C-SPAN hosts the StudentCam video contest for middle school and high school students in the United States. This annual event invites students to produce short videos about current issues… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Te...

How to Add New Fonts to Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Last week Google announced the addition of a new series of fonts that you can add to Google Docs, Slides, Sheets. The new fonts are called Lexend fonts. They are designed to improve reading speed by… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

Truth or Lie Comics – A Lesson Plan

Pixton is a service that teachers and students can use to create comic strips by selecting customizable drawings and adding them into comic frames. This enables even those of us who don’t have any… Read the whole entry at FreeTe...

64 Years of Presidential Campaign Commercials – A Lesson Plan

In a little more than one year from now we’ll be casting ballots for President of the United States. That means for the next year we’ll see campaign commercials online and on television. Campaign… Read the whole entry at F...

Is Hybrid Publishing Right For You?

Are you a bit mystified with the book publishing process? Jennifer Scroggins, executive vice president of the hybrid press KiCam projects, explains what hybrid publishing can do for authors. Hybrid, or author-subsidized, publishing is the n...

14 Neil Gaiman Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 14 Neil Gaiman quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Good Omens, American Gods, and Coraline. In these quotes, Gaiman covers dreams, fairy tales, success, nightmares, and more. Neil Gaiman is an English writer who...

How to Use Socratic by Google

Last week Google announced the release of an updated version of the Socratic app. Socratic is now owned by Google and is therefore called Socratic by Google in the app store. The free iPhone and iPad… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

8 Epic Tools to Try This School Year – A Podcast With Vicki Davis

A few weeks ago I Vicki Davis invited me to be a guest on her fantastic 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. As the title implies, in the podcast I shared an overview of eight educational technology tools that… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

The Week in Review – Originality, Audio, and Clocks

Good afternoon from rainy South Paris, Maine. Even though the weather was less than ideal for a bike ride I went out for ride to exercise this morning. Along the way I saw a red leaf on a maple tree…. Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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