Resources

Interactive Art: The ART Zone

The NGAkids Art Zone was created and developed by the National Gallery of Art. If you teach art at any level, this is a "must have" resource to...

Getting Students to Reflect

Still want to know more about what it means to reflect? We have more answers. This PDF is all about the Awesome 8 Learning Opportunity, Reflect. You...

PBL: Start to Finish

In this video, Edutopia examines life at Manor New Technology High School. Their use of Project Based Learning is a vehicle for student choice...

Padlet: 30 Ways to Use it in the Classroom

Have you heard of Padlet, but aren't quite sure how to integrate this collaborative technology tool into your classroom?  Look no further than a...

District Admin: Custom Resources, Start Here!

PyxisEdu isn't just a place to find the best online resources. Now, district administrators can build and curate their own content easily with custom...

Getting Students to Think

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

District Admin: Editing & Deleting Collections

PyxisEdu collections allow you to gather resources that are important to your training efforts and organize them into a logical order. This can help...

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...

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking

"Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it's impossible to make a perfect choice every time.  But there are many ways to improve...

Using Caps Lock on a Chromebook

If you use a Chromebook, you know there isn't a specific key for CAPS Lock.  It can be frustrating for teachers and students who are used to...

Google Cardboard & Titans of Space

Google Cardboard is a program that allows you to bring immersive virtual reality experiences into your classroom in an affordable way.  All you...

Formative Assessment: "Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment"

In this Education Week article, clear connections are made to the benefits of using technology for formative assessments in the classroom....

Innovative Learner Collection Overview

This video gives a brief overview of the Awesome 8 opportunities for innovative learners created by Five-Star and the PyxisEdu Team.  It will...

How to Reflect on Student Learning for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Tracking student progress throughout a school year can seem overwhelming.  Empowering students to take on this process, even more so.  But...

Ken Robinson: The Art of Teaching

In this short interview with Sir Ken Robinson, he makes it clear how important it is for teachers to view their work as "an art."  He speaks to...