TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Web-based science stations

Today, we are sharing a science lesson (from David Wetzel) featuring web-based stations from Suite 101. Note that once you involve web-based activities in your stations, differentiation becomes even easier. Instead of providing a range of materials to meet different needs, you can simply have different learners access different web resources.

Freedom Riders resource collection

If you are highlighting change agents during your Black History Month studies, be sure to check out  the PBS Freedom Riders website. This site is incredible and contains dozens of resources, lesson ideas, video clips, and visuals. You can even watch the PBS special right on the website. The best part of the this page […]


On occasion, we will feature some applications for smartphones and tablets that are available for purchase from Apple iTunes and Google Android stores.  Today we’ll feature Starwalk, available through iTunes for both iPhone and iPad (SkyMap is a similar application for Android devices).  Many learners are fascinated with the stars, planets, and other objects in […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Personalizing instruction with tech

No matter what you teach, you should be checking out these great tips on creating personalized learning experiences with technology. Edutopia has so many outstanding articles on differentiation. This one is short, simple, and right on target.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Get the 411 on the QR

Cell phones are everywhere these days and they can be an unwelcome annoyance in the classroom.  Rather than discourage phone usage, take advantage of these tools by integrating QR codes into lessons.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Google News Timelines

This post has been due for a while. Last week as I was busy implementing the CRM software in my business which I found on, I was unable to post this post. So today’s Tech Tuesday today is a real gem from Google. The Google News Timeline was selected primarily for social studies teachers, […]

Virtual manipulatives for K-12 math

Today’s selection, The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, is an NSF supported project that began a decade ago to develop a library of interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives for the teaching and learning of mathematics.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Politics for the digital generation

With the election coming up, we found an informative resource that focuses on available electronic resources. Visit Politics Meets Civic Literacy for lots of app ideas, media links, videos, student-created materials, and general information for your students. Some of these resources would be great to share with families so that students can learn about elections […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Family blogging afternoon

In blogging classrooms, there are so many opportunities to read, write, create, share, and express. If you invite parents into the classroom to learn about blogging, students will also be able to hone communication skills as well as show off skills they have that mom and dad may not! The “family blogging afternoon” described on […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Terrific tutorials to try

I cannot wait to try today’s idea in the classroom. Student tutorials go into our “why didn’t I think of this” file! Kim Cofino of always learning has a great blog and a wealth of tech-related ideas. You have to check out her post on video student tutorials. Although, Kim shares that this isn’t her […]