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Do you enjoy following twitter chats but always feel a step behind because of the slow rate of refresh on your everyday twitter client? Twubs can help. Twubs is a browser-based twitter application that tracks hashtag conversations in real time.

Video creation is a great way to present information in the classroom. GoAnimate provides a fun, animated alternative to traditional video projects.

Using PowerPoint-style presentations in the classroom is nothing new and is a fairly common method of presenting information. Nearpod builds on that paradigm by broadcasting the presentation to mobile devices and web browsers and injecting interactive components.

Photo Peach is a quick and easy online slideshow creator. The website’s minimal design makes for an easy to use and intuitive interface. Slideshows can be shared via link or embedded. There is a paid option that enables teachers to create private student accounts and allows for more customization. Photo Peach’s simplicity distinguishes it from […]

Video conferencing can be a powerful tool for education. You can use these tools to connect distant classrooms, integrate guest speakers, and correspond with students and parents. Google Hangouts is a great addition to the vast world of video conferencing options. Hangouts sets itself apart right away in the fact that it is designed for […]

Do you love the content in your Twitter feed, but don’t care for the aesthetics of reading a twitter feed? Or maybe your Twitter feed is so busy that you have a hard time keeping up with all of the great content. Paper.li can help. Paper.li creates an aesthetically pleasing digital newspaper that pulls from […]

Puppet Pals HD is a free iOS app that lets the user create and record puppet plays. The free version of the app supplies users with a couple of backdrops and a few cartoon puppets. Additional puppets and backdrops can be purchased for a small fee.  Once the backdrop and characters are selected the app […]

Jing is a great screenshot and screencast tool for your Windows or Apple computer. It allows you to take still pictures or video of any aspect of your computer display. The videos can be up to five minutes each and can be shared with one click via screencast.com, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also embed […]

by Paul Cancellieri Assessment and grading are a sort of passion for me.  I spend a lot of time thinking about the assessments I use in my class, from informal exit tickets to full-blown tests.  I start planning every unit with an idea of what the final summative assessment will look like and I work […]

Creating specialized video clips is a great way to present and share content but can be complicated if you are working from multiple computers or trying to create a video as a collaborative project. WeVideo is a cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform that can make this task much easier. WeVideo’s video editor gives you a […]