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Infographics in the Classroom: A Place to Start

This web resource from Teachers First provides some great resources for creating real lesson plans you can use in your classroom. This link will...

Infographics: Citing Sources

Citing sources is an important part of any research project. Creating an outstanding infographic challenges students to dig deep into a topic 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...

Lesson Example: I know How To...

Creating great lesson plans with technology can be tough, but it isn't impossible. Common Sense Education has a great site filled with all kinds of...

Live Binders: The New Way to Organize

Binders have always been useful. They help keep us organized and help to keep students from losing important documents. But have traditional binders...

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...

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...

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...

Make Reading Epic! Get Started

Create a classroom account for EPIC! books. This is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of books that can be...

Browse and Search in Epic!

Are you getting started with Epic? This reading site is a great resource with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Virtual Reading Logs in Epic!

Epic! is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Lesson Example: Character Exploration via Google Forms

Doc Appender is a great Add-on in Google Docs that allows you to get responses from a Google From and move them directly to a Google Doc. Are you...

Orange Slice: Easy Grading in Google Classroom

From the Orange Slice website:"Teacher Rubric is an add-on that will increase your grading productivity and it professionally presents a scored...

2 Ways to Give Feedback in Google Docs

Feedback is one of the most effective tools that a teacher can use to increase student learning. Giving feedback comes in many forms but it isn't...

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....

Social Bookmarking: Getting Students to Read

One seemingly never-ending challenge for teachers is getting students motivated to read, especially when it comes to non-fiction pieces of...

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Storybird Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

Storyboard That Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One creative online application...