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Free Tools for Designing and Printing Posters

This morning one of my Facebook friends lamented the arrival of a “back to school” display at our local grocery store. Last week I got my first “back to school” email. It came from a classroom supplies and classroom decorations vendor. So I guess it’s time to at least entertain the thought of getting classrooms...

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How to Create Sorting & Matching Games

Last week I showed a group of teachers how to use the MIT App Inventor. One asked me if it could be used to create a memory game. It certainly could be used to make a memory game. In fact, I have a student who is working on doing that right now. It’s a great exercise...

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Video: The Solar System to Scale

I guess I’ve been a bit of a space kick lately as over the weekend I shared an augmented reality app about spacecraft and yesterday I featured the NASA selfies app. This morning I found an interesting video about creating a true-to-scale model of the solar system. The video is titled To Scale: The Solar...

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Great Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

While play is an essential way we learn throughout life, it’s especially important for young kids. In early childhood education — specifically in preschool and kindergarten classrooms — play is an indispensable learning tool because it allows kids to explore and begin to make sense of their world safely. These playful apps run the gamut...

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How to Virtually Place Yourself in Front of Any Landmark With Free Image Editing Tools

Remove.bg is a free tool that will automatically remove the background from selfie-style pictures. Pixabay and Unsplash are good places to find free pictures of world landmarks. Google Slides is an easy-to-use tool for layering two pictures together to create a new one. Combine all three of those tools and you can virtually place yourself...