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Backchannel and Informal Assessment Tool Comparison

Technology has made backchannels and informal assessment tools extremely assessible and engaging for the classroom teacher today.  Richard Byrne...

Google Chrome - Downloads

This short video demonstrates how easy it is to download files using the Google Chrome browser.  In this video, you will learn how to:Download files...

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...

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...

SAMR Swimming: A Flexible Approach

The SAMR model is often represented as a ladder that teachers must climb.  However, with the blend of different models, including Bloom's Taxonomy,...

OneNote: Classroom Notebook Creator

If you love OneNote you probably already know about some of the great uses of this powerful tool. However, are you using it with your students?...

Creating Mind Maps Using Popplet

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...

iNACOL Online Interactions for Students

Online interactions is a central component to digital learning.  The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has established a...

Flat - Create A Class

Did you know that Flat, the online composing software, allows you to create classes of students? You can manage their assignments, give feedback, and...

Digital Literacy Curriculum: Google CS

Digital skills and digital citizenship are going to be very important for our students' futures. It can be challenging to find time to both create...

Diigo: Organize Your Research

Curating and organizing research online can be challenging and overwhelming.  Instead of trying to go it alone, use Diigo, a social...

Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

From the TED website:In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools'...

Sharing Leads to Learning

A Case for SharingManners aside, sharing serves an important part in the learning process. Unfortunately, many times the classroom unintentionally...

Interactive Graphic Organizers With Google Drawings

Graphic organizers are a great tool in the classroom to help students visualize their learning and make connections. Paper organizers can do the...