Resources FILTERED

Visualization of Information: David McCandless

In this TED Talk, David McCandless explores the idea of how we look at information. Information by itself really isn't all that powerful until it is...

Grit: Angela Duckworth

Is grit something you can teach kids? Angela Duckworth think so! In this video she talks about grit and why it's important for our children to have....

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...

Genius Hour: Start Here!

What better place to start thinking about Genius Hour than www.geniushour.com. On this site, Chris Kesler has compiled some excellent resources...

Genius Hour: Resource Jackpot

There are a couple great things about this resource. First, you will be hard pressed to find more of a one-stop-shop when it comes to Genius Hour....

Creating a Makerspace

The concept of allowing students to be explorers and producers in the learning process is at the heart of the "maker movement." Unfortunately, many...

Moonshot Thinking: Solve for X

Google X is a hub of "moonshot" thinking.  There isn't a problem too big or too audacious that can't be solved when you approach it with a...

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....

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...

Introducing Coding With Scratch Jr.

Kids don't have to be destined for a life of computer programing to enjoy coding. Every student should have a chance to explore coding for its many...

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Students to Think Deeper and Inquire More

Getting students to think critically and deeply about a topic can be challenging.  Sometimes it's just easier to provide them the exact steps to...

Computer Science With Google CS First

Google is a leader in the field of computer science, and they are providing many of their resources to our students. Here is what Google has to...

#Produce in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #4: PRODUCEAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs When learners get their hands dirty. There is a...

16 Maker Projects for Your Classroom

Everyone could use a little inspiration! If you are ready to get your kids producing something original, both you and your students might need some...

Getting Students to Explore

For ReviewThe Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to explore during...

Getting Students to Produce

For ReviewThe Pyxis team has created a document that will give you some tips on how to create new opportunities for your kids to produce during...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Some people believe that creativity is an inherent skill that individuals are born with.  However, producing innovative ideas, creating...

What is Genius Hour?

Where did the idea of Genius Hour come from?  Why would I want to try it with my students?This quick video introduces Genius Hour and explains...

The WeVideo Dashboard

Need a way to produce and edit videos? WeVideo is a free program that allows you and your students to produce and share videos. WeVideo makes video...