Resources

What is a blog?

You've probably heard the word, maybe you've read one, or maybe you've even created one, but could you easily explain what a BLOG is?  Could...

The Geo-Literacy Project - Explore Outside the Classroom

Exploring outside of the classroom can be a very valuable learning opportunity for your students. It can be inquiry-based and student-centered,...

Invite a Guest Speaker Into Your Class Using Skype

When your students are exploring new topics and concepts, there's no better way to help them connect what their learning to the real world than to...

Google Chrome - Cool Ways to Use the Omnibox

This short video by Amy Mayer, the creator and author of friETechnology, demonstrates some cool ways Google Chrome users can creatively use the...

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

This resource from Edutopia is excellent at pointing out the process behind the idea of collaboration. If you have been following along in...

Crash Course Kids: An Educational YouTube Channel

This YouTube channel, inspired by brothers John Green (yes, the author!) and his brother Hank, is an upper-elementary version of their original...

Copyright Case Study: Vlogs

With the tidal wave of personal video uploads and blogs on the internet, Fair Use practices have come under fire and have been analyzed in great...

YouTube's Audio Library

Did you know that YouTube isn't just for watching and sharing videos?  In fact, YouTube has many useful features that make it a wonderful...

Using Nearpod for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is one of the most important and most effective teaching strategies. This resource will show you the steps you need to take to...

Google Chrome - Bookmarks

This short video demonstrates how easy it is to create, manage, and use bookmarks in the Google Chrome browser.  In this video, you will learn how...

Make Reading Epic! Get Started

Create a classroom account for EPIC! books. This is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of books that can be...

Sharing Student Resources Google Tone

Google Tone is a Chrome extension that allows you to share website and links directly with you students via sound. Yes, that's right. You don't have...

Student Assessment Success: Quizlet

Quizlet is a great resource for you and your students to create and utilize enhanced flashcard study sets with classroom mobile devices. It also...

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

In most classrooms today, teachers typically ask more questions than their students do.  Students are rewarded for their answer to these...

Model the RIGHT Behaviors in Your Room

There can sometimes be a misconception that modeling classroom behavioral and process practices is not teaching. Michael Linsin disagrees and in his...

Introducing Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is an awesome tool for students and teachers. This website allows the user to easily create, narrated videos, social media posts and...

Using Canvas Modules to Personalize Learning

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to use Canvas modules as a tool to personalize student learning.  By using various Canvas...

Differentiated Instruction 101

This video animates a podcast from Katie McKnight from TeachHub and includes a nice overview of the WHY behind differentiation as well as concrete...

Vlogging on YouTube: Try It Out!

Now it's your turn! This planning guide will walk you through items that you need to consider and have ready before launching your own YouTube...