Category Archives: Educational Resources

10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions … Continue reading

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The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Want to know what your hometown looks like from space, check out NASA’s website “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography from Space.” The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: USGS historical topo maps

Originally posted on History Tech:
Maps are so cool. Historical maps are way more cooler. And online historical maps are even way more cooler. (I like saying way more cooler cause it makes me feel like a rebel.) A couple…

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Should I go to Grad School?

Special thanks to a reader Roy from the University of Arizona submitted to me an excellent infographic that highlights the costs and benefits of enrolling in a graduate program. Many recent college grads are not contemplating this very issue. Check out … Continue reading

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The APPMazing Race: A Great Way to Increase Collaboration and Learning at an Event

Originally posted on Hooked On Innovation:
This year at iPadpalooza we were looking to do something a little different with all that “transition” time in between sessions. Often times, when you attend a conference, you find yourself in complete session-mode.…

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Smarty Pins – Google Maps, geography trivia, and video games

Originally posted on History Tech:
Google Maps. Geography trivia. And video games. Three of my favorite things. And now, they’re all together in one place. Google’s new Smarty Pins. (Get it? Smarty Pants – Smarty Pins? You nutty Google engineers!)…

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NYT – “The Great War: A 100 Year Legacy of World War I” Interactive

My colleague and friend Kate Bloomfield, a teacher in the Social Studies department at Ransom Everglades School, forwarded me this great link for the New York Times: “The Great War: A 100 Year Legacy of World War I.” The website includes … Continue reading

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Why We Went Google Apps

This is reblogged from my guest post on the blog Ed Tech Researcher (a great blog to add to your RSS feed) in Education Week. I will be presenting on this topic at the annual SAIS conference in Atlanta. From time to … Continue reading

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Great Sites for Primary Sources!

As a History Teacher (with a background in archaeology) I understand the relevance and importance of primary sources in the classroom. Primary sources are not solely essays or primary works, but art, photographs, and other avenues of popular culture. Finding primary source documents on … Continue reading

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The Best Museums on Flickr

A photographer friend of mine, Christian Santiago, recently redirected me to Flickr. I remember the Flickr of a few years ago, largely used as a repository for vacation photos. Wow has Flickr grown up! As a Social Studies teacher, I am … Continue reading

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