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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 in the Classroom: A Real Example

One of the most powerful forms of learning is to see an example of how instructional practices can be implemented in a real classroom. In this web...

Why YouTube?

Why does video and YouTube play such an important role in student learning today? Learn how a teacher in Kent, Washington uses YouTube to help...

Screencastify: Try It Out!

Now it's your turn! These step-by-step directions will walk you through a recording using Screencastify with both the desktop screencast as well as...

A Student's YouTube Journey

Follow student YouTuber  EthanGamerTV through his journey beginning at age 7 with zero subscribers till he hit over 1,000,000 (yep, that is one...

Reflections from an Expert YouTube Vlogger: Myles Dyer

YouTube expert Myles Dyer (aka Blade376) shares his journey of vlogging through the last 10 years on YouTube.  What hooked him into the platform?...

Vlogging on YouTube: Try It Out!

Now it's your turn! This planning guide will walk you through items that you need to consider and have ready before launching your own YouTube...

Assessing Student Video Creation

Creating a digital story involves lots of elements, making it tricky to assess the video without considering all that came before the final product....

Copyright Case Study: Vlogs

With the tidal wave of personal video uploads and blogs on the internet, Fair Use practices have come under fire and have been analyzed in great...

A Flipped Classroom in Action

In this video, Chemistry teacher Rachel Nixon explains to her students what "flipped" instruction means in her class and how that connects to student...

Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

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

Backchannel and Informal Assessment Tool Comparison

Technology has made backchannels and informal assessment tools extremely assessible and engaging for the classroom teacher today.  Richard Byrne...

Lesson Design for Personalization

Personalization is a great way to ensure that students are able to make connections through lessons that focus on what a student already knows and...

Taxonomy for Reflective Thinking

Peter Pappas examines Bloom's Taxonomy as it relates to reflection and critical thinking for students, teachers, and principals.  This concept...

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...

Innovative Learners 8 Opportunities

The word "innovative" is quickly becoming a buzz word in education, but what does it mean to be an Innovative Learner?  The formal and informal...

Research Summary: Model Comparison on Levels of Thinking

There are distinct differences between Bloom's Taxonomy, Webb's Depth-of-Knowledge, and SAMR.  However, there are quite a few correlations in...

UDL Embedded in Educational Laws

CAST is a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in shaping the National UDL Task Force and embedding Universal Design for...

UDL Fast Facts

This quick reference sheet on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework describes the fundamental pillars or guidelines that define the UDL...

Digital Text and UDL

Why are digital tools and text so important for today's classrooms?  Several leaders behind the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) movement share...