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Creating Mind Maps Using Popplet

Having students create mind maps is a powerful way to assess their thinking and learning.  Mind maps can also be used as a way to visually...

iNACOL Online Interactions for Students

Online interactions is a central component to digital learning.  The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has established a...

A Changing History of Assessment

Assessment is changing, or needs to change, alongside our changing students.  Learners today are preparing for a very diverse career path and...

Canvas Tutorial: How Students Can Submit a Google Document Assignment

Just because you're a Canvas user doesn't mean you have to give up the collaborative power of Google Documents!  You can combine both of these...

Diigo: Annotating a Webpage

Annotation has always been a great strategy for all readers, but as the digital text was introduced to the classroom it was very difficult for...

What is an Infographic?

You have heard it all before. Infographics are cool. Infographics are fun. But, what IS an infographic? If you have been wondering that same...

Lesson Planning With Google Expeditions VR

We aren't sure if virtual reality is the future of education, but we are sure that it can be a valuable learning opportunity. Learning is most often...

FlipQuiz.me

Remember all the hours it took to create a review game before a big test?  Now you can save time and invest all that energy into creating deep and...

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...

Strategy: Conver-stations

This video from the Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling leads her class through an activity called conver-stations. This is a small-group...

What is a blog?

You've probably heard the word, maybe you've read one, or maybe you've even created one, but could you easily explain what a BLOG is?  Could...

What is Your Strongest Intelligence?

Many educators are under the assumption that Gardner's Multiple Intelligences (MI) and learning styles are synonymous; however, MI is a very distinct...

Using Video Effectively in the Classroom

The key to having students engaged and thinking is to have them be active and reactive to the material. Video is a great tool for doing those things....

Learning Styles Explained

Knowing your individual learning style and your preferred learning mode can help focus your learning and study time.  VARK research describes...

Skype in the Classroom Resources

Microsoft has built an excellent place for teachers to share resources. The Microsoft Educator Community is a rich site for lessons and tools. Even...

Google Drive: Transfer Ownership of Files or Folders

If you have created a file or folder but no longer need it, you could simply delete it from your Google Drive. However, if you do this anyone who has...

Google Slides: How to Make an Interactive Presentation

The possibilities for using Google Slides are endless, unless you're only using them as a presentation tool.  Slides are no longer just for...

Teaching a Growth Mindset

Are you a zoo tiger or a jungle tiger?  This simple analogy found in the video shares what is at the heart of the Growth Mindset.  Author...