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Socratic Seminars in the Elementary Classroom

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

Shadow Puppet EDU Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very...

Arts With Technology:Tux Paint Intro

Tux Paint is a free program that allows students create drawings and creative projects on the computer. This is a versatile tool that would be great...

Listen & Learn With the Dallas Symphony

This website, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is a repository of videos and audio clips for teaching students about culture and music.  Each...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Elementary Music Lesson Ideas

Every teacher wants and needs lesson ideas. This website, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is a great place to find lesson plans and resources for...

Destination Modern Art!

Understanding modern art isn't always the easiest task. However, it can be one of the best tools in getting students to think about meaning and to...

Teaching Coding with Tickle App

If you are looking for an awesome app for the iPad to help your efforts to teach the Hour of code, we suggest you take a look at Tickle. This video,...

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Students to Think Deeper and Inquire More

Getting students to think critically and deeply about a topic can be challenging.  Sometimes it's just easier to provide them the exact steps to...

Seesaw for Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is one of the most important and most effective teaching strategies. This resource will show you steps that can help you make...

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...

Digital Citizenship: A Scope and Sequence

Many schools don't have a curriculum that focuses directly on digital citizenship skills.  Often those same schools provide devices to their...

Lesson Example: Key Search Words

One of our first lessons as school age kids was how to use the Dewey Decimal System at the library. Understanding this system gave you access to all...

Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit

No matter what grade level you teach, it is never too early to start talking about responsible use of the internet. This is especially true when it...

Lesson Example: Private Information Online

This lesson example from Common Sense Media helps students understand how to better protect themselves online. Here is what they will be...

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Lesson Example: Soft Landing

Getting tired of the old egg drop experiment? This problem-based lesson plan generated from a partnership between the Boeing Company and The...

Lesson Example: PBS Learning Media

Need lesson plans? Don't we all!One of the most difficult parts about being a modern teacher is curating your own classroom content. PBS Learning...

Lesson Example: Middle School Verbs

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a great place to find lessons on digital citizenship, but did you know that they have lesson plans and examples too? This...

Lesson Example: Elementary Metric System

Technology rich lessons take time to develop and can be difficult to think of on your own with out seeing some real-life examples. This video...

Teaching 5th Grade ELA With Tech

Are you working with a limited number of devices in your classroom? Do you need to create structured time for working with individual students? This...

Teaching 3rd Grade ELA with Tech

Technology marries well with the concepts and methods of Project Based Learning. This video from the Ohio Department of Education showcases a 3rd...