Category: Make!

Meet a Tech Savvy Teacher: Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer is an Instructional Coach for Bettendorf Middle School. He has been in education for over a decade teaching sixth grade social studies, literature and computer as well as spending many years teaching gifted education in grades 4-8 before taking

The Robots are coming to NCCE 2016!

Student made robots will be invading the vendor floor of NCCE 2016! Mark Ehrhardt, recipient of the Eric Jensen Award at NCCE 2015, and his team will be demonstrating their amazing robots that are sure to blow your mind! Mark will

Student Publishing with LuluJr

Have you ever wanted to work with your students to help them publish a book? If so, LuluJr is a great place to start: My Awesome Publishing Company is a new online platform that gives you all the tools you need

Super Simple Voice Recorder – SpeakPipe

I am constantly on the look out for easy ways to record audio. Over the years my “must have” features have changed to include support for both mobile and desktop recording. SpeakPipe covers it all. From the device of your

The Great Thanksgiving Listen by Storycorps Inc

Would you like an activity for your students that will having them listen while utilizing technology? How about an assignment that with leave your students with a better appreciation of history? If your answer is Yes then you will want

GlassLab Games out of beta!

If you have ever attended one of our 30 in 50 presentations, you know we are fans of the work at GlassLab Games. After multiple years of being an invitation only beta, GlassLab Games is open to everyone. GlassLab Games philosophy: Deep

Candy is Dandy! Cross Curricular Lesson using Google Apps

The following is my lesson from my workshop: Candy is Dandy! Feel free to use this with your students or for professional development. The follow link will bring you to the lesson in Google Docs. If you go to file,

Keep Kids Coding! Alice

This week we are going to look at a much more robust programing environment called Alice. Alice was created at Carnegie Mellon University in the late 90’s as a way to inspire a generation of programers. The platform has evolved

Hour of Code is coming next week!

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview

Shutterfly is launching an amazing classroom resource called Shutterfly Photo Story.  Most of us are familiar with the high quality and fast turn around Shutterfly offers for pictures, picture books, and calendars.  Now, Shutterfly is taking their expertise to empower