Resources

Creative Thinking Challenges for Students

John Spencer is a former educator and current author known for his design thinking and the LAUNCH Cycle for students.  Every week he issues new...

Lesson Example: TeachingHistory.org

Looking for great resources for social studies? Look no further than teachinghistory.org. This site is a clearinghouse for lots of great resources...

DoK Lesson Breakdown

This simple video from the NY Department of Education provides a brief recap of Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels but then breaks down a Social...

Collaborative Assignments in Canvas

Collaboration is a critical aspect of learning, and if you are using Canvas, creating groups is really easy. This video will show you how to create a...

Reactive Listening

This video, from Common Sense Education, is all about getting kids to be reactive listeners. When you show video in your classroom, you want...

Kami-The Collaborative PDF Document Markup Tool

Kami is a web and extension based PDF and Document annotation/markup tool that works with Google Drive and Google Classroom.  As a teacher, you...

Explore Deeper with EdPuzzle

Providing an opportunity for exploration in your classroom is about peaking interest, but more importantly it is about allowing the students to...

Google Sites: Automating for Portfolios & More

Google sites is an excellent tool for many different uses in the classroom. It can be used for content delivery, a tool for student reflection, or a...

WeVideo: Creating Projects

WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere. This video will show you how to create new projects. This tool is a...

#Reflect in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #2: REFLECTAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious...

Google Forms: Create a Form & Title

Google Forms is one of the most powerful tools in the gSuite. There are many possibilities for communication with students and parent/guardians as...

Screencastify: Try It Out!

Now it's your turn! These step-by-step directions will walk you through a recording using Screencastify with both the desktop screencast as well as...

Introduction to SAMR

Never been introduced to SAMR?  Learn what it is all about in this quick illustrated video explanation from John Spencer.  SAMR helps...

Blogging for Student Reflection

Blogging can be an awesome tool for student reflection. It provides the student an opportunity to make personal connections and share their thought...

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...

Student Inspiration! Caine's Arcade

If you want to be inspired, look no further! We all have different ideas, desires, and motivators in life. This is no different for young students,...

Storyboard That: Sample Lesson Plans

Thanks to Storyboard That, an easy-to-use web application to create dynamic storyboards, you can save time planning and designing digital...

Google Chrome - Syncing Accounts

This short video by Eric Curts, the creator and author of the blog Control Alt Achieve, provides a detailed explanation of how to set-up and sync...

Diigo: How to Organize an Outline

In this short video tutorial, Vicki Davis, the creator and author of the blog Cool Cat Teacher, demonstrates how to use Diigo Outliners to...