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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...

Socratic Smackdown Tutorial

The Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom.  The Socratic...

Google Docs: Creating a New Doc

Google Docs is a word processing tool that, while very similar in layout to Microsoft Word, has additional features that make sharing and...

Flat - Introducing Collaborative Music Notation

Are you looking for a way for students to create musical scores and then give feedback collaboratively? Then you have found the right resource! The...

Create a Collection in Historypin

Historypin, the user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, and audio recordings, is an excellent tool to connect students to historical...

Math Talk 101

When trying to help students master the rigorous math standards of today's classrooms, we as educators have to shift away from the traditional...

Number Talks Classroom Videos

When trying to help students think deeper about math concepts, we have to find new ways to provide students opportunities to wrestle with their own...

Why Collaborative Leadership Matters Most

When you think of leadership, do you think of a group or an individual? Most would say a great leader is just that, "a" person, not a group of...

Grades 6-12 Collaboration Rubric (CCSS Aligned)

This rubric, from the Buck Institute, helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 to be effective collaborators in a project.  It can also...

5 Strategies to Deepen Student Collaboration

Helping students become effective collaborators is no easy feat.  It seems like almost every time students work in groups there is conflict,...

Google Sheets: Sharing

Google Sheets, like other gSuite resources, can be easily shared with classmates, colleagues, or other collaborators with a few simple clicks. ...

5 Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

There have been many links found between the involvement of a school's local community and the achievement of its students. There are many factors...

If-Then Adventure Stories

Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum is chock-full of great projects, like this introductory unit "If-Then Adventure Stories" using Google...

Choose Your Own Adventure in Google Slides

We often think of Google Slide presentations as very linear: Slide #1 followed by Slide #2 followed by Slide #3, and so on.  However, there is a...

Canvas Conferences: Record Lessons Using a Virtual Whiteboard

Canvas Conferences gives teachers the ability to differentiate instruction and  extend the learning environment for students.  This feature...

Forcing a Copy in Google Docs

You have many options when sharing a Google Doc you've created with others.  Frequently, we want to share a Doc with our students, but we don't...