Resources

The Effects of Cyberbullying

Gossip on steroids; that is how one might look at the phenomenon of Cyberbullying. Unfortunately, as educators we often don't give this issue much...

Clarisketch for the Chromebook

Clarisketch is an app that allows users to combine photos, annotations, and speech to explain ideas and concepts in video form.  Once only...

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

"The idea of teaching creativity in an environment that requires assessment, evaluation, and grading seems unlikely, if not impossible."  This...

Socratic Smackdown Tutorial

The Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom.  The...

My Simple Show Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

5 Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

There have been many links found between the involvement of a school's local community and the achievement of its students. There are many factors...

Open Stax: Open Source Text

One of the hardest parts about being a teacher in the digital age is finding credible curated resources in one spot. This resource from Open Stax is...

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...

Differentiate in Google Classroom - Beginning, Middle, and End of the Lesson

Differentiating lesson plans for all of the diverse and unique learners in your classroom can be challenging, time consuming, and exhausting. ...

iPad: Google Slides Intro

Google Slides for teachers and students is a powerful tool. If you are using an iPad it can be tricky at first to figure out where all of the...

Strategies for Asking Better Questions

This video, by Thoughtful Learning, will show you some examples of question techniques to get the process of inquiry started. Have you tried any of...

Teaching 5th Grade ELA With Tech

Are you working with a limited number of devices in your classroom? Do you need to create structured time for working with individual students? This...

Classcraft: Creating and Customizing a Class

Student engagement and behavior can be difficult to achieve on a daily basis. Fear not, Classcraft is here to help solve those problems.  But...

A Challenge to Learning Styles Theory

This Tedx presentation from Tesia Marshik focuses on debunking the myth of learning styles, citing her research findings in the field of educational...

Canvas in the Elementary Grades

Here you will find exemplary elementary Canvas course home pages, modules, and resources created by educators at Noblesville Schools, located in...

17 Ways to Use Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an interactive, screencasting whiteboard tool that, well... lets you visually, explain everything.  This video creation tool...

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking

"Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it's impossible to make a perfect choice every time.  But there are many ways to improve...

Canvas Student View

Ever wonder what students are seeing when they log into your Canvas course?  In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to...