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Five Places to Find Free Music and Sounds for Multimedia Projects

From adding music to a slideshow to adding sound effects to videos to bumper music for podcasts, there are plenty of classroom projects that require free audio files. If you find yourself or your students in need of some free music or sound...

The 9-Minute Novelist

Strapped for writing time? Fret no more: This incremental approach will lead you from first draft to finished manuscript in no time. Learn how to write a novel in mere minutes a day. Writing a novel is a complicated equation involving a lot...

NaNoWriMo Begins! 30 Tips for Conquering Your 30-Day Writing Challenge

Taking on a 30-day writing challenge this month? Here, 30 veterans share their best NaNoWriMo tips and advice for finishing the month strong. Somehow I have convinced myself to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. It’s n...

11 Halloween Lesson Resources

Halloween is just two days away. If you’re looking for some Halloween-themed lessons, take a look at the following resources that I featured earlier this month. All About Poe In Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe? students ...

PicLits – Using Pictures to Inspire Creative Writing

PicLits is an excellent site for finding creative writing prompts. PicLits aims to provide inspiration for writing short stories. PicLits tries to reach this goal by providing users with images upon which they can build ...

Cross-Pollination: The Future Is Genre-Blending

The future is genre-blending, and it’s in full bloom. Here’s why your next novel shouldn’t fit neatly into any one pot. Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing on top of a grassy hill. Spread out before you is a vast meadow of w...

JotForm – A Better Way to Create Online Forms

Disclosure: JotForm is an advertiser on FreeTech4teachers.com If you have ever looked at a form on a web page and thought, “I’d like my forms to look like that,” then JotForm is the service you need to try. JotForm is a se...

Case Maker – Civics Lessons Built on Primary Sources

Case Maker is a free service designed for middle school social studies teachers and their students. Case Maker uses primary sources from the Library of Congress as the basis of activities in which students have to build a case in response t...

Immersive Idea Generation: Going on a Story Field Trip

Ahead of NaNoWriMo and the WD Novel Writing Conference (Oct. 26-28), Grant Faulkner shares a great technique for gathering excellent details for your story: a “story field trip”—an imaginative scavenger hunt to gather details, sensory...

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Formatting: Limit of Chapter Length, and Can your First Chapter Exclude your #1 Character?

I disagree with the idea that it’s always best to just press on and keep writing. I’m sure that technique works for some, but it doesn’t generally work for me. Not with the first chapter, especially. It’s in the firs...

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