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DoK Game Show

Depth of Knowledge (DoK) can be tricky to understand and explain, especially to parents or stakeholders without an education background.  This...

Deep Questions for Math

Dan Meyer, high school math teacher, shares how he creates more open-ended and deeper tasks in his Algebra class.  Using a combination of multimedia...

The Four Characteristics of Authentic Learning

What type of experience do your students get when they enter your classroom? Will their skills transfer to other aspects of their future lives?...

What the Heck Is a Tubric?

For any teacher who has struggled with creating a foundational driving question for a PBL unit, the tubric could be the answer! This video explains...

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...

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...

The Critical Thinking Community

Critical thinking is one of the keys to creating an awesome learning experience for kids. The Foundation for Critical Thinking is a great place to...

Interactive Science & Math Simulations

The University of Colorado Boulder has created a website that allows students of all ages to simulate experiments in Physics, Biology, Earth Science,...

Cooperative Learning Strategy: Jigsaw

This video created by Reading Rockets provides a classroom example of how teachers and students can use the cooperative learning strategy...

Using Canvas to Flip Your Classroom

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to use Canvas to begin "flipping" your classroom and moving towards a more student-centered...

Using Google Trends to Make Sense of Data

Google Trends is an amazing place to go where everyone can be a data nerd!  Not only can you easily identify the hot topics that people from all...

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...

#Collaborate in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #6: COLLABORATEAt Pyxis, we believe that learning occurs when we discuss our ideas with others.  We...

Strategy: Pass the Problem

This classroom teaching strategy is great for getting students to collaborate. The University of Oklahoma's K20 Learn site is full of great teaching...

Strategy in Action: Pass the Problem

This video, from K20 Center, explains the details of the Pass the Problem strategy and shows some examples of this technique in action. In this...

Dylan Wiliam: Importance of Collaborative Learning

In this resource, Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London, outlines what he believes to be the most...

How to Write Effective Driving Questions

If we boil it down, the only reason humans know anything is because we wanted to answer questions. We are inquisitive and often relentless when it...

PBL: Start to Finish

In this video, Edutopia examines life at Manor New Technology High School. Their use of Project Based Learning is a vehicle for student choice...

Engaging Underperforming Students

This video from Edutopia examines the practices of one school that put a focus on improving student performance. Their dedication to increasing...

The Educator's Role in Critical Thinking

"Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions."The Foundation for Critical Thinking has a lot to say about the learning opportunities that...