Saturday, February 10, 2018

Free Webinar - Inquiry-based Learning and the Fire Lab

Join on Monday at 3pm EST for a free webinar about inquiry-based learning. The webinar, sponsored by Xplorlabs by Underwriters Laboratories, will feature strategies for using inquiry-based learning, the role of the teacher in inquiry-based learning, and research on the benefits of inquiry-based learning. We'll take a look at how Xplorlabs's Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence online learning experience can be used in an inquiry-based learning setting.

Click here to register for this free webinar. 

Yes, it will be recorded! The recording will be posted here on Free Technology for Teachers the next day. You don't need to email me to get the recording.

Olympics, STEM, and Quizzes - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where I'm sitting inside my newly heated barn which is becoming office space, slowly. Getting the heat working was the most important step in the process because now I can finish mudding, taping, and painting the walls. I'll be spending the day working on that project. It's not exactly fun, but there is a feeling of satisfaction that comes with finishing a job like this. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope that you're doing something fun too.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 16 Videos About the Science of Winter Olympics Sports
2. Free Hands-on STEM Lesson Plans and Projects
3. A Large Collection of Virtual Chemistry Labs and Lessons
4. 5 Observations Students Can Record With Google's Science Journal App
5. 7 Ways to Create Screencasts on Chromebooks - Updated for 2018
6. These Google Docs Add-ons Make It Easy to Find Public Domain Images
7. How to Create a Multimedia Quiz With Microsoft Forms

New Online Learning Opportunities
This week on Practical Ed Tech I announced the relaunch of my online course titled From Blog to Job. This is a course for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to earn an income from blogging. 

The Ed Tech Starter Kit contains my most popular professional development webinars in one package. You'll get access to these webinars at 50% off the cost of purchasing them individually. 

Book Me for Your Conference
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