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Three Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips

This afternoon I received an email from a reader who was trying to help one of her colleagues with a classroom video project. They wanted to know if it was possible to download YouTube videos or to make a screencast of a YouTube video to th...

Check Out My Redesigned G Suite for Teachers Course

Back in January I released my popular Getting Going With G Suite course in an on-demand version that I called G Suite for Teachers. Dozens of people have taken the course in the last two months. Based on the feedback that I have received, I...

Failed a Test or Exam?! Stay Calm and Follow the Fail Forward Framework

Disclaimer: If you’re going skim this article, I recommend stealing from the pro tips sections at the very least. Last year, my cousin Zoe—a first-year McMaster student—sent me a panicked text message. She was freaking out about faili...

7 Options for Creating Timelines Online – An Updated Comparison Chart

Making timelines is a go-to activity for many social studies teachers. When I made timelines as a student and in my first year or two of teaching, timelines were made on paper. Today, there are better ways to have students create timelines....

Ten Ideas for Classroom Podcasts

On Sunday I published a video that shows how quickly and easily you can create a podcast on Anchor.fm. If you watched the video and you’re ready to get started, your next step is probably to generate ideas for your classroom podcast. ...

Writing a Trilogy: Essential Tips for Crafting a Three-Part Series

By Dan Koboldt Writing a trilogy or a multi-book series has numerous advantages, especially for writers of genre fiction. From an efficiency standpoint, it allows authors to tell multiple stories using the same characters and world. It also...

Interview: The Oscar-Nominated Writers Behind The Disaster Artist (Part One)

Screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter dig into details about the development and writing behind their Oscar-nominated comedy, The Disaster Artist. Scott Neustadter, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, and Michael Weber at AFI Fest 2017....

10 Ways to Overcome Lonely Writer Syndrome

[embedded content]  One of the downsides to becoming a fulltime author or writer is that, by its very nature, writing can be a very lonely business. Typically, it’s just you and a computer, shut off from the rest of the world, all alone ...

Comparison and Explanation of Classroom Blog Services

On Friday I shared ideas for managing academic blogs. If you haven’t started a blog yet, choosing the right blogging platform can help you manage your classroom blog in the long run. Before we answer the question of which blog pl...

Finding Your Squad: 4 Benefits of Joining a Critique Group

By Tami Charles Deadlines. Writer’s block. Admin duties. We all know the drill. This “writing life” ain’t easy, nor is it glamorous! Take me. Exhibit A. As a full-time writer, I wake up daily at around 4 a.m. to work. Half-awake. Fo...

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