Resources

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Education experts and philanthropists have developed a four-part "working definition" to help clarify what it means to personalize learning for...

Self-assess With Kahoot!

Ever use a Kahoot! survey? This video will walk you through using the survey as a way for students to reflect on their own learning. The #reflect...

Lesson Example: Minecraft Boundaries & Volcanoes

Science teachers can make the concepts of volcanoes and continental boundaries more interactive with Minecraft. This video highlights a lesson for...

Self-Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers

This video shows real students talking about their own learning! Students who are allowed the opportunity to be self-aware and reflect on their own...

Lesson Example: Minecraft Finding Volume

This video is a great resource to show your students. The Minecraft character walks the students through the basic concepts regarding the measurement...

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...

Making Connections Reading Strategy

This video outlines a strategy for reading that can help your students connect to a text. Many of our resources talk about helping students make...

Skype: How Do I Do It?

The idea of using a live broadcasting software like Skype can be very intimidating. However, this is a tool that can help teachers break the chains...

Copyright Case Study: Vlogs

With the tidal wave of personal video uploads and blogs on the internet, Fair Use practices have come under fire and have been analyzed in great...

Google Slides: Your New Favorite Publisher

Did you know that you could publish cool documents, flyers, and banners right from Google Slides? We didn't either until we found these great Google...

Strategy in Action: Strategy Harvest

This video, from K20 Center, explains the details of the Strategy Harvest activity and shows some examples of this technique in action. In this...

PBL: Minecraft Math Project - Entrepreneur

Here is a great way to use Minecraft as a tool to get students thinking about budgets and starting their own businesses. In this project, students...

Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique

We love the Jigsaw Technique! There are many positive things about learning with this strategy. Students must connect, reflect, and share their...

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...

SAMR + Bloom's = Powerful Integration

Put the tech integration alongside the curriculum model and you get one dynamic duo!  As you read this post from SAMR creator, Dr. Ruben...

7 Phases of Curriculum Mapping

The ASCD has published a lot of great material in regard to curriculum mapping. If we're honest, most of us would say this isn't really all that fun....

itsLearning: Using Apps & LTI

If you are an itsLearning user and you are not taking advantage of 3rd party apps, it might not be your fault. Many IT administrators don't know what...

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...