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Socratic Seminars for Mathematics

Socratic Seminar is a student-centered strategy that focuses on the power of questioning, inquiry, discussion, and debate. While these types of...

Create Better Lessons With Popplet

Having students create mind maps is a powerful way to assess their thinking and learning.  Mind maps can also be used as a way to visually...

Annotate PDF Documents Using Google Classroom's iPad App

If you and your students use iPads for teaching and learning, you're going to love a little-known feature available inside the Google Classroom iPad...

Standards-Based Grading Overview

This video, from Active Grade (Now Haiku Learning), outlines the basic concepts for standards-based grading and how it can give students clearer...

Standards-Based Grading: Zeros On 100 Point Scale

In this video, Rick Wormeli the author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, talks about the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale. If you ask ten...

How to Use Plickers in PE

Integrating technology into the Physical Education classroom can seem challenging. Some technology tools are better than others when the focus of...

Teachable Moments With Nearpod

Having students make connections with new learning is one of the most important parts of being a teacher, but how do you know if your examples and...

Using Nearpod for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is one of the most important and most effective teaching strategies. This resource will show you how to use Nearpod as an...

Seesaw: Adding Labels to Photos

The drawing feature on Seesaw's web application now allows users to label photos or drawings. In this video, Emily from Seesaw shows you how to add...

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

Digital literacy encompasses a large topic. Do your students understand the wide-reaching effects of improper online behavior? Do we talk enough...

Cult of Pedagogy: Chat Stations

Are students sitting too long? Are class discussions not working in your classroom? If you answered yes to both these questions, we have a solution...

The Reflective Student

In this post, Peter Pappas from the University of Portland, provides some excellent questions for the reflective student. The best teachers can...

Self-Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers

This video shows real students talking about their own learning! Students who are allowed the opportunity to be self-aware and reflect on their own...

40 Reflection Questions to Use With Students

As teachers, we know that it's important to make time for our students to reflect on their learning, growth, and thinking.  This practice of...

Reflection Strategy: I Used to Think, Now I Think

When students reflect they have an opportunity to make more sense of their learning, the steps they took to get to that point, and it helps them to...

Reflection Strategy: 3-2-1

When students reflect, they are looking at their own learning experience in order to make sense of it and to identify what steps are needed in the...

Reflection Strategy: Triangle-Square-Circle

Getting students to reflect on their learning in a meaningful way can sometimes be tedious and dull.  However, not all reflection activities have to...

Quality Student Work Through Sharing

Sharing ideas and listening to feedback makes them better. This concept isn't new! This idea is a bedrock principle in many businesses and work...

Answer Garden Tutorial

One element of a quality blended learning lesson is the ability for students and teachers to interact with each other in a collaborative space in...

Grades 3-5 Collaboration Rubric (CCSS Aligned)

This rubric, from the Buck Institute,  helps teachers guide students in grades 3-5 in being effective collaborators in a project.  It can...