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DoK Game Show

Depth of Knowledge (DoK) can be tricky to understand and explain, especially to parents or stakeholders, without an education background.  This blog...

Deep Questions for Math

Dan Meyer, high school math teacher, shares how he creates more open-ended and deeper tasks in his Algebra class.  Using a combination of multimedia...

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...

The Four Characteristics of Authentic Learning

What type of experience do your students get when they enter your classroom? Will their skills transfer to other aspects of their future lives?...

What the Heck Is a Tubric?

This is a must have for PBL lesson design and inquiry, but every teacher can use it. The video will explain how to use it to generate driving...

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....

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...

Creating a Makerspace

The concept of allowing students to be explorers and producers in the learning process is at the heart of the "maker movement." Unfortunately, many...

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...

Critical Thinking with Technology

When students #think they are engaged in some of the highest levels of learning. Many of your are already engaging your kids in ways that activate...

Microsoft Office Mix Science Experiements

The University of Colorado Boulder has created scientific simulations on their PhET Simulations website. This resource is great for all ages, but...

Interactive Science & Math Simulations

The University of Colorado Boulder has created a website that allows students of all ages to simulate experiments in Physics, Biology, Earth Science,...

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 of...

Using Canvas to Flip Your Classroom

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to use Canvas to begin "flipping" your classroom and moving towards a more student-centered...

Using Google Trends to Make Sense of Data

Google Trends is an amazing place to go where everyone can be a data nerd!  Not only can you easily identify the hot topics that people from all...

Moonshot Thinking: Solve for X

Google X is a hub of "moonshot" thinking.  There isn't a problem too big or too audacious that can't be solved when you approach it with a radical...

#Collaborate in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #6: COLLABORATEAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when we discuss our ideas with others.  We also...

Strategy: Pass the Problem

This classroom teaching strategy is great for getting students to collaborate. The University of Oklahoma's K20 Learn site is full of great teaching...

Strategy in Action: Pass the Problem

This video, from K20 Center, explains the details of the Pass the Problem strategy and shows some examples of this technique in action. In this...

Dylan Wiliam: Importance of Collaborative Learning

In this resource, Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London, outlines what he believes to be the most...