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Making Connections to Motivate Student Learning

Discover what motivates a middle school group of students to learn with a peek into a class discussion. Giving students voice and choice in their...

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...

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...

iPad: Apps for Math

Need some great apps for math? This video reviews some of the best apps for the iPad when it comes to teaching math. In the video, the host reviews...

7 Phases of Curriculum Mapping

The ASCD has published a lot of great material in regard to curriculum mapping. If we're honest, most of us would say this isn't really all that fun....

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: iPads and Polygons

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...

Lesson Example: Weather with NOVA labs

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...

Lesson Example: TeachingHistory.org

Looking for great resources for social studies? Look no further than teachinghistory.org. This site is a clearinghouse for lots of great resources...

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...

Lesson Example: Vocabulary Building

This lesson example focuses on vocabulary development, especially with ELL and foreign language students. What better way to use technology than with...

Class Dojo Creating a Community

Class Dojo is an excellent tool for teachers, parents and students. This short video will give you a feel for some of the Class Dojo features and is...

Class Dojo Student-led Portfolios

Class Dojo has launched some great new features that allow parents and students to share the classroom experience. If you are already a Dojo user...

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...

Classroom Video: Socratic Seminar

Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom. This video gives a...

Cooperative Learning Strategy: Jigsaw

This video created by Reading Rockets provides a classroom example of how teachers and students can use the cooperative learning strategy...

PBL: Fostering a Collaborative culture

When implementing Project-Based Learning in your classroom, it can be daunting to allow students to take ownership over their learning processes and...

Digital Compass in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship is a struggle for many teachers and schools, but it doesn't have to be. Digital Compass, a FREE resource from Common Sense Media...

Math Learning: The Geoboard App

This video will show you the basics of an awesome iPad and Web app that allows the user to explore the use of a virtual geoboard.Never heard of a...