Resources

Digital Footprint Matters

Wherever we go, we leave footprints. It is not different with our online travels. However, the footprints we leave online don't ever go away. Do our...

Google Sheets: Functions

This video tutorial will explain how to use the "function" feature in Google Sheets. Essentially, functions are formulas you can enter into Sheets to...

Google Chrome: Cool Ways to Use the Omnibox

This short video by Amy Mayer, the creator and author of friETechnology, demonstrates some cool ways Google Chrome users can creatively use the...

How to Organize Your Google Keep

Google has created an excellent way to get organized and share important information with Google Keep. It has been around for a while, but now it is...

How To Create HyperDocs

So you've heard about HyperDocs, you've explored some examples, and now you're ready to create your own.  But where to start?  How do you begin...

Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity

Integrating technology into the Fine Arts classroom shouldn't have to be a struggle. We believe technology should be used best where it fits, not...

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. Teamwork works for...

15 Ways to Spark Student Reflection

This blog post provides some excellent examples of reflective activities for your classroom. There are external links to additional resources and an...

Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

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

John Kotter: The Heart of Change

Have you ever had a great idea, but other just didn't seem to be interested? Trying to get a group of people move into action can be difficult. This...

Connecting the Dots to Create Real Learning

This article, from KQED's Mind Shift, will highlight the value of connection in the classroom by showcasing a school called Open Connections. This...

Safe Web Searching with Kiddle

Allowing younger students to explore the internet safely can be pretty daunting. There is a lot of information out there that many younger eyes...

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...

The Power of Curiosity

Research shows when students are curious about something, they learn better, and they learn more.  It's not surprising that inquiry-based...