Resources

Simon Sinek: Finding Your "Why?"

This TED talk by Simon Sinek focuses on how a great leader can inspire others to do great things. How can you inspire your students to do great...

Using Popplet Lite on the iPad

Popplet is a mind mapping tool perfect for helping students visually represent their thinking, learning, and connections they make when exploring new...

Lesson Example: I know How To...

Creating great lesson plans with technology can be tough, but it isn't impossible. Common Sense Education has a great site filled with all kinds of...

#Explore in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #3: EXPLOREAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious...

Engaging Digital Natives

Today's learners access information much more readily than ever before. Some would argue that students learn differently with the use of modern...

Social and Emotional (SEL) Apps for Special Ed

This article from Edutopia outlines some very useful apps for Special Education students that need help with social and emotional issues.9...

Teachable Moments With Nearpod

Having students make connections with new learning is one of the most important parts of being a teacher, but how do you know if your examples and...

Choose Your Own Adventure in Google Slides

We often think of Google Slide presentations as very linear: Slide #1 followed by Slide #2 followed by Slide #3, and so on.  However, there is a...

Power Up Your Parent Communication

Parents are a great asset in many ways, but communication with parents can be overwhelming and time consuming. Are you being proactive or reactive to...

Reimagining Education with Drones

Drones are cool. Seeing things from a different perspective can be eye-opening and, even thrilling. How can we, as teachers, utilize this excitement...

Google Sheets: Add Drop Down Menus!

Google Sheets is one of the most undervalued Google products. Many people don't get spreadsheets, and often shy away from using them on a regular...

Twitter: The Beginner's Guide

This article titled "The Beginner's Guide to Twitter," posted by Mashable, is the perfect introduction if you are interested in getting started using...

Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for Formative Assessment

Why is it when children are young they ask question after question, but as they grow older they become more passive learners who ask very few...

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

As Albert Einstein once said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge."  With more emphasis...

Docs: Suggesting, Commenting, and Assigning Tasks

Collaborating and giving feedback with colleagues and students on a document is incredibly easy in Google Docs.  This video will explain how...

Emily Bailin: The Power of Digital Storytelling

In this Ted Talk, Emily Bailin shares how powerful digital storytelling can be for students.  She discusses the way pictures, videos, and music...

VoiceThread Collaboration

This resource is a real world example of how powerful VoiceThread can be. This entire project is an example of a Pass the Problem type strategy where...

Google Slides: Number Sense Activity

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can teach math using the Google tools."...

Digital Text and UDL

Why are digital tools and text so important for today's classrooms?  Several leaders behind the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) movement share...