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ISTE Standards for Students

In 2016, the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) unveiled the new technology standards for students.  These new standards are...

Adobe Spark: Creating Web Stories

Web stories are single page websites that can be shared with others via a link. Adobe Spark has made it very easy for students and teachers to create...

The Critical Thinking Community

Critical thinking is one of the keys to creating an awesome learning experience for kids. The Foundation for Critical Thinking is a great place to...

PBL: Fostering a Collaborative culture

When implementing Project-Based Learning in your classroom, it can be daunting to allow students to take ownership over their learning processes and...

K-2 Teamwork Rubric

This rubric, designed by the Buck Institute for Education, can be used specifically with K-2 students to help guide and assess their ability to...

Using Canvas Modules to Personalize Learning

In this short video, the CanvasLMS team explains how to use Canvas modules as a tool to personalize student learning.  By using various Canvas...

Flipped Learning...and What It's Not

Watch Jon Bergmann, flipped-learning founder of of FlippedClass.com, as he discusses some of the advantages of the flipped classroom. There are many...

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling

While it's important for students to become creators of content rather than just consumers, the steps to get them creating a quality product are not...

#Collaborate in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #6: COLLABORATEAt Pyxis, we believe that learning occurs when we discuss our ideas with others.  We...

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...

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 in Action: Pass the Problem

This video, from K20 Center, explains the details of the Pass the Problem strategy and shows some examples of this technique in action. In this...

Collaborating Using Voice Thread

This resource is a real world example of how powerful VoiceThread can be. This entire project is an example of a Pass the Problem type strategy where...

Google Slides: Memory Books

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster student reflection and metacognition...

Google Slides: Reading Recordings

Have you ever thought, "My students just aren't old enough to use Google Slides?" or "I'm not sure I can foster strong reading skills using the...

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...

Dylan Wiliam: Importance of Collaborative Learning

In this resource, Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London, outlines what he believes to be the most...

Engaging Underperforming Students

This video from Edutopia examines the practices of one school that put a focus on improving student performance. Their dedication to increasing...

Strategy in Action: Thinking With Conver-stations

In this blog post and video from Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling introduces us to a lesson that she delivered to 11th grade students. She...

20 Video Projects to Engage Students

In most classes, students of all ages find watching videos to be engaging and and entertaining.  But even more than watching, creating videos can be...