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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

In most classrooms today, teachers typically ask more questions than their students do.  Students are rewarded for their answer to these...

Tips to Have Students Develop Higher Order Questions

Deep learning and thinking stems from a student's ability to develop and investigate their own questions about a topic being learned.  But teaching...

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...

Interactive Art: The ART Zone

The NGAkids Art Zone was created and developed by the National Gallery of Art. If you teach art at any level, this is a "must have" resource to...

SketchUp in the Classroom

Google SketchUp isn't just for math or engineering!  Want some real examples of using SketchUp in the classroom?  This resource visits the...

3D Printing With SketchUp

If you are running a makerspace and have access to a 3D printer, this video has some awesome information. Google SketchUp is a great way to plan...

Real-World Problem Solving in Action

Real, deep learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious and explore with guidance. One way to help students engage in this type of...

Record Music With UJAM Software

There are lots of programs out there for recording music and producing final compositions. However, many of them are not free and require more...

Using Makey Makey in the Classroom

Produce, produce, produce! When students produce original work, they make deeper connections and think more deeply. This video will introduce you to...

Using Wonderopolis in Kindergarten

Young children always seem so curious and interested in the world around them.  It seems like they are always asking questions and try to make...

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...

#Connect in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #1: CONNECTAt Pyxis we believe that giving students the opportunity to Connect means allowing them to...

Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Math students often ask, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?"  Sometimes helping our learners find world application to the content...

TedEd Scott McLeod Extracurricular Empowerment

It is a generally agreed upon concept that given the right parameters, our students can achieve mighty and world-changing things.  In his...

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...

Non-Negotiable Elements of Project-Based Learning

The term "Project-Based Learning" can be used to describe various activities in schools today.  But how can teachers know if they are truly...

Scaffolding Student Reflections

It is obvious that we feel that reflection is important for students. This article from Edutopia will outline the importance of making sure students...

Learning Through Reflection

This resource is a chapter from the book Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick which has been...

Reflection Strategy: "Be Sure To"

This video from The Teaching Channel shows the strategy "Be Sure To" in action in a real classroom. This strategy is simple, doesn't take much time,...

#Reflect in 3 Minutes

INTRODUCING AWESOME 8 LEARNING OPPORTUNITY #2: REFLECTAt Pyxis we believe that learning occurs when teachers allow students to be curious...