Resources

STEM: A Student Perspective

Ready to be inspired? This student is sharing her learning by recording a video series on the importance of STEM in her learning experience. She...

Google Chrome - Syncing Accounts

This short video by Eric Curts, the creator and author of the blog Control Alt Achieve, provides a detailed explanation of how to set-up and sync...

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...

Crash Course: An Educational YouTube Channel

This channel has the videos you need! It has everything ranging from chemical reactions, to learning about supply and demand. It even dives into...

Manipulatives: Solve Me Math Mobiles

Using manipulatives in math is a strategy that is often underused in math instruction. There is a lot of evidence that speaks to the merit of using...

Flipgrid K-12 Integration Lessons

Is there a way to engage students in reflection, sharing, and collaboration all in one place?  You bet!  With Flipgrid, a video-response...

Effective Elements of Blended and Online Course Design

The infographic visually lists and explains five aspects of effective blended and online course design.  As design is often overlooked or...

A Layered History of Digital Learning

Online and Digital Learning have deep roots dating back to the 1960s.  This article is only a portion of a more extensive report done in 2015 by...

#FiveStarR1: Participate in a Twitter Chat

Welcome to the #FiveStarR1 Twitter Chat!  We are excited for all of the ideas, strategies, stories, and questions that will be shared by educators...

Expanding Classroom Discussions with TodaysMeet

If you've ever led a fishbowl activity, Socratic Seminar, or a simple classroom discussion and just a few voices dominate, than TodaysMeet is...

Lesson Example: Key Search Words

One of our first lessons as school age kids was how to use the Dewey Decimal System at the library. Understanding this system gave you access to all...

Arts With Technology:Tux Paint Intro

Tux Paint is a free program that allows students create drawings and creative projects on the computer. This is a versatile tool that would be great...

Symbaloo: Embed GoogleDocs in a Tile

Symbaloo is a visual, social bookmarking tool that makes it simple to organize and access frequently-visited websites.  The best part of...

Transforming the Classroom with Personalized Learning and Technology

Goldman Sachs, an investment company, shares how they feel their investment in educational technology is setting the stage for ways that technology...

Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization

Whew!  That is a lot of "tion"s up there!  How do these three strategies differ?  Bray and McClaskey have streamlined what the differences are in...

Connecting the Dots to Create Real Learning

This article, from KQED's Mind Shift, will highlight the value of connection in the classroom by showcasing a school called Open Connections. This...

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...

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...

Twitter: The Beginner's Guide

This article titled "The Beginner's Guide to Twitter," posted by Mashable, is the perfect introduction if you are interested in getting started using...