Storytelling with Keynote: iBook Guide

Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator April Requard has just released a fantastic guide to storytelling with Keynote.  In her iBook, The Key(note) of Storytelling , April shows readers how they can use this powerful tool in their classroom.  The completely free iBook includes information for teachers that they can use when designing learning activities for their students. If…

The Virtual High School: Global Online Classrooms

One of the exciting things about the increased availability of educational technology is how it’s changing the way we think about traditional classrooms. The Virtual High School has created global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators.  They offer Advanced Placement classes, unique electives, and STEM courses. As one of the first in the field, The Virtual…

Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices for combining high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in a…

Classroom, Inc. Literacy Games with Real World Connections

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit that makes literacy learning games and project-based activities connected to the real world.  Designed for middle school and early high school students, their content is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in both reading and writing.  Classroom, Inc.’s newest game series “Read to Lead” integrates leadership skills such as critical thinking, decision making, and problem…