Resources

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,...

Open Dyslexic Readable Font Extension

Open Dyslexic is an open source font that can be loaded and used on any computer or Chromebook. It was designed to help dyslexic students read type...

Introduction to the TPACK model

The TPACK model for technology integration is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology....

Personalization 'Crash Course'

Personalized learning is a term that is widely used and misused in education.  As our culture becomes more and more personalized, education...

Changes to Interventions

How do you know it's time to change up your intervention?  Dr. Erica Lembke discusses how to use progress monitoring data to make intervention...

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

Student Vlogs in the Classroom: Elementary Example

This elementary student connects learning from their reading by recording and sharing a video in a vlog post on YouTube. Innovative students connect...

Evaluating Learning Spaces

How you design your learning space can make all the difference.  It doesn't have to be complicated but it does have to be thoughtful and purposeful....

The Social Studies Classroom with iCivics

Ever wonder what it would be like to run a Presidential Campaign? What better way to learn about the Electoral College than by trying to win states!...

Math Talk 101

When trying to help students master the rigorous math standards of today's classrooms, we as educators have to shift away from the traditional...

Introduction to Seesaw

Seesaw is a student-centered portfolio software that allows students to build portfolios easily and share their work with their families. There are...

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...

Generate QR Code Chrome Extension

QR Codes are really handy. If you aren't sure what QR Codes are, make sure to watch out Pyxis resource QR Codes for Teachers.  If you already...

12 Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is a vital skill for our students' future success in the real world. It teaches them to formulate and express their own opinions,...

Lesson Example: Vocabulary Building

This lesson example focuses on vocabulary development, especially with ELL and foreign language students. What better way to use technology than with...

PyxisEDU: A Tour of "My Pyxis"

My Pyxis is personalization at its best! The My Pyxis menu allows you to set up Pyxis in a way that works best for you. Explore all of the menu's...

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Note taking has been and will continue to be an essential part of student learning.  Interestingly, some research indicates that students...

PyxisEDU: Pyxis Points & Reports

You work hard to keep learning and Pyxis can help you prove it! This video will show you how to get a report that shows all of your completed...

Dealing With Online Bullies

It can be scary letting students loose on YouTube.  With the uptick in cyber bullying, it is incredibly important help our students become...