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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 Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

Assessment lies at the heart of differentiated instruction.  Pre-assessments (also known as diagnostic assessments) and formative assessments must...

Flipped Learning...and What It's Not

Watch Jon Bergmann, flipped-learning founder of of FlippedClass.com, as he discusses some of the advantages of the flipped classroom. There are many...

Strategies to Help Students Go Deeper When Reading Digitally

More and more, students are reading on digital devices for class assignments and research.  Not only that, but many student assessments are also...

Reflection Strategy: I Used to Think, Now I Think

When students reflect they have an opportunity to make more sense of their learning, the steps they took to get to that point, and it helps them to...

Key Questions for UDL Lesson Planning

As you plan your lessons to differentiate and personalize for every student, asking a simple set of questions can help make sure your students are...

Digital Oversharing: Being Wise Before You Post

As students navigate the ever-evolving world of social media, showing the importance of their digital footprint in an effective way can be a...

Chromebook Accessibility: Navigating With the Keyboard

When working with students who have a diverse set of needs, it's good to know that Google Chromebooks have been designed to be accessible to many...

SciShow Kids: A Science-Based YouTube Channel for Kids

Young elementary students seem so curious and interested in all the things going on around them.  Why not feed that curiosity with this...

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....

CK-12 Virtual Textbooks: Overview

From the CK-12 YouTube Channel:"is a non-profit organization that creates and aggregates high quality, curated STEM content. Our library includes...

The Best Authors for Teachers to Follow on Social Media

Many authors are very active on social media, and some will often engage in conversation with K-12 classrooms via these platforms.  What better...

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 Chrome - Managing Extensions

This short video by Richard Byrne, the creator and author of the blog Free Technology for Teachers, demonstrates how easy it is to manage...

ChatterPix Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use #iPad...

Storyboard That: Sample Lesson Plans

Thanks to Storyboard That, an easy-to-use web application to create dynamic storyboards, you can save time planning and designing digital...

Lesson Example: Google SketchUp

No matter how awesome a tool is, how a teacher utilizes that tool to create learning experiences is the most important. This is also the most time...

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,...

Teaching Music With "Rock Our World"

One of the most interesting things about music is the amount of richness that comes from its variety and the cultures behind it. This is a great...