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FAQs About Tomorrow’s Video Projects Webinar

Tomorrow at 4pm Eastern Time I am hosting a webinar that is titled 5 Video Projects for Almost Every Classroom. As I write this, 25 people are registered and I’ve answered a bunch of questions from readers who are interested in regist...

Why I’ve Stopped Making My Public Google Docs Printable

In a word, theft. In the last couple of weeks I’ve published a handful of charts that compare the features of popular ed tech resources. The most recent of those is this chart of 12 alternatives to Google Image search. I publish the c...

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 431

For today’s prompt, write a refresh poem. Last week’s prompt was to write an annoyance poem; so this might be a great time to hit the refresh (or re-set) button. Take a deep breath. Count to 10. Write a poem. ***** Order the Poet’s Ma...

Why I Write Poetry: Candace Kubinec

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Candace Kubinec, w...

Dig CC Mixter – Find Music for Your Next Video Project

In this week’s tip of the week newsletter I featured sources of public domain and Creative Commons licensed videos. I’ve had a couple of people reply with questions about using music in multimedia projects. Just because a song i...

How to Use Padlet’s New Broadcast Feature

Padlet has been on a roll with new updates over the last year. The latest feature added to Padlet makes it easier than ever to share your Padlet walls with your students and colleagues. Now when you’re using Padlet on your Android or ...

12 Alternatives to Google Image Search – Comparison Chart

Unless they’re introduced to other options, Google Images tends to be the default image search tool for students and adults. Google Images is convenient, but it’s not the best place for students to find images that are in the pu...

Three Free iPad Apps for Creating Animated Movies

Last night I answered an email from a reader who was looking for a free alternative to Tellagami. Tellagami hasn’t been updated to work with iOS 11 so if you’ve updated your iPad, the app won’t work. Tellagami says that an...

Lucky Day

photo by Irene Dávila on Unsplash Writing Prompt: You’re making your way down a cobbled street when a stocky, red-bearded man beckons you into an alley. He reaches into his coat, produces a locket on a long gold chain, and hands it to yo...

How Writing Helped Me Transform from Worrier to Warrior

by Mariagrazia Buttitta With a blink of an eye, I watched as my 14-year-old dreams vanished. For the first time in my life, I felt that I was in a nosedive toward rock bottom—with no parachute. No reason to live. And suddenly… I became ...

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