Resources

Google Slides: Big Buddies Activity

Christine Pinto, the creator and author of #GAFE4Littles, has created an excellent example of a collaboration activity with Google Slides that is...

Coding With SAM Labs: Loops

In computer science, a loop is a sequence of instructions that repeats until a certain condition is met.  Loops can be used in computer programs to...

Edpuzzle: YouTube Chrome Extension

This resource shows you how to quickly access and create an Edpuzzle when you are searching in YouTube. Click here to get the Chrome extension.

Using VoiceThread in Your Classroom

VoiceThread is a powerful tool that can help students in many ways.  Teachers can use it to deliver lessons, use it as a form of assessment, or have...

Google Classroom: Discussion Questions

This video, from Mickie Mueller, will tell you how you can use Google Classroom to lead a discussion in your classroom and foster student...

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...

Sphero SPRK: Using the iOS App to Drive

Before getting your Sphero to move around, you’ll need to make sure you know how to drive it. Think of this video as your “Sphero Driver’s...

Clean Up Your Gmail Inbox

It is the end of the school year, and your Gmail inbox might be looking like a mess. Watch this short video to learn about a few steps that could...

Using Technology to Accelerate Student Learning

Effective technology integration does not view digital tools as an add-on to the curriculum.  Instead, the use of digital tools can enhance...

Team Drives Step-By-Step Guide

When looking for a collaborative space to easily store, search for, and access files that belong to a group of users, look no further than Google...

Student Communication using Social Networks

Sometimes educators think the worst when they hear social media. There are so many negative stories out there that it might seem like the best policy...

Khan Academy: Make Coach Recommendations

Khan Academy isn't just for teaching Math anymore. You can now find lots of resources for almost every subject. Most importantly, as a teacher, you...

#Explore in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #3: EXPLOREAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious and...

7 Steps to Stronger Student Collaborators in Your Classroom

Collaboration.... everybody is doing it! It is a well-known fact that collaboration boosts creativity and thinking.  According...

What are HyperDocs?

Maybe you've heard of HyperDocs, or maybe you're just looking for a way to amp up the use of Google Documents in your classroom, but aren't quite...

Formative Assessment: "Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment"

In this Education Week article, clear connections are made to the benefits of using technology for formative assessments in the classroom....

Edpuzzle: Adding audio notes and voiceover

Studies show that students pay more attention to information if they hear it from a familiar voice. Adding audio notes and voiceover is a great way...

Formative Assessment: Dos and Do Nots Comparison Chart

This comparison chart, excerpted from NCTE's "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction," is a helpful guide for teachers as they plan...

Google Classroom: 5 Specific Ways to Organize Assignments

The Classwork page in Google Classroom can quickly become a cluttered list of assignments and learning materials.  Help your students (and you!)...

Don't Ditch Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World

There are so many education models, (Blooms, SAMR, Gardener's Multiple Intelligences, etc) but no clear model of how to differentiate instruction...