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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Week In Review - Winter Fun!

Good morning from the Free Technology for Teachers world headquarters in Woodstock, Maine. By the time that many of you read this I will on my way to Tomhegan Wilderness Camps for my annual ice fishing trip with a group of teachers from my school district. This is the beginning of a vacation week or at least a long weekend for many teachers. If that is the case for you, I hope that you have a great vacation.

Regular posts will continue to appear while I'm on my trip as I have scheduled posts for the next four days.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. ScreenCastify - A Screencasting Option That Works on Chromebooks
2. Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive
3. Why Visuals Matter In Storytelling
4. Word Tamer - An Interactive Journey in Creative Writing
5. 26 Videos About the Science of the Winter Olympics
6. AirPano - Gorgeous 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the World
7. Fun With Bad Math In Pictures

Would you like to come learn with me in Maine this summer?
Click here to learn more about the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp.

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The Science of Nervousness and Stage Fright

We all experience nervousness in some aspect of our lives. For some people standing on stage makes them nervous and for others the thought of making small talk at a social event makes them nervous. What makes us nervous? And what happens to our bodies when we're nervous? The following video from ASAP Science answers those questions and more.


Applications for Education
After watching the ASAP Science video on nervousness, continue the lesson with this TED-Ed lesson on stage fright and how to deal with it.

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