Resources

ISTE Standards for Students

In 2016, the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) unveiled the new technology standards for students.  These new standards are...

Socratic Seminar Lesson Examples

Lesson planning can be time consuming, and sometimes as teachers we feel like we're stuck in a rut with the same old classroom activities.  Save...

Draw.io to Design and Model

Draw.io is a free flowchart and mapping tool that stores to Google Drive, OneDrive, or other cloud storage solutions.  Use it to design database...

Student Inspiration! Caine's Arcade

If you want to be inspired, look no further! We all have different ideas, desires, and motivators in life. This is no different for young students,...

Critical Thinking Math Lessons

Getting students to Think Critically does not have to be boring anymore! This website by Robert Kaplinsky features a collection of real-world and pop...

Blogging for Student Reflection

Blogging can be an awesome tool for student reflection. It provides the student an opportunity to make personal connections and share their thought...

Google Sheets: The Easier Way to Freeze Rows

If you are new to Google Sheets or an old pro, this short video will show you a trick you might not know. Spreadsheets are great, but sometimes when...

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital...

Lesson Example: Elementary Metric System

Technology rich lessons take time to develop and can be difficult to think of on your own with out seeing some real-life examples. This video...

No Books, No Problem: Teaching Without a Text

Textbooks have been a staple in the classroom for decades, and, until recently, were frequently the only classroom tool at our disposal for relaying...

Research Summary: Model Comparison on Levels of Thinking

There are distinct differences between Bloom's Taxonomy, Webb's Depth-of-Knowledge, and SAMR.  However, there are quite a few correlations in...

Getting Students to Connect

The Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to connect during learning. This...

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 Carol...

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...

The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts

Podcasts can be used across subject-areas, grade-levels, and various areas of interests to engage and educate students.  But if you're ready for...

Canvas: Assignment Creation

The following resource is from the Canvas Video Guides for Instructors.  It is a detailed explanation of how to create assignments in Canvas...