Posts tagged #collaboration


Evernote is a free productivity app that allows you to compile all of your notes in one place and export them in a pdf format.  Its simple interface also allows for students to work distraction free.  This app also allows for collaboration amoung students through shared evernote binders.  Evernote also allows for list making and other basic organization tasks.

How it works:

Students create a free evernote account and can take notes directly on their iPad or Tablet.  This is expecially good to use in a classroom, because accounts can be linked and documents can be shared between students.  This would work well for when a student is absent from school.  The app includes word documents and spreadsheets.

Posted on December 7, 2014 .

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Docs and Google Drive allow teachers and students to share and collaborate on files. Users can use the chat function to communicate while they work together on a file—regardless of where they are. There is even a hangout add-on that allows users to communicate via webcam while working on a document. Drive stores files and allows access on any internet-equipped device, including Chromebook and Ipad, which are commonly used in classrooms.

Posted on November 19, 2014 .

Technical Theatre Assistant

Technical Theatre Assistant is an application intended for stage crew members involved in construction. This application allows carpenters to generate cut-lists and diagrams for set pieces and has calculators to help with carpentry tasks. This would be great to help teachers collaborate with students while putting a production together.

The source code for this project is available on Github! Feel free to modify the program to fit your needs, and submit it to me if you think everyone else could benefit.

Posted on November 19, 2014 .



A free, fun, and simple website that can be used by teachers and students. The possibilities are endless. Here are a couple of ways I would use Fakebook in my classroom:

1.) Delivery of Author Biography Information-Instead of lecturing about the life of an author, create a Fakebook page for that author to share with your students. It's a unique and fun way to teach about the life of an author, and student's will be sure to enjoy. Check out my example, William Shakespeare's Fakebook page.

2.) Student Created Character Pages-Instead of creating character maps, students can create a Fakebook page for their assigned characater. It's an assignment that students will be excited about turning in!

Here's how it works:

1.) Go to

2.)Add desired information to Fakebook page (name/birthdate/family/friends/likes/work/etc.)

3.)Upload profile and cover photo.

4.) Post status updates, links, videos, images.

5.) Save you Fakebook page (create a password for you page, so you can edit it later)

6.) Share with students or print handouts!!!

Don't have time to create your own? That's fine! Fakebook has a gallery of previously created Fakebook pages.

Posted on November 3, 2014 .