Resources

Infographics in the Classroom: A Place to Start

This web resource from Teachers First provides some great resources for creating real lesson plans you can use in your classroom. This link will...

Lesson Example: Private Information Online

This lesson example from Common Sense Media helps students understand how to better protect themselves online. Here is what they will be...

Literacy Skills: Battling Fake News

Unfortunately, the onslaught of media to which we are exposed is full of information that comes in disguise. Often opinion is presented as fact and...

Google Science Fair: What is it?

Ever heard of the Google Science Fair? No? This video is a short description of some of the amazing things previous winners have done. Are your...

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

As Albert Einstein once said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge."  With more emphasis...

Storybird Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

Visualization of Information: David McCandless

In this TED Talk, David McCandless explores the idea of how we look at information. Information by itself really isn't all that powerful until it is...

Canvas: Communicating With Students and Parents

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team demonstrates some creative uses of Canvas announcements and discussions to keep elementary students...

Google Forms: Reorder Questions

Google Forms is one of the most powerful tools in the gSuite. There are many possibilities for communication with students and parents/guardians as...

20 Collaborative Learning Strategies

Most teachers agree that giving students the opportunity to collaborate in the classroom is very important. However, creating valuable experiences...

Microsoft Product Accessibility Features

Microsoft has been a leader in software for decades. Recently they have made many improvements in their educational products and offerings. This...

Google Expeditions Virtual Field Trips

This video will give you a look at Google Expeditions from the teacher's perspective. As the teacher you can lead students through lots of different...

iPad: Accessibility Features You Must Know

This video does an excellent job of outlining all of the great options that exist on the iPad to help every student have access to material. If you...

Google Custom Search Engine

Have you ever wanted your students to search for resources, and they end up on sites that are distracting or irrelevant? Wouldn't it be great if you...

7 Reasons for Standards-Based Grading

This article, from ASCD and Patricia L. Scriffiny, outlines the advantages of moving toward a standards-based grading system. While this might...

Lesson Example: I know How To...

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...

Lesson Example: Teaching Foreign Language

EDSITEment is a website dedicated to the teaching of Humanities. It's also a wealth of knowledge and resources for any teacher. This resource links...

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking

"Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it's impossible to make a perfect choice every time.  But there are many ways to improve...

NoRedInk-A New Way to Improve Grammar and Writing

Created by a teacher who felt there must be a better way to improve the writing and grammar of his students while also making the process fun,...