Resources

SAMR Explained by the Originator Dr. Ruben Puentedura

SAMR is a model that helps teachers evaluate how they are integrating technology into their instruction.  Consisting of four levels,...

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...

Soundtrap Video Tutorials

If you've been looking for a student-friendly audio creation and recording tool that works on all devices, Soundtrap is your answer!  This...

HyperDocs: A Real Classroom Example

You've heard about HyperDocs and you've seen some examples, but  you're still wondering, "Can that really work in my classroom?"  The quick answer...

Read & Write Extension for Google Chrome

This video will demonstrate some of the powerful features of the Read & Write for Google extension. Never hear of this tool? That's OK. Here is what...

8 Basic Steps of Project-Based Learning

When beginning to implement Project-Based Learning in your classroom, the shift to student-centered, inquiry-based learning can be overwhelming and...

The Critique Protocol: Producing Quality Work

Students need to have access to quality feedback in order to produce quality products. While a teacher can provide much of that feedback, it is also...

15 Common Mistakes In Using Cooperative Learning — And What To Do About Them

As educators, we know that students need to learn how to work with others, communicate effectively, and collaborate in various settings.  The...

The Teacher's Guide to Flipped Classrooms

A 2014 study by the Flipped Learning Network found that 78% of teachers surveyed stated they had flipped a lesson and 96% of those that tried shared...

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...

Battling Fake News in the Classroom

For 21st century students, the process of navigating a highly diverse web-based news landscape is getting trickier by the day.  Mary Beth Hertz,...

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...

WeVideo for Education: Managing Students and Creating Groups

Now that you have an account set up, let's figure out how to manage all of your students and setting up groups. Watch the video and see how to keep...

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...

Canvas Tutorial: Pages - Creation and Management

This video is part of the Canvas Video Guide for instructors.  The video linked here will provide a in-depth tutorial of how to create and manage...

PBL: Am I Doing it Right?

Many times educators who are beginning the Project Based Learning (PBL) journey focus solely on the lesson design. This is, of course, an extremely...

Using Khan Academy in the Classroom

You have probably heard of Khan Academy, but we recommend taking a closer look at this flexible, powerful, FREE resource. Khan isn't just for...

Reflection Facilitated by QR Codes

At times, it can be a struggle to fit time for reflection into a lesson. There is so much to do! Yet, I think we all agree that reflection time is...

WeVideo for Education: What are Shared Projects?

Shared projects are ideal for students working independently in a common project. Learn how to get the most out of shared projects in WeVideo.For...

Why Skype in the Classroom?

The idea of using a live broadcasting software like Skype can be very intimidating. However, this is a tool that can help teachers break the chains...