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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...

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...

Infographics in the Classroom: A Real Example

One of the most powerful forms of learning is to see an example of how instructional practices can be implemented in a real classroom. In this web...

A Student's YouTube Journey

Follow student YouTuber  EthanGamerTV through his journey beginning at age 7 with zero subscribers till he hit over 1,000,000 (yep, that is one...

Reflections from an Expert YouTube Vlogger: Myles Dyer

YouTube expert Myles Dyer (aka Blade376) shares his journey of vlogging through the last 10 years on YouTube.  What hooked him into the platform?...

Vlogging on YouTube: Try It Out!

Now it's your turn! This planning guide will walk you through items that you need to consider and have ready before launching your own YouTube...

Assessing Student Video Creation

Creating a digital story involves lots of elements, making it tricky to assess the video without considering all that came before the final product....

A Flipped Classroom in Action

In this video, Chemistry teacher Rachel Nixon explains to her students what "flipped" instruction means in her class and how that connects to student...

3-Tiered Approach to Interventions

Response to Interventions (RtI) is a multi-tiered approach to student interventions that offers early identification and support for learning and...

Digital Assessment for Differentiated Instruction

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

Lesson Design for Personalization

Personalization works to ensure that students are able to make connections through lessons that factor in what they already know and focus on what...

Bloom's Taxonomy for Reflective Thinking

Peter Pappas uses Prezi to examine and explain Bloom's Taxonomy as it relates to reflection and critical thinking for students, teachers, and...

Innovative Learners 8 Opportunities

The word "innovative" will always be a buzz word in education, but what does it mean to be an Innovative Learner?  The formal and informal...

Research Summary: Model Comparison on Levels of Thinking

There are distinct differences between Bloom's Taxonomy, Webb's Depth-of-Knowledge, and SAMR.  However, there are quite a few correlations in...

UDL Embedded in Educational Laws

CAST is a nonprofit organization that has been instrumental in shaping the National UDL Task Force and embedding Universal Design for...

UDL Fast Facts

This quick reference sheet on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework describes the fundamental pillars or guidelines that define the UDL...

Flipped Classroom: Student Perspective

The flipped classroom isn't a new concept. There have been numerous books, blogs, and examples of flipped learning in action for several years now....

5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

As educators, we're always hoping that students will be able to struggle through and persevere when presented with a challenging problem or...

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...

Learning Scales to Celebrate Success

This video looks at some ways to share students' successes and celebrate their hard work using learning scales in the classroom. Praise is vital to...