Resources

Lesson Example: Extreme Biosuits

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

Collaboration in Action

This video builds on the concepts established by Edutopia in the Pyxis resource, Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding.  All...

Engaging a Parental Community

We know parent and community communication is very important for teachers and students to be successful, but it isn't always easy. What are some ways...

Create a Collection in Historypin

Historypin, the user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, and audio recordings, is an excellent tool to connect students to historical...

9th Grade Algebra 1 with Tech

This video from, The Ohio Department of Education, highlights an Algebra 1 teacher who is using technology to help organize his classroom into a...

Google Sheets: Sharing

Google Sheets, like other gSuite resources, can be easily shared with classmates, colleagues, or other collaborators with a few simple clicks. ...

Blogging With Young Students

When teachers think of blogging in the classroom, many believe this a skill only middle school and high school students can take on.  In...

Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think

"Memorization of facts is pointless in a world where everyone carries around the entire knowledge base of the human species on their person."This...

Why You Should Flip Your Classroom

Do you consider "flipping the classroom" as an educational buzzword?  Yes, we get that. However, when practiced correctly, a flipped classroom...

Research Summary: Model Comparison on Personalization

Identifying the differences between individualization, differentiation, and personalization can be tricky and subtle.  Often the terms are used...

Code.org: Resources for the Hour of Code

Take a tour of the Code.org website and see some examples of how students will be interacting during the Hour of Code. If you have no previous...

Creating a Great Infographics Lesson Plan

New York Times, Learning Network: The beauty of infographics is that they allow for flexibility and personalization for the learners in your...

Effective Elements of Blended and Online Course Design

The infographic visually lists and explains five aspects of effective blended and online course design.  As design is often overlooked or...

Digital Tools for UDL

Explore the interactive "thinglink.. to find free technology tools that can be used for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines in all...

MobyMax Advanced Tutorial Moby Max

MobyMax is a completely integrated K-8 curriculum and teaching system with progress monitoring, goal setting, fluency practice, motivation tools, and...

The Power of Effective Questioning

This video will outline some of the reasons effective questioning is so important. We use questions as a way to build trust in relationships, gather...

Google Classroom: Training Center

Five-star is an official training partner with Google, and we love their products. The Pyxis Team has developed numerous trainings for Google...