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Infographics in the Classroom: A Place to Start

This web resource from Teachers First provides some great resources for creating real lesson plans you can use in your classroom. This link will...

Lesson Example: I know How To...

Creating great lesson plans with technology can be tough, but it isn't impossible. Common Sense Education has a great site filled with all kinds of...

Live Binders: The New Way to Organize

Binders have always been useful. They help keep us organized and help to keep students from losing important documents. But have traditional binders...

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...

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...

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...

2 Ways to Give Feedback in Google Docs

Feedback is one of the most effective tools that a teacher can use to increase student learning. Giving feedback comes in many forms but it isn't...

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....

Social Bookmarking: Getting Students to Read

One seemingly never-ending challenge for teachers is getting students motivated to read, especially when it comes to non-fiction pieces of...

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...

6 Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Many students use digital storytelling to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to write narrative stories. However, the power of digital...

Storybird Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

Storyboard That Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One creative online application...

TedTalk: The Power of Digital Storytelling by Emily Bailin

In this Ted Talk, Emily Bailin shares how powerful digital storytelling can be for students.  She discusses the way pictures, videos, and music can...

Research With Google Scholar

If you are tired of seeing Wikipedia be the go-to spot for student research, Google Scholar might help. Google has created this search site to return...

Macat Critical Thinking Video Library for Students

Critical thinking is about being able to ask questions, gather multiple pieces of information, and then synthesize it into your own worldview. This...

What is a blog?

You've probably heard the word, maybe you've read one, or maybe you've even created one, but could you easily explain what a BLOG is?  Could your...

Question Formulation Technique in Action

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by The Right Question Institute,  is a straightforward, rigorous strategy that helps all...

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...

CommonLit: Online Library of Free Texts

Teachers today spend hundreds of hours preparing materials to teach their classes.  Much of that time is spent searching the internet for authentic...