Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cash For New Year’s Contest on TeachwithTech’s Facebook Page!

TEACHERS – Cash for New Year’s Contest! TeachwithTech is giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky teacher!

Here’s how to enter to WIN:

1. Love, Like, Wow or Comment on this Facebook Post…
2. Click the Link below to enter the contest…
The giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on Monday January 1st.
The winning teacher will be announced on January 1st.

Kahoot NEW Nickname Generator – No More Naughty Nicknames!


Most of us have experienced problems with naughty nicknames while trying to play Kahoot with our classes. Also, sometimes students get overly creative coming up with names and it takes a long time for everyone to join. Kahoot has a new feature to simplify your hosting experience – their nickname generator!




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TeachwithTech has been blogging and sharing lots of EdTech content on our Facebook Page and we have grown to over 4000 Followers and Likes! If you are on Facebook, please check out and follow our page to get more updated posts about Educational Technology.


Holiday Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make holiday pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• Students can make a Snowman, Holiday Tree, Present, Santa or another Holiday / Christmas object of their choice. Note: Step-by-step instructions are included for the Snowman and Holiday Tree. After they complete these pictures, students can then make another object of their choice.

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Holiday Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

Download YouTube Video For Your Classroom

• These instructions shows you how to download YouTube videos for free using

Download YouTube Video Guide

• These videos will download in smaller file format sizes but will work fine for most purposes
Note: does advertise the option to download videos in larger file sizes for a cost of $19.99. I have not purchased this option so I am not recommending that you spend your money on it. Please research this paid option if you feel it is a feature you would like to utilize.


Future Tech Videos & Questions

This resource has been completely updated with new dynamic videos and questions! These videos are suitable for most grade levels and are designed to spark curiosity and discussion. One thing I have found in my ten years of teaching is that kids love seeing videos about new gadgets and technology related stuff. Show one of these dynamic videos at the beginning of class to grab student attention and promote discussion. Tie the video topic to your particular course of instruction. For example, many of these videos could be used for writing assignments.


12 New Videos and Questions have been added to this resource…

1. Smart Contact Lenses
2. Electronic Ink Temporary Tattoos
3. Digital Sneakers
4. Vespa Robotic Orb
5. Future of Flirting
6. Hyperloop Tube
7. Scuba Dive Tankless
8. Doodling Robot
9. Water Animation
10. Facial Recognition Toilet Paper Dispenser
11. 3D Printed Home
12. No Snooze Alarm Clock

Links to resources…

Future Tech Videos & Questions #1

Future Tech Videos & Questions #2

EdTech Websites Certificates & Checklist

• This resource contains a checklist collection of over 50 educational technology websites divided into categories and certificates
• Over the past 12 years, my students have successfully utilized most of these amazing websites to enhance their learning
• Use the checklist as a way to find the appropriate tech tool for the job and to keep track of EdTech websites you have utilized in class
• Print or keep the electronic PNG format certificates as a way to demonstrate the tools you have implemented in your classroom
• Include the checklist and certificates in your teaching portfolio to share with a principal/administrator during discussions, evaluations or interviews


#1. Presentation Software
Prezi, Powtoon, Haiku Deck, Slatebox

#2. Design Software
Glogster, Canva, Piktochart, Autodraw

#3. Comics
Comic Life, Pixton, GoAnimate, Bitmoji

#4. Writing Stories
Storybird, StoryboardThat, WriteReader, MyStorybook

#5. Classroom Management
ClassBadges, ClassDojo, Google Timer, BouncyBalls, Edmodo, Classclimate, CheckItOut

#6. Video Editors
Animoto, WeVideo, MovieMaker

#7. Website Builders
Weebly, Wix, Google Sites

#8. Games
Factile, Kahoot, Random Name Game

#9. Interactive Tools
KidBlog, Peergrade, Quizlet, Kami, Lucidchart, Flippity, Padlet, Mural, Popplet, PicMonkey, SurveyMonkey, Letter Generator, Thinglink, Trading Card Generator

#10. Google Tools
Hangouts, Cast For Education, Maps, Groups, Fonts, Calendar, Photos, OpenClipArt

#11. Office and Google
Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Google Classroom

Note: You will receive a PowerPoint (editable) and PDF version of this resource.


This resource contains Certificates for the following educational technology resources…

1. Animoto
2. AutoDraw
3. Bitmoji
4. BouncyBalls
5. Canva
6. ClassBadges
7. ClassDojo
8. ComicLife
9. Edmodo
10. Factile
11. Flippity
12. Glogster
13. GoAnimate
14. Google Classroom
15. Google Drive
16. Google My Maps
17. Google Sites
18. Google Timer
19. Haiku Deck
20. Kahoot
21. Kami
22. Kidblog
23. Letter Generator
24. Lucidchart
25. Microsoft Office
26. Movie Maker
27. Mural
28. MyStoryBook
29. Padlet
30. Peergrade
31. PicMonkey
32. Piktochart
33. Pixton
34. Popplet
35. PowToon
36. Prezi
37. Quizlet
38. Random name Picker
39. Storybird
40. StoryboardThat
41. SurveyMonkey
42. Trading Card Generator
43. Weebly
44. WeVideo
45. Wix
46. WriteReader

Link to resource…

EdTech Websites & Certificates

Google Drawings using Shapes to Make a Lego Character

This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing Lego picture.

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Google Drawings using Shapes to Make a Lego Character

Trading Card Creator

Create a Trading Card for a book character, historical person, athlete, celebrity, entrepreneur, singer, musician or actor/actress.
• Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge students to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television.
• By answering a series of questions, students zero in on what’s obvious and not so obvious about a character or person. Not only will they describe the character’s appearance and actions, but also probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.
• The cards also offer a chance for students to consider their own impressions: What is likeable or not likeable about a character and what personal connections might students make?

Click on the link below to check it out…

Trading Card Creator