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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....

Announcing Walter Mosley, Central Keynote at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

Writer’s Digest is proud to formally announce the legendary Walter Mosley as this year’s Writer’s Digest Annual Conference central keynote. Novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley is one of the most powerful and prolific...

Solve Me Puzzles – Play or Create Math Puzzles

Solve Me Puzzles is a free site provided by the nonprofit Education Development Center. The site offers free math puzzles for students to play and templates for teachers to use to create math puzzles. Solve Me Puzzles features three basic p...

Ptable – Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

There are lots of websites offering interactive or dynamic periodic tables. One that has been around for many years now is Ptable. Ptable is an interactive display of the Periodic Table of Elements. Place your mouse pointer over a...

My Top Six Sources of Public Domain Media

One of the questions that readers ask me on regular basis is, “where can I find images that my students can use in their projects?” Less frequently, but still fairly often I’m asked the same question about audio and video ...

ClassPulse – Gather Feedback from Students

ClassPulse is a new entry into the crowded market of polling and messaging apps for schools. I learned about the app through Audrey Watters’ weekly round-up of education news and then I gave the app a try on my Android phone. Audrey d...

Anchor 3.0 Provides an Easy Way to Create Podcasts

Anchor is a free service for creating podcasts on your phone or on your laptop. When the service started it was just a simple app that let you record short (two minutes or less) episodes to publish on the Anchor network. Over the last coupl...

The Built-in Google Docs Features Starter Pack

I test and write about a lot of Google Docs Add-ons and built-in features. But you certainly don’t need to use all of them. In fact, I’m often asked for a list of the “must-know” features instead of all of the “...

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...

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