Resources

EDpuzzle: Student Projects

Teachers are able to create videos and assessments via EDpuzzle, but imagine the power of STUDENTS finding and creating videos in EDpuzzle! Watch...

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

Balancing Risk-Taking and Failure

In order to grow we have to take risks. However, this can be difficult as a leader because so many are depending on you for guidance. This article,...

Orange Slice: Easy Grading in Google Classroom

Orange Slice is a useful GSuite-Google Docs add-on to make your grading more productive.  The Teacher Rubric is an add-on that will increase...

Chromebook Accessibility: Navigating With the Keyboard

When working with students who have a diverse set of needs, it's good to know that Google Chromebooks have been designed to be accessible to many...

Draw.io to Design and Model

Draw.io is a free flowchart and mapping tool that stores to Google Drive, OneDrive, or other cloud storage solutions.  Use it to design database...

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...

Pear Deck Orchard: Ready-to-Use Lessons and Activities

If you love using Pear Deck with your students, but don't always have the time to create a new slide deck from scratch, Pear Deck Orchard is here to...

Insert Learning: Your First Lesson

Are you looking for an easy way to transform content into e-learning lessons for your students? Then look no further than Insert...

Flashcard Factory: Pear Deck + Quizlet

Two of our friends, Pear Deck and Quizlet, have come together to create an awesome, engaging vocabulary activity for students!  In Flashcard...

Digital Passport in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship is a struggle for many teachers and schools, but it doesn't have to be. Digital Passport, a FREE resource from Common Sense Media...

Actively Learn: Reading Engagement

Actively Learn is one or our favorite tools to get students more engaged in reading. Once you give a reading assignment, you're at the mercy of the...

iPad App: Book Creator

Book Creator is an app that lets you create interactive multimedia iPad books. Students can share these books electronically so others can read them....

Scaffolding Student Reflections

It is obvious that we feel that reflection is important for students. This article from Edutopia will outline the importance of making sure students...

Cheating with Technology

Students have been cheating on exams and assignments since school began.  This article from the Chicago Tribune highlights the new cheating...

Canvas: Create a Discussion Board

Classroom discussion is a great way to help students make connections with new material and share their learning process with other students. If you...

Google Forms: Password Protect a Form

Since Google Forms can easily be used for assessments, surveys, gathering student information, checks for understanding, and so much more, there...

Strategy: Fun Alternatives to Think Pair Share

An important part of learning is not just sharing what you know with someone else, but being able to talk about how you arrived at a certain...

What Is Coding?

This quick video is a great way to lead into the beginning of a coding project or to show students at the start of a Genius Hour. It is also a great...

WriteAbout: Where the Student is the Star

Students can write and often, students want to write, but they need that spark to get the creative fire lit.  WriteAbout is a resource...