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itsLearning: Using the Text Editor

itsLearning has added some awesome changes recently. Are you familiar with all of the things that you can do in the text editor? If not, you need to...

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...

itsLearning: Using the Planner

Using the itsLearning Planner feature allows teachers to have all kinds of flexibility when creating lessons. Now you can schedule when you want...

Digital Passport in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship is a struggle for many teachers and schools, but it doesn't have to be. Digital Passport, a FREE resource from Common Sense Media...

Tips for Creating a Successful Digital Classroom

The folds from Common Sense Education have created a video that gives some great tips for creating a successful digital environment. You don't have...

Dealing With Digital Distraction in the Classroom

Opinions about when and where students should use devices abound. It often seems that everyone has a different opinion. Have you ever stopped and put...

Canvas Announcements

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team demonstrates some useful ways Canvas announcements can help teachers, students, and parents stay...

Power Up Your Parent Communication

Parents are a great asset in many ways, but communication with parents can be overwhelming and time consuming. Are you being proactive or reactive to...

Social and Emotional (SEL) Apps for Special Ed

This article from Edutopia outlines some very useful apps for Special Education students that need help with social and emotional issues.9...

Social Bookmarking With Students

Knowing how to research effectively, filter results, evaluate, curate, and organize internet resources is a valuable skill for students to learn and...

Digital Storytelling as Authentic Assessment

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be providing more...

A Guide to Producing Digital Storytellers

In order to help students develop 21st century skills, they will need to move beyond the traditional tests normally given and be provided more...

Why Do We Still Lecture?

What does a lecture have to do with collaboration?That's a great question! There are many techniques that have been used for centuries in medicine...

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: Strategy Harvest

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

Strategy in Action: Strategy Harvest

This video, from K20 Center, explains the details of the Strategy Harvest activity and shows some examples of this technique in action. In this...

Digital Citizenship: Being Wise Before You Post

As students navigate the ever-evolving world of social media, showing the importance of their digital footprint in an effective way can be a...

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 your...

Blogging in the Classroom Infographic

If you've ever considered blogging with your students, you know what a lengthy process it can be to think through all of the benefits, possible...

Expanding Classroom Discussions with TodaysMeet

If you've ever led a fishbowl activity, Socratic Seminar, or a simple classroom discussion and just a few voices dominate, than TodaysMeet is...