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Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

Assessment lies at the heart of differentiated instruction.  Pre-assessments (also known as diagnostic assessments) and formative assessments must...

Transforming the Classroom with Personalized Learning and Technology

Goldman Sachs, an investment company, shares how they feel their investment in educational technology is setting the stage for ways that technology...

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...

SAMR Explained by the Source...Dr. R. Puentedura

SAMR helps teachers evaluate how they are integrating technology into their instruction.  Hear directly from the originator of the model, Dr....

SAMR + Bloom's = Powerful Integration

Put the tech integration alongside the curriculum model and you get one dynamic duo!  As you read this post from SAMR creator, Dr. Ruben...

Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Computational thinking allows learners to leverage technology to boost their own critical and creative thinking processes.  The International...

Computer Science as a Core Subject

Thought leaders in the educational technology space surrounding computer science share their thoughts about the future of math, making a case for...

Setting Up Blogger for Students

Blogger is a fantastic tool for students to document their learning journey, connect their learning, or share evidence of their work.  The difficult...

Effective Elements of Blended and Online Course Design

The infographic visually lists and explains five aspects of effective blended and online course design.  As design is often overlooked or...

Visual Elements for Blended and Online Course Design

The infographic visually presents four specific aspects of creating a visually appealing and accessible blended and online course.  As visual...

What is Blended Learning?

Many teachers and administrators use the term "blended Learning," but they don't always seem to think it means the same thing.   Are you wondering...

The Benefits of Blended Learning

The benefits of blended learning are many, but it is sometimes hard to understand how it might benefit our own classrooms. Take a look at this video...

ThingLink: An Introduction

ThingLink is a little hard to say, but it isn't hard to use. You might be wondering what exactly ThingLink is, so this video will give you an idea....

Symbaloo: What You Need to Know

Symbaloo is a creative way to keep bookmarks organized all in one spot, visually. We often think of bookmarks as places that we want to get back to...

Why Should My Class Minecraft?

Technology can be the gateway a teacher and their students need to walk into the world of student-centered learning. Minecraft is one of those tools....

YouTube: Annotating Your Videos

If you are creating screencasts or recording your lessons in anyway then you are well on your way to being a blended learning expert. However, one...

Actively Learn: Reading Engagement

Actively Learn is one or our favorite tools to get students more engaged in reading. Once you give a reading assignment, you're at the mercy of the...

What Is Coding?

This video is a great way to lead into the beginning of a coding project or to show students at the start of a Genius Hour. It is also a great...

How to Run an Hour of Code

If you want to start and Hour of Code with your students this is the place to start. This short video will list all of the steps that go into getting...

Code.org: Resources for the Hour of Code

Take a tour of the Code.org website and see some examples of how students will be interacting during the Hour of Code. If you have no previous...