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Practical Ed Tech Tip from Richard Byrne – Create Short Comic Stories

By |2016-11-07T10:57:40-05:00October 22nd, 2015|App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

  Richard Byrne is a popular blogger who, based on his teaching experience, creates films on using a variety of apps and online tools in the classroom.  The Inquiry Process website has compiled many online tools and apps that allow students to present the information that they've found in very imaginative ways, one of which is the

Free Technology for Teachers Suggests 5 Good Ways to Send Text Notifications to Students & Parents

By |2016-11-07T10:57:43-05:00May 26th, 2015|App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

Source: Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Ways to Send Text & Push Notifications to Students & Parents - A Handout This isn't the first time that I've posted a link to Richard Byrne's wonderful blog, Free Technology for Teachers. It's one of my favourite sources for finding free online tools and apps

Inklewriter for Interactive Story Telling

By |2016-11-07T10:57:45-05:00April 1st, 2015|App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

For teachers who are looking for a way to mix creativity, computer skills and storytelling, there is a new and free app called Inklewriter.  According to the web site: The inklewriter lets you write as you play, branching the story with choices, and then linking those branches back together again. It keeps track of which

Apps to Help Students Study

By |2015-03-10T14:10:46-04:00March 10th, 2015|App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

Photo via Flickr Creative Commons by UBC Learning Commons Edudemic recently posted about cool tools to help distracted students get down to work in The Five Best Study Aid Apps.  In fact, they even list an app called Self Control.  Apparently, technology can help the "Distracted Generation" concentrate.  For example, Self Control allows

Free Apps for Black History Month

By |2015-02-11T10:14:56-05:00February 11th, 2015|App Reviews, Blog Posts|

School Library Journal just tweeted a link to a column that lists a few good apps/e-books on the Civil Rights movement in the United States. This might interest teachers who use such books as To Kill a Mockingbird in their classes. Here's the link to SLJ's post: The March Goes On.

App Review: Popplet

By |2016-11-09T09:24:09-05:00October 18th, 2012|App Reviews, Blog Posts, Cool Tools|

I have been researching and exploring new apps that can be used for information literacy education. I recently discovered Popplet and think it's fabulous! Out of all the mind mapping and brainstorming apps this one is so far my favorite! It is user friendly and intuitive. It allows you to organize your thoughts, ideas, text,

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