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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...

Google Classroom: Getting Started With Classroom

If you're just getting started using Google Classroom, this quick video tutorial from Alice Keeler will show you how easy it is to set up your very...

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...

iNACOL: National Standards for Quality Online Courses

This resource is a collect of standards designed to provide a set of quality guidelines for online content, instructional design, technology...

Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

Just because students are comfortable with technology and love the internet doesn't mean their are great at finding information or deciding it that...

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...

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...

Google Expeditions Virtual Field Trips

This video will give you a look at Google Expeditions from the teacher's perspective. As the teacher you can lead students through lots of different...

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...

Make Reading Epic! Get Started

Create a classroom account for Epic! books. This is a free digital library for students and classroom teachers with thousands of books that can be...

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...

Blended Learning with the TNTP

Blended learning offers the opportunity to rethink how teachers teach and students learn.  Technology has the ability to personalize and accelerate...