DIY Smithsonian Mini Exhibits

The Smithsonian Learning Lab is an excellent resource for social studies and language arts teachers. I’ve been using and recommending

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Two Ways to Quickly Create Transcripts of YouTube Videos

About a week ago I hosted a webinar for an organization that hired me this summer and in the summer

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New Google Classroom and Google Meet Updates to Note

This afternoon Google announced the launch of some helpful new Google Classroom features. Some of these were teased back in

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Novels on Location and an Ocean of Books

On Monday I featured three ways to explore the news through maps. I like the idea of using maps to

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Three Ways to Explore the News Through Maps

One of the things that I liked about the old version of CNN Student News is that it almost always

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A Few Short Lessons About Sharks for Shark Week

This week is Discovery’s annual Shark Week. All week long the Discovery Channel and it’s affiliated channels will broadcast all

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The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where the sun is yet to come up and the air feels cool. I hate to

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A Timeline for Transitioning to the "New" Version of Google Sites

The new version of Google Sites has been out since 2016 and since 2016 Google has continually told users that

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A New Way to Make Sure People Can View Your Videos in Google Slides

One of the common mistakes that people make when inserting their own videos into a Google Slides presentation is forgetting

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Watch Out for This Sneaky Email Scam – And a Super-techy Lesson on Email

On Monday I wrote about an email scam that tries to trick people into thinking they have violated a photographer’s

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Don't Fall for This Image Attribution Scam

Anyone who has followed my blog for a year or more knows that I am nothing if not vigilant in

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Lessons on Map Projections

The maps pages and education pages of the USGS should be bookmarked by anyone who teaches geography. One of my

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The Week in Review – The Most Popular Posts

Good evening from Maine where the sun has set on a beautiful summer day. I hope that you are having

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The Month in Review – The Most Popular Posts in July

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s the last day of July. It feels like just last week I

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Five Things I'm Excited About for the New School Year

Yesterday morning I wrote about how I’m preparing for the worst for the new school year and my nervousness about

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Phidgets – A Fun, Free, Hands-on Way to Learn Python, Java, and More

Disclosure: Phidgets is an advertiser on this blog. As the new school year approaches Phidgets is one new thing that

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Preparing for the Worst With Zoom, Dual Monitors, Microphones, and More

In the last couple of weeks I’ve received a bunch of emails and Tweets from people who are panicking about

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Historical Scene Investigations – A Great Way to Get Students to Use Primary Sources

Historical Scene Investigation is one of my favorite resources for U.S. History teachers and students. I’ve used it and referred

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The Week in Review – So Many Webinars

Good morning from Maine where I’m sitting on my back porch drinking coffee and watching the fog clear out of

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A Challenging Battles and Heritage Map Game

Geoquiz History Edition is a fun and challenging history game for history buffs. The game works like similar geography games

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