Resources

Background Knowledge: The Glue That Makes Learning Stick

All students bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom.  These experiences are what children use to connect new learning to in order...

Classcraft: Gamify Your Classroom

Game addiction can be a problem, but what if you gamified your classroom to increase student behavior and engagement? Classcraft is an...

The Effects of Cyberbullying

Gossip on steroids; that is how one might look at the phenomenon of Cyberbullying. Unfortunately, as educators we often don't give this issue much...

Padlet for Kindergarten

Do you ever feel like integrating technology into the kindergarten classroom is a struggle?  Look no further than Lance Yoder's...

Answer Garden Tutorial

One element of a quality blended learning lesson is the ability for students and teachers to interact with each other in a collaborative space in...

Open Dyslexic Readable Font Extension

Open Dyslexic is an open source font that can be loaded and used on any computer or Chromebook. It was designed to help dyslexic students read type...

iPad: Accessibility Features You Must Know

This video does an excellent job of outlining all of the great options that exist on the iPad to help every student have access to material. If you...

Socratic Seminars for Mathematics

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

Why Skype in the Classroom?

The idea of using a live broadcasting software like Skype can be very intimidating. However, this is a tool that can help teachers break the chains...

Sugata Mitra: The Child-driven Education

"If children have interest, then education happens" - Arthur C. ClarkeThis TED Talk from Sugata Mitra is a fascinating look at what children can do...

15 Great Classroom Ideas for Blendspace

You may be wondering how to practically use Blendspace in your classroom. This resource will give you everything you need to start using Blendspace...

Google Slides: 5 Features You Should Know

Google Slides is a powerful tool that can be used in a multitude of ways.  While there are numerous useful features available, let's just focus...

Lesson Example: Storytelling & Creation Themes (Part 2)

Note: This video is Part 2 of this lesson. Make sure to watch Part 1 for the full story!"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio...

Symbaloo: Creating Online Student Portfolios

Symbaloo is a visual, social bookmarking tool that makes it simple to organize and access frequently-visited websites.  One awesome aspect of...

Innovative Learner Collection Overview

This video gives a brief overview of the Awesome 8 opportunities for innovative learners created by Five-Star and the PyxisEdu Team.  It will...

Foreign Language News! TV5

Looking for a way to immerse your students in French culture? This website is a great place to visit. The TV5MONDE website is a French site that...

Making Connections Reading Strategy

This video outlines a strategy for reading that can help your students connect to a text. Many of our resources talk about helping students make...

Wikis in the Classroom

You have probably heard of Wikipedia, but do you know what a Wiki really is? Think about harnessing the way people share information on Wikipedia by...

Digital Passport in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship is a struggle for many teachers and schools, but it doesn't have to be. Digital Passport, a FREE resource from Common Sense Media...