Resources

Journey From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven

Inquiry-based learning is a great way to get students exploring. It is important to remember though, students don't always come to a learning...

A Flipped Classroom in Action

In this video, Chemistry teacher Rachel Nixon explains to her students what "flipped" instruction means in her class and how that connects to student...

Genius Hour: Start Here!

What better place to start thinking about Genius Hour than www.geniushour.com. On this site, Chris Kesler has compiled some excellent resources for...

The Reflective Student

In this post, Peter Pappas from the University of Portland, provides some excellent questions for the reflective student. The best teachers can...

Create Podcasts on the Chromebook Using SoundTrap

If you're ready for your students to move beyond consuming digital media and start producing their own, podcasting is an easy way for students to...

Formative Assessment: Dos and Do Nots Comparison Chart

This comparison chart, excerpted from NCTE's "Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction," is a helpful guide for teachers as they plan...

Classroom Video: Socratic Seminar

Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom. This video gives a...

Learning Styles Explained

Knowing your individual learning style and your preferred learning mode can help focus your learning and study time.  VARK research describes...

Formative Assessment: Plickers

Plickers is a free, powerfully simple tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for students to have...

Right Data, Rich Picture, Best Solutions

In order to get a true picture of what is happening in the classroom and craft the right solution, Josh Parker, 2012 Maryland State Teacher of the...

Pivot Interventions: Creating Custom Templates

Learn how to create a custom intervention template using the Pivot software.  We know that administrators and teachers are most effective when they...

UDL Fast Facts

This quick reference sheet on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework describes the fundamental pillars or guidelines that define the UDL...

Reinventing Physical Education

Creativity is about challenging the way we look at the world as we know it. Can you imagine a Physical Education classroom that relies on technology...

HyperDocs Lesson Planning and Delivery

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

Twitter: 28 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

This article titled "28 Simple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom," posted by TeachThought, provides practical ways Twitter can be used an...

Kahoot! Introduction

You have probably heard of Kahoot! by now, but if you haven't, it is a great way to get students engaged and having fun in the classroom. Think of...

Annotate PDF Documents Using Google Classroom's iPad App

If you and your students use iPads for teaching and learning, you're going to love a little-known feature available inside the Google Classroom iPad...

Digital Interactive Notebooks

The most important quality for any digital learning tool is that is enhances the learning experience for the kids. Using notebooks and journals has...