Resources

Formative Assessment: Using Plickers in the Classroom

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

Formative Assessment: "What are formative assessments and why should we use them?"

This article from Scholastic is an excellent reminder of what formative assessment should look like in the classroom, as well as why it's so...

Safe Web Searching with Kiddle

Allowing younger students to explore the internet safely can be pretty daunting. There is a lot of information out there that many younger eyes...

Early Elementary Login Tricks!

Another great blog post from Christine Pinto, creator of GAFE4Littles! One of the biggest hurdles for early elementary teachers at the beginning of...

UDL Embedded in Educational Laws

CAST is a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in shaping the National UDL Task Force and embedding Universal Design for...

Using Popplet Lite on the iPad

Popplet is a mind mapping tool perfect for helping students visually represent their thinking, learning, and connections they make when exploring new...

Building Narratives With Seesaw App

How can we help develop students' imaginations and do some exploration with narrative structure? Have you ever considered using Seesaw? If you are...

Why Skype in the Classroom?

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...

Google Docs: Crop Images & Apply Masks

Square images are for "squares." Did you know that there are lots of things you can do with your images in a Google Doc? You can change size, color,...

SAMR Swimming: A Flexible Approach

The SAMR model is often represented as a ladder that teachers must climb.  However, with the blend of different models, including Bloom's Taxonomy,...

Engaged Learning with VideoNot.es

In need of a student-engagement resource that works in a face-to-face class or in a flipped classroom model?VideoNot.es is an engaging resource that...

Addressing and Assessing MI in the Classroom

This site from Edutopia shares ideas and lesson examples from the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.  Take some time...

Using Google Trends to Make Sense of Data

Google Trends is an amazing place to go where everyone can be a data nerd!  Not only can you easily identify the hot topics that people from all...

Introducing Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is an awesome tool for students and teachers. This website allows the user to easily create, narrated videos, social media posts and...

SAMR Scenarios: Can You Identify the Level?

Think you've got a handle on the SAMR concepts?  Test out your skills with some scenarios that are posted on this site from Franklin Township...

Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization

Whew!  That is a lot of "tion"s up there!  How do these three strategies differ?  Bray and McClaskey have streamlined what the...

Learning Through Reflection

This resource is a chapter from the book Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick which has been...

Flipgrid for the Math Classroom

As a math teacher, it can sometimes be a struggle to help students develop a deeper understanding of the math they are learning.  According to...

Innovative Learner Collection Overview

This video gives a brief overview of the Awesome 8 opportunities for innovative learners created by Five-Star and the PyxisEdu Team.  It will...