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Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

Assessment lies at the heart of differentiated instruction.  Pre-assessments (also known as diagnostic assessments) and formative assessments must...

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...

SAMR Explained by the Originator Dr. Ruben Puentedura

SAMR is a model that helps teachers evaluate how they are integrating technology into their instruction.  Consisting of four levels,...

SAMR + Bloom's = Powerful Integration

Put the tech integration alongside the curriculum model and you get one dynamic duo!  As you read this post from SAMR creator, Dr. Ruben...

Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Computational thinking allows learners to leverage technology to boost their own critical and creative thinking processes.  The International...

Computer Science as a Core Subject

Thought leaders in the educational technology space surrounding computer science share their thoughts about the future of math, making a case for...

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...

Visual Elements for Blended and Online Course Design

The infographic visually presents four specific aspects of creating a visually appealing and accessible blended and online course.  As visual...

What is Blended Learning?

Many teachers and administrators use the term "blended Learning," but they don't always seem to think it means the same thing.   Are you wondering...

Benefits of Blended Learning

The benefits of blended learning are many, but it is sometimes hard to understand how it might benefit our own classrooms. Take a look at this video...

Symbaloo: What You Need to Know

Symbaloo is an organized and visually appealing way to keep bookmarks organized in one spot. Bookmarks are  saved web links we visit often. In...

Why Should My Class Minecraft?

Technology can be a pathway that leads teachers and students into the world of student-centered learning. Minecraft is a tool that can spark...

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...

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...

How to Run an Hour of Code

If you want to start and Hour of Code with your students this is the place to start. This short video will list all of the steps that go into getting...

Code.org: Resources for the Hour of Code

Take a tour of the Code.org website and see some examples of how students will be interacting during the Hour of Code. If you have no previous...

What is VoiceThreading?

Our communication is becoming more and more convenient and more and more rooted in technology.  VoiceThread is a digital tool that teachers and...

Browse and Search in Epic!

Are you getting started with Epic? This reading site is a great resource with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Virtual Reading Logs in Epic!

Epic! is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of leveled books that can be selected based on personalized...

Blended Learning: Making it Work in the Classroom

There is much ambiguity surrounding online and blended learning models. Online/blended teaching and learning can look different depending on the...