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How to Create a Distraction-free Video Playlist

A couple of weeks ago I shared a few ways to display videos without the distraction of sidebar content on YouTube and Vimeo. Another way to display videos without the sidebar distractions is to play them through Padlet. In Padlet you can us...

Member Monday: Larry Watters

Last Saturday was a Writers Forum Read Around. That means we have fresh material for our Member Mondays! Our first piece will be from past Writers Forum President Larry Watters. Larry says that since he has stepped down from some positions ...

Five Tools for Creating Animations on Chromebooks

Yesterday’s post about the PuppetMaster app prompted a couple of people to ask me if there is anything similar available for Chromebook use. While I can’t think of anything that is free and exactly like PuppetMaster, here are so...

Enter the Writer’s Digest 12 Days of Books Giveaway

[Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers] Happy holidays from Writer’s Digest, and welcome to our 12 Days of Books Giveaway! Every day from December 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017, we’re giving away a different book ...

Chemistry in Slow Motion

The Periodic Table of Videos produced by The University of Nottingham features a video demonstration of the characteristics of each element in the Periodic Table of Elements. Each element in the Periodic Table displayed on the home pag...

Have No Fear

[Don’t miss your chance to enter the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition—deadline Dec. 15.] When I was in third grade, I was hit in the mouth with a baseball. I’d love to say it was from diving for a grounder or crowding t...

The Great Gingerbread House Project

The weeks leading up to winter break can be a challenging time to keep kids motivated at school. It can feel like you lose precious teaching time because they’re distracted and anxious for the holidays to begin. A weeklong hands-on, cumul...

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

In my first year of teaching in my own classroom, I learned that teaching first grade requires a lot of creativity. It was also pretty clear from the beginning that customizing any classroom for teaching efficiency and student engagement co...

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