Resources

CodePen: A Coding Playground for Your Students

Are you teaching digital coding and need a resource to put your class on the next-level?  Do you have a student that is ready to advance his/her...

15 Common Mistakes In Using Cooperative Learning — And What To Do About Them

As educators, we know that students need to learn how to work with others, communicate effectively, and collaborate in various settings.  The...

Skype: How Do I Do It?

The idea of using a live broadcasting software like Skype can be very intimidating. However, this is a tool that can help teachers break the chains...

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...

What is an Infographic?

You have heard it all before. Infographics are cool. Infographics are fun. But, what IS an infographic? If you have been wondering that same...

Interactive History with Historypin

This video will give you an introduction to and show you some new features of the interactive mapping software "Historypin. Historypin is a digital,...

Creating a Makerspace

The concept of allowing students to be explorers and producers in the learning process is at the heart of the "maker movement." Unfortunately, many...

Edpuzzle: An Introduction & Overview

As educators know, formative assessment is one of the most effective ways to help students learn.  But how can we assess student learning in a...

Lesson Example: Your Digital Life

This lesson example from Common Sense Media encourages students explore the meaning of the digital world and how it can affect their...

A Coach’s Toolkit: Three Ways to Build Trust

Building trust isn't easy, but it is possible. When you are helping to build the skills of other teachers, it is important to have a relationship...

Animating a Character Tutorial

Do your students love generating avatars? Create customized characters that imitate real people… or make fantasy players for your game.Animate your...

Skype in the Classroom Resources

Microsoft has built an excellent place for teachers to share resources. The Microsoft Educator Community is a rich site for lessons and tools. Even...

High Tech Reflection Strategies

The text in this resource from Edutopia explores some creative ways teachers are using technology to increase both opportunities for, and...

Learning Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning

In this resource, Dr. Andrew Boudreaux talks about the benefits of inquiry-based learning in his physics classroom. Don't worry, even if you don't...

Lesson Example: Complete Polymers

The Teaching Channel and Boeing have teamed up to create some problem-based lesson plans that combine science, math, and engineering while building...

Strategies for Asking Better Questions

This video, by Thoughtful Learning, will show you some examples of question techniques to get the process of inquiry started. Have you tried any of...

Edpuzzle: Deleting Videos

Edpuzzle is a great platform. The free version only allows you to create 20 Edpuzzles, however. You can delete content to make more room. Learn how...

MobyMax Phonics Blending

With the MobyMax Phonics Blending module, students learn how to blend phonemes together to create words. Join MobyMax Professional Development...

Standing Atop a Glacier With Skype

In this resource the Skype Team describes a lesson where students get to explore a glacier up close. Their guide, Pall A. Davidsson, the founder of...

Screencastify: App Smashing with Google Forms

This is a great resource showing how you can appsmash Screencastify with Google Forms. The integration of these two awesome tools allow you to...