Resources

Students as Producers: A Student Perspective

Student-centered learning has become a buzz word in education these days, but have you taken the time to think about how that fits into your teaching...

Deep Questions for Math

Dan Meyer, high school math teacher, shares how he creates more open-ended and deeper tasks in his Algebra class.  Using a combination of multimedia...

Sound Trap Video Tutorials

If you've been looking for a student-friendly audio creation and recording tool that works on all devices, Sound Trap is your answer!  This...

Why Do We Still Lecture?

What does a lecture have to do with collaboration?That's a great question! There are many techniques that have been used for centuries in medicine...

Class Dojo Creating a Community

Class Dojo is an excellent tool for teachers, parents and students. This short video will give you a feel for some of the Class Dojo features and is...

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright law can be confusing. This video from Common Sense Media explains copyright and gives examples of how online material can and cannot...

Seesaw and the 4Cs

In the world of educational technology, it's easy to get wrapped up in using tools because they are fun and engaging.  Now, there's nothing...

Nine Ways to Add Posts to a Padlet Wall

This video by Richard Byrne, the creator and author of the blog Free Technology for Teachers, demonstrates the nine different creative ways...

Why We Need Authentic Assessment

Helping our students gain skills to thrive in a collaborative and changing future is a common goal of any great teacher or parent.  In this blog...

Google Slides: Small Group Collaboration

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster collaboration using the Google...

Socratic Seminars in the Elementary Classroom

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses on the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types of...

Grow Your PLN

A personal learning network (PLN) must be planted and cultivated over time.  However, you will reap a harvest of knowledge if you invest the...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grade 2 through grade, 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library...

Ramsey Musallam's 3 Rules to Spark Learning & Exploration

What if you could transform your classroom just by remembering 3 simple rules when designing your lessons? Ramsey Musallam, in this TED talk,...

15 Ways to Spark Student Reflection

This blog post from Tricia Whenham on Collaborative Learning provides 15 easy to use and understand examples of reflective activities that teachers...

Lesson Example: Visual Literacy

Visual literacy is an important skill for our students to master. More and more information is being delivered through methods other than text, and...