Skip to content

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. nearpod1The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.


A database of 26 million, freely usable media files and more coming every day. Anyone can contribute. They have images, sounds, and videos for you to use Just check whether the artist wants you to acknowledge them, a few do.

They have several contests a month on different topics to get exceptional pictures for their site. You or your students may want to enter.


emazeSelect a professionally designed free template and get started creating your own emaze presentation. If you are tired of PowerPoint but still want to present a high quality visual show for your audience, then give emaze a try. Install the emaze viewer to watch your presentations offline.


cardJust in time for Mother's Day, I wanted to share this simple idea of using powerpoint* to create a greeting card. Not only will students be creating something that their mothers will love, but learning some technology skills! The complete directions are found here.

* This project can also be made using Google Slides.


Do you want to make your own infographics for your students? Maybe you want your students to make an infographic to share what they have learned or are learning about a topic> This articleby Piktochart provides some great tips and provides 6 basic layouts for your use. They help point you in the right direction for the type of chart you will need for your information.

Layout Cheat Sheet

As more and more teachers and students are using Google, this site might be helpful.  Google Guide

pic4tt1There are instructions for lots of specific areas of Google forms, docs, drawing, slides, and sheets. don't forget to check our list of sites found along the right column of this blog: Google Apps for Education.

Google Guide