Resources

Pivot Interventions: Creating Custom Templates

Learn how to create a custom intervention template using the Pivot software.  We know that administrators and teachers are most effective when they...

Understanding Accessibility in Digital Materials

Technology has opened up a world of possibilities for students with special needs. However, just because we make a resource digital doesn't...

What Should My Students Blog About?

Looking for some examples of how students might use blogs to help demonstrate their mastery? Do you think it is necessary for all students to write...

Interactive History with Historypin

This video will give you an introduction to and show you some new features of the interactive mapping software "Historypin. Historypin is a digital,...

The Critical Thinking Community

Critical thinking is one of the keys to creating an awesome learning experience for kids. The Foundation for Critical Thinking is a great place to...

Google Sheets: Add Drop Down Menus!

Google Sheets is one of the most undervalued Google products. Many people don't get spreadsheets, and often shy away from using them on a regular...

Teaching Writing & Grammar with Technology

There are lots of great tools out there that can make grammar instruction more engaging and valuable to students. This video will explore a few and...

Creating a Great Infographics Lesson Plan

New York Times, Learning Network: The beauty of infographics is that they allow for flexibility and personalization for the learners in your...

Genius Hour: Resource Jackpot

There are a couple great things about this resource. First, you will hard pressed to find more of a one-stop-shop when it comes to Genius Hour....

Skype in the Classroom Resources

Microsoft has built an excellent place for teachers to share resources. The Microsoft Educator Community is a rich site for lessons and tools. Even...

Key Questions for UDL Lesson Planning

As you plan your lessons to differentiate and personalize for every student, asking a simple set of questions can help make sure your students are...

DocStickers with Google Keep

Add digital stickers right into your students' work on Google Docs with the nifty new integration features from Google Keep!  Students don't outgrow...

Wikis in the Classroom

You have probably heard of Wikipedia, but do you know what a Wiki really is? Think about harnessing the way people share information on Wikipedia by...

A Case for Curiosity

Curiosity is a the heart of student exploration, and learning as a whole. Ainissa Ramirez, in this article from Edutopia, makes a case for keeping...

Standards-Based Grading Overview

This video, from Active Grade (Now Haiku Learning), outlines the basic concepts for standards-based grading and how it can give students clearer...

Getting Started in Moby Max

MobyMax is a completely integrated K-8 curriculum and teaching system with progress monitoring, goal setting, fluency practice, motivation tools, and...

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

This resource from Edutopia is excellent at pointing out the process behind the idea of collaboration. If you have been following along in...

Podcasts for the ESL Classroom

Podcasts are useful learning tools for all students, but these audio recordings can be especially helpful to ESL students.  The power of "listening...

Explore Deeper with EDpuzzle

Providing an opportunity for exploration in your classroom is about peaking interest, but more importantly it is about allowing the students to...