Resources

Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom

Opinions about when and where students should use devices abound. It often seems that everyone has a different opinion. Have you ever stopped and put...

Google Slides: How to Make an Interactive Presentation

The possibilities for using Google Slides are endless, unless you're only using them as a presentation tool.  Slides are no longer just for...

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...

Formative Assessment: EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle is an engaging and interactive video tool that allows teachers to add various questions (in addition to other elements) throughout the...

Creating Student Profiles in Epic!

This short tutorial will help guide you in how to create student profiles in Epic!  Epic! is a free digital library for students and classroom...

Lesson Example: Complete Polymers

The Teaching Channel and Boeing have teamed up to create some problem-based lesson plans that combine science, math, and engineering while building...

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."...

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...

Animoto: Creating Your First Video

Need an easy way for your or your students to make videos? Better yet, do you need a great alternative to traditional presentations and assessments?...

PyxisEDU: Welcome! Create an Account

This video will walk you through creating an account in PyxisEDU. It is a simple process, and you will be learning in no time. You will also find out...

10 Great Classroom Ideas with Google

This blog post from Matt MIller, author of Ditch That Textbook, pulls together some of the best short webinars from Google Education's on Air...

MobyMax Phonics

With the MobyMax adaptive Phonics module, students learn everything from the alphabet to the Latin and Greek roots of words. Join MobyMax...

17 Ways to Use Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an interactive, screencasting whiteboard tool that, well... lets you visually, explain everything.  This video creation tool...

EDpuzzle: How to Search and Find Videos

Using video in the classroom has been around for decades. Nothing used to beat the feeling of a projector rolling into the classroom. Computers made...

What is Your Learning Style?

Individual learning style is the customary way you approach a task.  Often confused with Intelligence, the computational power that you use to...

What the Heck Is a Tubric?

This is a must have for PBL lesson design and inquiry, but every teacher can use it. The video will explain how to use it to generate driving...

Formative Assessment: Dos and Do Nots Comparison Chart

This comparison chart, excerpted from NCTE's "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction," is a helpful guide for teachers as they plan...

6 Ready to Go iPad Centers

For ReviewCenters can be very effective in the elementary classroom for allowing both individualized instructional time and leveled learning. If your...

Microsoft Office Mix Science Experiements

The University of Colorado Boulder has created scientific simulations on their PhET Simulations website. This resource is great for all ages, but...

Blogging With Young Students

When teachers think of blogging in the classroom, many believe this a skill only middle school and high school students can take on.  In...