Resources

Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit

No matter what grade level you teach, it is never too early to start talking about responsible use of the internet. This is especially true when it...

Six Examples of Popplet in the Math Classroom

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...

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

A reality in the digital age is the rise of 'fake news' stories prevalent on the web.  Already tricky to navigate for adults, teaching our...

What Is Coding?

This quick video is a great way to lead into the beginning of a coding project or to show students at the start of a Genius Hour. It is also a great...

Examples of Differentiated Instruction

Learning differences can be valued and addressed to best reach each student, but it does require deliberate and purposeful planning.  This post...

Using Canvas Modules to Personalize Learning

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to use Canvas modules as a tool to personalize student learning.  By using various Canvas...

Strategy: Photo Deconstruction

This instructional strategy from K20 Learn promotes critical thinking through the analysis of a photograph. This is a great way to engage students,...

What the Heck Is a Tubric?

For any teacher who has struggled with creating a foundational driving question for a PBL unit, the tubric could be the answer! This video explains...

Symbaloo: What You Need to Know

Symbaloo is an organized and visually appealing way to keep bookmarks organized in one spot. Bookmarks are  saved web links we visit often. In...

Current Events in Historical Context

This resource, from UC Davis' Historical-Social Science Project, provides some excellent resources for teaching current events in today's classroom....

Transforming the Classroom with Personalized Learning and Technology

Goldman Sachs, an investment company, shares how they feel their investment in educational technology is setting the stage for ways that technology...

SketchUp in the Classroom

Google SketchUp isn't just for math or engineering!  Want some real examples of using SketchUp in the classroom?  This resource visits the...

HyperDocs Lesson Planning and Delivery

As you begin creating HyperDocs for your students, there will be some basic features of Google Docs you'll want to know how to use.  Also, it...

How to Write Effective Driving Questions

If we boil it down, the only reason humans know anything is because we wanted to answer questions. We are inquisitive and often relentless when it...

TedEd Scott Mcleod Extracurricular Empowerment

It is a generally agreed upon concept that given the right parameters, our students can achieve mighty and world-changing things.  In his...

Teaching Music With "Rock Our World"

One of the most interesting things about music is the amount of richness that comes from its variety and the cultures behind it. This is a great...

Prior Knowledge Makes It Personal

Connecting is really about students understanding what they already know and gaining new knowledge. Do your lessons work hard at helping students to...