Resources

Canvas: SpeedGrader Overview

The following resource is from the Canvas Video Guides for Instructors.  It is a detailed explanation of how to utilize the SpeedGrader feature...

Introduction to Seesaw

Seesaw is a student-centered portfolio software that allows students to build portfolios easily and share their work with their families. There are...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Rubric

When you're ready to assess student digital stories, it will be helpful to use a rubric.  No need to create your own when Kathy Schrock, creator...

Cheating with Technology

Cheating on an exam or assignment has been around forever.  What is new on the scene are all the connected technology tools that students can...

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

This article from Edutopia gives us a look into why student choice is an important part of the learning process. Giving students some power over...

Thinking in Action

In this video, you will see teachers demonstrating questioning techniques and speaking about the value of questions in their classroom. The important...

Sharing Student Work in Online Spaces

The focus of this article is about sharing student work online. It is interesting because one of the main themes is the idea of transparency in...

Socratic Seminars in the Elementary Classroom

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types of...

Celebrate the Process!

The idea of a Growth Mindset was proposed by Carol Dweck and she continues to champion that in many fields today. As teachers, we love to celebrate...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Lesson Plans

Thanks to the Creative Educator, you can save time planning and designing digital storytelling lessons for your students!  In this...

Canvas Overview

This video from the Canvas Video Guide for Instructors series gives a basic overview of how to navigate through the Canvas LMS as an instructor.  It...

Twitter: In Plain English

In this short video created by Common Craft, Twitter is explained in clear, simple terms.  As you watch this video, you'll learn:What Twitter isHow...

Lesson Example: ESL Students Writing Stories

In this blog post, teacher Larry Ferlazzo, shares his unit for writing stories with English Language Learners. He graciously provides his lesson...

Genius Hour: Resource Jackpot

There are a couple great things about this resource. First, you will hard pressed to find more of a one-stop-shop when it comes to Genius Hour....

Tips for Creating a Successful Digital Classroom

The folds from Common Sense Education have created a video that gives some great tips for creating a successful digital environment. You don't have...

Strategies to Help Students Go Deeper When Reading Digitally

More and more, students are reading on digital devices for class assignments and research.  Not only that, but many student assessments are also...