Resources

Diigo: How to Organize an Outline

In this short video tutorial, Vicki Davis, the creator and author of the blog Cool Cat Teacher, demonstrates how to use Diigo Outliners to...

Classroom Examples Using Pear Deck

Have you ever heard of a new technology tool that sounds great in theory, but you're just not sure how that would work in your classroom? ...

Google Slides: Memory Books

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster student reflection and metacognition...

Understanding Accessibility in Digital Materials

Technology has opened up a world of possibilities for students with special needs. However, just because we make a resource digital doesn't...

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...

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...

Lesson Example: Middle School Verbs

Common Sense Media is a great place to find lessons on digital citizenship, but did you know that they have lesson plans and examples too? This...

The Power of Curiosity

Research shows when students are curious about something, they learn better, and they learn more.  It's not surprising that inquiry-based...

Manipulatives: Solve Me Math Mobiles

Using manipulatives in math is a strategy that is often underused in math instruction. There is a lot of evidence that speaks to the merit of using...

Current Events in Historical Context

This resource, from UC Davis' Historical-Social Science Project, provides some excellent resources for teaching current events in today's classroom....

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...

Blendspace: The Student Perspective

Learning new digital tools and techniques is fun, but sometimes we forget to think about what it looks like to our students. This video will show you...

Arts With Technology:Tux Paint Intro

Tux Paint is a free program that allows students create drawings and creative projects on the computer. This is a versatile tool that would be great...

Tutorial: How to Use Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a video response tool that gives all students a voice.  Teachers can create short discussion-type questions for students to respond...