Resources

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Education experts and philanthropists have developed a four-part "working definition" to help clarify what it means to personalize learning for...

Taxonomy for Reflective Thinking

Peter Pappas examines Bloom's Taxonomy as it relates to reflection and critical thinking for students, teachers, and principals.  This concept...

Truth & Teaching Students How to Think

This blog post by Five-Star's Brad Fischer outlines the importance of critical thinking in today's busy, information-filled world. What does it mean...

Canvas Calendar

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team demonstrates some useful ways the Canvas calendar can help teachers, students, and parents stay organized and...

Assessing Student Video Creation

Creating a digital story involves lots of elements, making it tricky to assess the video without considering all that came before the final product....

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...

PyxisEDU: Welcome! Create an Account

This video will walk you through creating an account in PyxisEDU. It is a simple process, and you will be learning in no time. You will also find out...

Google Docs: Basics of Sharing

Mom always said that it's best to share! That is a simple enough concept, but how about when it comes to sharing a Google Document? If you need to...

Canvas Overview

This video from the Canvas Video Guide for Instructors series gives a basic overview of how to navigate through the Canvas LMS as an instructor.  It...

Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom

Opinions about when and where students should use devices abound. It often seems that everyone has a different opinion. Have you ever stopped and put...

Flipped Learning...and What It's Not

Watch Jon Bergmann, flipped-learning founder of of FlippedClass.com, as he discusses some of the advantages of the flipped classroom. There are many...

Learning Benefits of Inquiry-based Learning

In this resource, Dr. Andrew Boudreaux talks about the benefits of inquiry-based learning in his Physics classroom. Don't worry, even if you don't...

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

One of the hardest things to understand is how someone else views the world. As teachers, we need to realize that while many things about the world...

Emily Bailin: The Power of Digital Storytelling

In this Ted Talk, Emily Bailin shares how powerful digital storytelling can be for students.  She discusses the way pictures, videos, and music...

Empower Students: Flipping the Classroom with Pedagogy, Not Just Tech

The "I Do, We Do, You Do" model has been used for direct instruction and to model skills by many teachers for quite some time. While there is value...

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Students to Think Deeper and Inquire More

Getting students to think critically and deeply about a topic can be challenging.  Sometimes it's just easier to provide them the exact steps to...

Balancing Risk-Taking and Failure

In order to grow we have to take risks. However, this can be difficult as a leader because so many are depending on you for guidance. This article,...