Resources

Google Chrome Features

Google Chrome is a web browser that allows you to access the Internet, but it is also much more.  Understanding how to use the different features in...

Improving Writing and Research Using GSuite

Does it ever feel like you're pulling teeth when asking students to conduct research and communicate effectively through writing?  Does it seem...

An Introduction to Epic!

Epic! is the leading digital library for kids, where kids can explore their interests and learn with instant, unlimited access to 25,000 high-quality...

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...

How to Run an Hour of Code

If you want to start and Hour of Code with your students this is the place to start. This short video will list all of the steps that go into getting...

Digital Storytelling: Sample Lesson Plans

Thanks to the Creative Educator, you can save time planning and designing digital storytelling lessons for your students!  In this...

A Guide to Producing Digital Storytellers

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be provided more...

Google Chrome Extensions

Have you ever noticed a small icon at the top right of your Chrome browser?  These icons are called extensions.  Extensions are a great addition to...

Overview: What is Diigo?

Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to collaboratively conduct and share research online?  Look no further than Diigo, a social...

My Simple Show Tutorial

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

Google Slides as HyperDocs

If you love using Google Slides, but are looking for innovative uses of this powerful tool, look no further than this blog post by Lance Yoder,...

Getting Students to Connect

The Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to connect during learning. This...

Blended Learning: Making it Work in the Classroom

There is much ambiguity surrounding online and blended learning models. Online/blended teaching and learning can look different depending on the...

Teaching 3rd Grade ELA with Tech

Technology marries well with the concepts and methods of Project Based Learning. This video from the Ohio Department of Education showcases a 3rd...

Office Lens: Immersive Reader for SPED

This video provides an overview of Microsoft's Office Lens app. It is available on many different devices, including devices that are running Google...

Google Sheets: Sharing

Google Sheets, like other gSuite resources, can be easily shared with classmates, colleagues, or other collaborators with a few simple clicks. ...

Google Docs: Adding Content

Google Docs is a word processing tool that, while very similar in layout to Microsoft Word, has additional features that make sharing and...

The Critique Protocol: Producing Quality Work

Students need to have access to quality feedback in order to produce quality products. While a teacher can provide much of that feedback, it is also...

Creating and Using A Hyperdoc

This video explains how use a hyperdoc. The hyperdoc shown is called "I Thought I Saw A Monster" and it is available through the link under the video...

Benefits of Mind Maps

Helping students make their thinking and learning visible isn't always an easy task.  Mind mapping is a technique that can be used to help...