Resources

Infographics: Let's Get Visual

Why are infographics important? This short overview video outlines some reasons you might want to explore infographics in your classroom. It will...

ISTE Standards for Students

In 2016, the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) unveiled the new technology standards for students.  These new standards are...

Lesson Example: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Every teacher wants and needs lesson ideas. This website, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is a great place to find lesson plans and resources for...

Seesaw for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is one of the most important and most effective teaching strategies. This resource will show you steps that can help you make...

Geoboard Basics

This article published on the NRICH Mathematics website outlines the advantages of using geoboards for developing cognitive skills in students. This...

Get Sphero Moving With the Tickle App

Without a real task or problem to solve, computer coding is just a bunch of numbers and letters. Students love exploring with programable toys like...

Digital Footprint Matters

Wherever we go, we leave footprints. It is not different with our online travels. However, the footprints we leave online don't ever go away. Do our...

Socratic Seminars for Mathematics

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses on the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types of...

Lesson Example: Soft Landing

Getting tired of the old egg drop experiment? This lesson plan from The Teaching Channel puts a new spin on an old favorite. Everything you need to...

The New Google Sites Basics

Google Sites has always been a great way for students to share their interests and learning with the world and fellow classmates. The old Google...

Background Knowledge: The Glue That Makes Learning Stick

All students bring a diverse set of experiences to the classroom.  These experiences are what children use to connect new learning to in order...

Google Forms: Overview for Teachers

Google Forms is one of the most useful and versatile tools for a teacher. The power of Forms is its ability to gather information of all kinds and...

Making Sense of Universal Design for Learning

This short video from Alberta Education gives an excellent overview of the research and guiding principles behind Universal Design for Learning, or...

Google Classroom: Getting Started With Classroom

This video, from Alice Keeler, will quickly show you some of the features available in Google Classroom. If you need to get up to speed quickly or...

Creating a YouTube Channel for your Classroom

YouTube is designed so you can create multiple channels under a single account. This is perfect if you teach multiple classes during the day and...

17 Ways to Use Explain Everything

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

Current Events in Historical Context

This resource, from UC Davis' Historical-Social Science Project, provides some excellent resources for teaching current events in today's classroom....

Student Detectives: Explore in Action

If you are a Humanities teacher, you might be struggling with the idea of exploration in your classroom. Exploring is easy when you can blow...

Formative Assessment: Formative vs. Summative Assessment

This video, featuring Rick Wormeli, digs into the difference between formative and summative assessment.  Additionally, there is a clear explanation...

Coaching vs Training

Creating awesome learning experiences for students relies on those who impact them the most...their teachers. Research shows that coached teachers...