Resources

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...

Ideas for Technology in the English Classroom

Here's a quick video to get some ideas flowing about how you might use technology in the English classroom. We are including the links to some of the...

Student Voice Means Sharing Power

This ASCD publication, Classroom of Choice by Jonathan C. Erwin, includes an excellent chapter on giving students more power in the...

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...

PBL: K-2 Teamwork Rubric

This rubric, designed by the Buck Institute for Education, can be used specifically with K-2 students to help guide and assess their ability to...

Students as Producers: A Student Perspective

Student-centered learning has become a buzz word in education these days, but have you taken the time to think about how that fits into your teaching...

iPad App: Book Creator

Book Creator is an app that lets you create interactive multimedia iPad books. Students can share these books electronically so others can read them....

A Guide to Producing Digital Storytellers

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be provided more...

Critical Thinking with Technology

When students #think they are engaged in some of the highest levels of learning. Many of your are already engaging your kids in ways that activate...

Standards-Based Grading: Zeros On 100 Point Scale

In this video, Rick Wormeli the author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, talks about the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale. If you ask ten...

8 Basic Steps of Project-Based Learning

When beginning to implement Project-Based Learning in your classroom, the shift to student-centered, inquiry-based learning can be overwhelming and...

Manipulatives in the Primary Classroom

We will warn you, this article is a little dense, but it is well worth the read if you teach math. In this article, Jenni Back from NRICH: Enriching...

Diigo: Organize Your Research

Curating and organizing research online can be challenging and overwhelming.  Instead of trying to go it alone, use Diigo, a social...

Travel Journals with Google Earth!

Paul Hamilton, from iPad Monthly, shows us how to use Google Earth and Explain Everything as a way to get students engaged in the process of...

Class Dojo: Everything You Need to Know

This video will tell you everything you need to know about Class Dojo. If you can spare 15 minutes your classroom will never be the same. Class Dojo...

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...

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

Just because students are comfortable with technology and love the internet doesn't mean their are great at finding information or deciding it that...

Dylan Wiliam: Importance of Collaborative Learning

In this resource, Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London, outlines what he believes to be the most...

Answer Garden Tutorial

One element of a quality blended learning lesson is the ability for students and teachers to interact with each other in a collaborative space in...