Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall


It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. Unpaywall promises to find the open access version of an article 50% of the time, and this librarian (blogging as liddylib) tested it and found it to be so.

A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 9, 2015 Not having enough time to read a long article? Too LongDidn’t Read (TLDR) does the job for you and provides you with a condensed summary of the main ideas of the article. We more. reading tools

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Newsela Brings Leveled Current Events Articles to iPads

Class Tech Tips

Newsela is now available for iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and makes it easy for students and teachers to locate leveled news articles. Newsela’s new iOS app lets readers find “just-right” current events articles.

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)


Installed as a free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome , Unpaywall allows searchers to legally access full-text research papers from its index of ten million, legally loaded, open-access articles. Note that the Nature article here would cost $32 to read on

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles


Each of these 20 English Language Arts-oriented articles (dating back to 2012) has enjoyed thousands of reads since it was first published at MiddleWeb.

Top Fourteen Articles for Back to School

Ask a Tech Teacher

To help you adjust, here are the Top Ten articles on putting technology into your back-to-school plans: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School. 5 Tools To Shake up the New Year. 3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons.

Using Your Kindle Tablet App and Chrome 'Send to Kindle' Extension to Read Web Articles

The 21st Century Principal

Having a Kindle means I don''t have to lug around stacks of books or articles to read. One of these options are Chrome extensions that make getting web articles to your Kindle or in your Kindle app almost as easy as clicking on a button.

A New Tool to Help You Access Paywalled Research Articles for Free

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 17, 2017 One of the biggest concerns of student researchers and academics is access to scientific knowledge stored in the form of journal articles. Many of these articles are not more. Chrome extensions

12 Most Popular Education Articles of 2011 via Teach Hub


Click Here to Check out 12 Amazing Articles from 2011. education articles teach hub

10 Digital Citizenship Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top digital citizenship resources according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft. How to Teach 3rd Graders About Digital Citizenship. How the Internet Neighborhood is Like Any Other Community.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed


I recently wrote an article for a journal. Click here for the full article. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING.

Update from An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. Having trouble navigating Twitter?

TIME For Kids Classroom App for Interactive Current Events Articles

Class Tech Tips

You may know TIME For Kids from their classroom magazine and now their Classroom App makes it easy to view current events articles on a tablet. Their app for iPads can help students build digital literacy skills while learning about current events and reading high quality informational text.

Responding to @alicekeeler’s article on memorizing math facts & @joboaler’s book #mathchat


Below are my thoughts in response to Alice Keeler’s I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not. Alice Keeler’s post really spoke to me. I’m not a fan of memorizing *anything* in math. I know not everyone agrees with me on this one, but this is how I feel. I never could memorize anything. I still can’t. Like Alice Keeler, I was terrible at timed math assessments in elementary school.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class. Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6. Celebrate Pi With Your Students.

Online Learning - Myths and Realities -- an article, an interactive report card, and the full report

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Came across this fascinating article by Edudemic this morning: The Biggest Myths (And Realities) Of Online Learning Here''s the extremely cool interactive Report Card (which might take a little while to load) Check out the full report: 2012 Digital Learning Report Card.

When Students Curate Current Events Articles


A MiddleWeb Blog One of my favorite activities to help students understand the richness of the news is also one of the simplest. I often do it at the beginning of the year, but you could do it... Current Events Future of History curation current events middle grades rich discussion Sarah Cooper weekly current events


NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

Last week, the New York Times ran an article on Kahoot, an online quiz system from Norway being played in some schools. The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.”.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017


Articles Featured Online Learning Social Media Trends classroom featured Professional Development resources twitter

My article for Teach Primary Magazine 


The article was about a range of tech tools that make assessment a whole lot easier. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article. I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine.

Writing Article About Virtual Labs for Major Publication – Want to be Featured?


I’m doing research for an upcoming article for a major higher education periodical about the use of virtual labs in higher education. Are You Using Virtual Labs in Your Classroom? I’ll be. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

10 Skills Modern Teachers Need


Articles Featured How To Online Learning Tools classroom digital tools edtechteacher featured Professional Development teachers technology tips for teachers

Most Read Articles on Ed Tech Guy from past week

Educational Technology Guy

Here are the most read posts from the past week: And don''t forget to check the posts on Friday.They don''t always have time to become the most read, but there are usually some good ones there (and of course check out all of the articles on the site). Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. I''m recovering from injections to my back for my herniated discs and relaxing this weekend.

My article for Teach Primary Magazine: Teaching Using Virtual Reality.


The article explains how to use virtual reality in the classroom. Please subscribe to Teach Primary Magazine to view the full article. I recently wrote for Teach Primary Magazine.

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners


In this article, author and engagement expert Barbara Blackburn looks at five keys that can help teachers build motivation and persistence while also setting high expectations. Articles Motivation Barbara Blackburn Barbara R.

18 New York Times Articles You Should Read Before You Turn 18

Educator Innovator

Four members on the spring Student Council for our partner The New York Times Learning Network curated a list of the best 18 articles on education, happiness, and social awareness that provide advice to youth entering adulthood. “We chose these 18 articles from The Times by first individually sifting through the paper and its archives and picking pieces that resonated. Read the full article at The Learning Network.

5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology


Articles Featured Online Learning Trends classroom classroom technology education educational tools featured lesson ideas online learning online tools technology tips for teachers

Creating the Urgency to Lead Schools Forward


Articles Leadership barriers change crises John Kotter naysayers Ronald Williamson school leaders school reform systematic approach urgency

3 Ways to Encourage Ownership of Learning


Articles Student Voice & Choice Barbara Blackburn student choice student leadership student ownership student voiceUltimately, teachers have the final say in the classroom.

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism


Articles Featured For Students News Social Media apps featured helping students online tools twitterRecent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media.

My article for Edutopia: Engaging Students Through Google Maps.


I recently wrote an article for Edutopia. Click here for the full article. It was about ways Google Maps can be used to inspire students in lessons. Have you used Google Maps in lessons? How did you get on? Let me know by commenting below.

10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017


Articles Tools Trends Updates Videos edtech featured student engagement technology tools web toolsTED Talks are short, informative, and often eye-opening talks given by leaders in their fields addressing all kinds of challenges.

Are You a Tour Guide Teacher or Co-Explorer?


Articles Deeper Learning exploration Genius Hour Gravity Goldberg inquiry pbl student driven learning tour guideDo teachers always need to be the tour guide and plan every step of the learning journey?

My Article For The TES: How to… Overcome classroom technophobia.


I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Click here to view the full article. It was about my experience of technophobia as a teacher and how I overcame it. Have you experienced technophobia? Let me know by commenting below.

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future


Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. Articles Edudemic Favorites Featured Popular 21st century 21st Century Learners featured global education We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins. Education has traditionally focused […].

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News


Articles Media Literacy 2016 Presidential election analytical skills fake news Frank Baker Frank W.

How I Finally Figured Out Collaborative Writing


Articles Collaborative Writing 21st century skills Amber Chandler Amber Rain Chandler collaborative writing google docs grading group work teamwork working in groups

The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise


Articles Praise appropriate Barbara Blackburn effort expectations independence positive praise sincereMost educators use praise in their classrooms. However, students can interpret praise positively or negatively and teachers need to know the difference.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?


Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterThe rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. How does that effect writing skills?

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom


Articles Tools Trends classroom technology debate digital tools edtech featured technologyUsing technology in the classroom is one of those issues that makes it easy to be a fence sitter. It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it. Most teachers find a happy medium with technology—it’s useful in some situations, […].