Resources

Student Communication using Social Networks

Sometimes educators think the worst when they hear social media. There are so many negative stories out there that it might seem like the best policy...

MobyMax Early Reading Trio

MobyMax Early Reading Trio includes three modules that build early reading skills quickly. Join Kayla Mallon, our Professional Development...

Facing History: Lesson Examples

This resource is a website that contains a lot of great media, activities, and lesson plans for History, Civics, and English. Once you are in the...

What is Blended Learning?

Many teachers and administrators use the term "blended Learning," but they don't always seem to think it means the same thing.   Are you wondering...

Why Is Change So Hard?

Being a change leader in any situation is never easy, but it can be particularly hard in a school setting. Why is it so difficult? There are many...

ChatterPix Tutorial

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

Introduction to SAMR

Never been introduced to SAMR?  Learn what it is all about in this quick illustrated video explanation from John Spencer.  SAMR helps...

Piktochart Tutorial: A Simple Guide to for Beginners

Piktochart is an online service that allows you to make professional looking, impactful infographics without complex design software or paying...

Strategy: Think Pair Share

One strategy to get students sharing their ideas with each other is a Think-Pair-Share. This isn't a new strategy, but this video does an excellent...

Math Problem Solved 8 Ways with MI

This narrated slide presentation explores ways to teach a 4th grade math concept on money using the different Multiple Intelligences from Gardner....

Google Drive Overview

So you're going Google?  That means you're likely going be using Google Drive, a cloud storage system, or your easy-to-access online filing...

Cheating with Technology

Students have been cheating on exams and assignments since school began.  This article from the Chicago Tribune highlights the new cheating...

MobyMax Phonics

With the MobyMax adaptive Phonics module, students learn everything from the alphabet to the Latin and Greek roots of words. Join MobyMax...

Storybird Tutorial

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

iPad Math Journals in Kindergarten

This resources is a real example of how you might use an iPad in Math for young students. This example, from Dr. Kristi Meeuwse uses the Geoboard App...

Big History Project

"A social studies course that runs on jet fuel."Big History Project is a free, online social studies curriculum that is designed to challenge middle...

Student Vlogs in the Classroom: Elementary Example

This elementary student connects learning from their reading by recording and sharing a video in a vlog post on YouTube. Innovative students connect...

Lesson Examples: Google SketchUp

No matter how awesome a tool is, how a teacher utilizes that tool to create learning experiences is the most important. This is also the most time...

Genius Hour: Start Here!

What better place to start thinking about Genius Hour than www.geniushour.com. On this site, Chris Kesler has compiled some excellent resources for...

Color Code and Organize Your Google Drive

Using icons and colors isn't just a way to make your Google Drive look pretty. When it comes to organization and making processes more efficient...