Resources

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

As Albert Einstein once said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge."  With more emphasis...

Piktochart: Add Images and Text

This video will build your skills in Piktochart. Here you will learn how to make your infographics snazzy and sharp by adding images and text. This...

Flipgrid K-12 Integration Lessons

Is there a way to engage students in reflection, sharing, and collaboration all in one place?  You bet!  With Flipgrid, a video-response...

Using VoiceThread in Your Classroom

VoiceThread is a powerful tool that can help students in many ways.  Teachers can use it to deliver lessons, use it as a form of assessment, or have...

Destination Modern Art!

Understanding modern art isn't always the easiest task. However, it can be one of the best tools in getting students to think about meaning and to...

Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright law can be confusing. This video from Common Sense Media gives an explanation and examples of how we can and can't use material from...

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...

#Share in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #7: SHAREAt Pyxis we believe that increased engagement occurs when students are given the...

Canvas Annoucements

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team demonstrates some useful ways Canvas announcements can help teachers, students, and parents stay...

3-Tiered Approach to Interventions

Response to Interventions (RtI) is a multi-tiered approach to student interventions that offers early identification and support for learning and...

Manipulatives: Solve Me Math Mobiles

Using manipulatives in math is a strategy that is often underused in math instruction. There is a lot of evidence that speaks to the merit of using...

How to Organize Your Google Keep

Google has created an excellent way to get organized and share important information with Google Keep. It has been around for a while, but now it is...

Symbaloo: Embed GoogleDocs in a Tile

Symbaloo is a visual, social bookmarking tool that makes it simple to organize and access frequently-visited websites.  The best part of...

Lesson Example: Othello, What's Your Reputation?

"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio teachers are using technology to support student learning. Teams of Ohio educators have...

Teaching Music With "Rock Our World"

One of the most interesting things about music is the amount of richness that comes from its variety and the cultures behind it. This is a great...

Logging Students In on Epic!

This short tutorial will help guide you in how to log students into Epic!  Epic! is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with...

Lesson Example: Alternative Energy

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

Student Communication using Social Networks

Unfortunately, many teachers think the worst when they hear social media. There are so many negative stories out there that it might seem like the...

Lesson Example: iPads and Polygons

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...

Google Slides: Sorting Shapes Activity

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can teach my grade-level standards using the...