Resources

Reflection Strategy: 3-2-1

When students reflect, they are looking at their own learning experience in order to make sense of it and to identify what steps are needed in the...

Getting Students to Explore

For ReviewThe Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to explore during...

Digital Compass in the Classroom

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

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Students to Think Deeper and Inquire More

Getting students to think critically and deeply about a topic can be challenging.  Sometimes it's just easier to provide them the exact steps to...

Shadow Puppet EDU Tutorial

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

Formative Assessment: Socrative Overview

Socrative is a free web application perfect for formative assessment in the classroom.  Students can respond to teacher-created questions...

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...

HyperDocs: A Real Classroom Example

You've heard about HyperDocs and you've seen some examples, but  you're still wondering, "Can that really work in my classroom?"  The quick...

Recap: Learning the Basics

If you are just getting started with Recap, this video will explain how to navigate the teacher dashboard and getting your classes created. It will...

Improving Writing and Research Using GSuite

Does it ever feel like you're pulling teeth when asking students to conduct research and communicate effectively through writing?  Does it seem...

Lesson Example: Reflecting With Seesaw

This resource from Common Sense Media provides an example of a lesson that will help students build skills when commenting on other students' work....

Prior Knowledge Makes It Personal

Connecting is really about students understanding what they already know and gaining new knowledge. Do your lessons work hard at helping students to...

Learning Benefits of Inquiry-based Learning

In this resource, Dr. Andrew Boudreaux talks about the benefits of inquiry-based learning in his Physics classroom. Don't worry, even if you don't...

Twitter: In 60 Seconds

This quick video will introduce you to Twitter in just 60 seconds!  As you watch this video you'll be introduced to:Why you might want to use...

Edublogs: Blogging with Students

Blogging can be such a powerful tool to improve student writing and and increase engagement. It can be, however, a little daunting for a teacher with...

Canvas Modules

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team demonstrates how to use Canvas modules to organize learning materials in the course. Not only will...

Flipped Classroom: Student Perspective

The flipped classroom isn't a new concept. There have been numerous books, blogs, and examples of flipped learning in action for several years now....

Adobe Spark: Creating Videos

The great thing about creating a video in Adobe Spark is that it is very easy. Students of any age could use this as a way to tell their stories....