Stop, Breathe, Think: Health and Wellness

Stop, Breathe, Think

101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 14
Holy schmoly, here we are already on Day 14 of 101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers.  Hope you're enjoying the ride; and please make sure to check out the previous days for classroom-yummy apps and tools.

Develop the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of your classroom with Stop, Breathe, Think. This free app provides guided meditations for people of all ages that encourage a sense of mindfulness and compassion. Teachers can use it for a much needed break for themselves, for their students, or to bring a state of calm back to a rowdy classroom. Stop, Breathe, Think can also be used as a study technique that helps students to slow down, think, and absorb the subject material they are studying.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students.  So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting?  Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out.  We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad.  Have we missed something that we should feature here?  Most certainly.  So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.

Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com.  She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms.  If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.