Ed Tech

PowerPoint Timer Slides

PowerPoint Timer Slides are decks that automatically count down, advancing without clicking. They’re great for teachers who want students to be able to track progress and manage their time. This kind of structure can be helpful to all students, but especially for those students who have emerging executive function skills

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Wheel of Choice Free Download

This simple yet cool one-slide PowerPoint lets you “spin” a wheel, and it even includes a satisfying “spinny” sound. Uses, you ask? choose teams choose assignments select number of seconds or minutes or times something will be done anything requiring an element of randomness take the place of dice in

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MemeCreator.org Tutorial

Memes are so popular and useful, which is a great combo if you know how to create them. In this tutorial, I’ll share the easy, free way to create memes using MemeCreator.org, a free online program. The site looks like this when you get there, and I’ll show you what to

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How to Find Puzzle Resources in Five Minutes

January 29th is National Puzzle Day! When I was the Youth & Education Ambassador at Mensa, I gathered these puzzle resources for bright kiddos. First, here are ten riddles to get yourself in the mood for lots of puzzle fun. Our favorite place to find family jigsaw puzzles is Cobble

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Who Else Wants Great Free Images?

If you have ever anguished over finding just the right image for your presentation or your blog or your handout or for your students to use or for your social media conversations, anguish no more. I’m sharing my go-to sites for finding copyright- and royalty-free images that look great. I’ll

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The Geek Olympics: Resources for Teachers

When watching the Olympics, are you more interested in the physics behind the jumps than the sequins on the ice skaters’ costumes? If so, have we got some ideas and resources for you. Over on our @MensaGT Twitter account, we got a request for Olympic-themed activities for bright kids, so

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Chess Resources for Young Players

Chess is über-popular. How do I know? I tried to come up with a handful of resources about it for young players and spent two hours just clicking links without even reading content. This is not a comprehensive list, but it will hopefully give novices and more committed players some ideas

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Step Away from the Bullet Points

Brian Housand and I have a thing about presentation design. We like it to be like meat from a disreputable source: well done. At the TAGT conference last week, we presented together on this idea, and our slide deck is available, along with the handout from the presentation. I’ve embedded

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Infusing Technology into the Classroom: A Beginner’s Guide

Have you wanted to infuse your classroom with more technology? Or perhaps you’d like to make your home more edu-tech friendly. Whatever your purpose, I’ve created a simple guide for infusing technology into the classroom/homeschool room without overwhelming you! It’s two short pages, with lots of tips and great resources.

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