Resources

Creating a Makerspace

The concept of allowing students to be explorers and producers in the learning process is at the heart of the "maker movement." Unfortunately, many...

Google Forms: Self-grading Quizzes

New Feature! If you are a Google Forms user already, this feature is one you have been waiting for. Now you can automatically grade student quizzes...

A Model for Authentic Assessment

Get a glimpse of the process that New York's School of the Future uses to create authentic assessments for their students.  Designing...

EdPuzzle: Create an Account

Using video in the classroom has been around for decades. Nothing used to beat the feeling of a projector rolling into the classroom. Computers made...

Create a "Never Fail" Quiz with Google Forms

This video demonstrates how to use the "Go to section based on answer" feature of Google Forms to offer students automated, digital re-teaching...

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...

Google Docs: Crop Images & Apply Masks

Square images are for "squares." Did you know that there are lots of things you can do with your images in a Google Doc? You can change size, color,...

Social Bookmarking With Students

Knowing how to research effectively, filter results, evaluate, curate, and organize internet resources is a valuable skill for students to learn and...

Google Slides: Big Buddies Activity

Christine Pinto, the creator and author of #GAFE4Littles, has created an excellent example of a collaboration activity with Google Slides that...

Digital Tools for UDL

Explore the interactive "thinglink.. to find free technology tools that can be used for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines in all...

Class Dojo Student-led Portfolios

Class Dojo has launched some great new features that allow parents and students to share the classroom experience. If you are already a Dojo user...

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

This resource from Edutopia is excellent at pointing out the process behind the idea of collaboration. If you have been following along in...

Google Products for Diverse Learners

Meeting the needs for all students, especially those with diverse and special needs can be a challenge for any teacher.  Luckily, Google has upped...

Assessing Student Video Creation

Creating a digital story involves lots of elements, making it tricky to assess the video without considering all that came before the final product....

Skype in the Classroom Resources

Microsoft has built an excellent place for teachers to share resources. The Microsoft Educator Community is a rich site for lessons and tools. Even...

Using Popplet Lite on the iPad

Popplet is a mind mapping tool perfect for helping students visually represent their thinking, learning, and connections they make when exploring new...

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...

Kaizena for Student Feedback

Kaizena is a Google Docs Add-On that takes comments to a whole new level.  You can add voice comments, links, and assign resources.  In this video,...

Ethical Content Curation

Curation is king in an online world of boundless information.  Luckily there are guidelines, or a Curator's Code, to keep you from becoming a...