Resources

Are Learning Styles Invalid?

In recent years, the idea of Learning Styles has been challenged and confused with Multiple Intelligences.  This body of research identifies...

Wonderopolis: A Tutorial

What do your students wonder about?  How do you help them dive into their natural curiosity?  Sometimes setting students free to explore the...

Infographics: How to Do Research

Research is a key step in gaining knowledge about any field. In this video, the professional marketing team at Vertical Measures outline some great...

Graphing in Google Sheets

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Sheets," or "I'm not sure I can teach math using the Google tools." ...

Would You Rather...? Math Resources

Would you rather buy two boxes of cereal and get another for 50% off, or buy one box of cereal and get another 25% off?Would You Rather...? is a...

Quizizz: Editing a Quiz by Another Teacher

Quizizz has an abundance of public quizzes already created! You can search their database to see if there is already a quiz which meets your needs....

Truth & Teaching Students How to Think

This blog post by Five-Star's Brad Fischer outlines the importance of critical thinking in today's busy, information-filled world. What does it mean...

Creating Mind Maps with Google Drawings

Mind mapping is an excellent strategy to help students make their thinking and learning visible.  While mind maps can be done on paper, there...

Google Slides: Build a Snowman Template

If you're looking for a way to help your students learn and use Google Slides in an interactive way, this Build a Snowman template, created by Eric...

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....

Strategy: Connect-Extend-Challenge

One way to deepen student learning of new information is to help them connect the new ideas to their prior knowledge.  This strategy, a Visible...

Elementary Seesaw Activities: Ready-to-use!

This is the jackpot of ready-to-use elementary Seesaw resources!  In this spreadsheet, created by Billings Public School teachers in Montana,...

Get on Your GoSoapBox

No matter the lesson, having a clear picture of how all of your students are faring with the topic at-hand. GoSoapBox provides a web-based and most...

Student Voice Means Sharing Power

This ASCD publication, Classroom of Choice by Jonathan C. Erwin, includes an excellent chapter on giving students more power in the...

WeVideo for Education: Podcasting

Record narration and voiceover with your computer's built-in mic directly on WeVideo's editor. This can allow educators and students to create a...

ISTE Standards for Students

In 2016, the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) unveiled the new technology standards for students.  These new standards are...

How to Write Effective Driving Questions

If we boil it down, the only reason humans know anything is because we wanted to answer questions. We are inquisitive and often relentless when it...

Typing Spanish Characters on a Chromebook

Any Spanish teacher will tell you they wish there was an easier way to type special Spanish characters when creating content.  There are extensions...

Why Is Change So Hard?

Being a change leader in any situation is never easy, but it can be particularly hard in a school setting. Why is it so difficult? There are many...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Some people believe that creativity is an inherent skill that individuals are born with.  However, producing innovative ideas, creating...