Resources

Number Talks Classroom Videos

When trying to help students think deeper about math concepts, we have to find new ways to provide students opportunities to wrestle with their own...

Personalized Learning Guide

Personalized learning gets a closer look as this promising new education model changes the future of education utilizing digital tools for learning....

Evidence and Arguments: A Fishbowl Activity in Action

Maneuvering towards student understanding of a text's main ideas and primary arguments is an age-old teacher challenge.  One way to further...

Khan Academy: Using Incentives

Ready for a tool that will help get your students motivated? Khan Academy has some awesome incentives built right in, but they want to make...

Formative Assessment: Plickers

Plickers is a free, powerfully simple tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for students to have...

Google SketchUp in the Classroom

Google SketchUp it isn't just for Math or Engineering. Want some real examples of using SketchUp in the classroom? This resource visits the...

ChatterPix Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use #iPad...

Formative Assessment: Formative vs. Summative Assessment

This video, featuring Rick Wormeli, digs into the difference between formative and summative assessment.  Additionally, there is a clear explanation...

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...

Interactive Art: The ART Zone

The NGAkids Art Zone was created and developed by the National Gallery of Art. If you teach art at any level this is a "must have" resource to...

Reflection Strategy: Triangle-Square-Circle

Getting students to reflect on their learning in a meaningful way can sometimes be tedious and dull.  However, not all reflection activities have to...

Interland - Play Your Way to Digital Citizenship

From Google's website:"Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Some people believe that creativity is an inherent skill that individuals are born with.  However, producing innovative ideas, creating...

What Should My Students Blog About?

Looking for some examples of how students might use blogs to help demonstrate their mastery? Do you think it is necessary for all students to write...

Classroom Management in the Digital Age

Part of being an effective teacher and creating a safe, positive classroom requires strong classroom management strategies.  Add access to...

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

Seesaw for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is one of the most important and most effective teaching strategies. This resource will show you steps that can help you make...