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Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Computational thinking allows learners to leverage technology to boost their own critical and creative thinking processes.  The International...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grade 2 through grade, 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library...

Lesson Example: Minecraft Civics Project

This video these elementary students explore some of the following questions using Minecraft:How do we build a perfect community?What does a...

What is VoiceThreading?

Our communication is becoming more and more convenient and more and more rooted in technology.  VoiceThread is a digital tool that teachers and...

Learning Scales to Celebrate Success

This video looks at some ways to share students' successes and celebrate their hard work using learning scales in the classroom. Praise is vital to...

Sound Trap in the English Classroom

Using audio recordings in the classroom can be a powerful way to give students a voice and allow them to be creative in new ways.  This is also a...

Sharing Student Resources Google Tone

Google Tone is a Chrome extension that allows you to share website and links directly with you students via sound. Yes, that's right. You don't have...

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...

Sharing Student Work in Online Spaces

The focus of this article is about sharing student work online. It is interesting because one of the main themes is the idea of transparency in...

Flat - Create a Music Score Online

This video will teach you how to use the online software, Flat, to create a new score from scratch or how to import a MusicXML or a MIDI file. This...

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...

How to Write a Quality Comment

As students navigate a world where they interact with others online, it's more important than ever to teach them how to appropriately and responsibly...

Teaching Tools: American Historical Association

Looking for some great lesson plans for your social studies classroom? This website from the American Historical Association has a wealth of examples...

LOT or HOT: Moving Up Bloom's Taxonomy

Are your kids LOT or HOT?Sometimes, as a classroom teacher, it is imperative for students to complete lower order thinking (LOT) activities in your...

Moonshot Thinking: Solve for X

Google X is a hub of "moonshot" thinking.  There isn't a problem too big or too audacious that can't be solved when you approach it with a radical...

Differentiate Lessons With Nearpod

Nearpod is a very versatile tool for getting students engaged in a lesson, but did you know that you don't always have to give every student the same...

Create Podcasts on the Chromebook Using Sound Trap

If you're ready for your students to move beyond consuming digital media and start producing their own, podcasting is an easy way for students to...

Rotating Objects in Google SketchUp

This tutorial from MasterSketchUp.com explores different ways to rotate objects within a SketchUp design. It sounds easy enough, but there are some...

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...