Resources

Google Slides: Small Group Collaboration

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

Collaboration in Action

This video builds on the concepts established by Edutopia in the Pyxis resource, Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding.  All...

Why Do We Still Lecture?

What does a lecture have to do with collaboration?That's a great question! There are many techniques that have been used for centuries in medicine...

#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 also...

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...

How to Write Effective Driving Questions

If we boil it down, the only reason humans know anything is because we wanted to answer questions. We are inquisitive and often relentless when it...

Google Slides: Teaching Math Through Conversations

Math teachers new to technology often ask, "Can I really use technology to teach math?"  According to Alice Keeler the answer is, "I don't know how...

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...

Strategy: Strategy Harvest

This classroom teaching strategy is great for getting students to collaborate. The University of Oklahoma's K20 Learn site is full of great...

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...

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...

Flipgrid: Ideas, Sparks, & Vibes

The Ideas, Sparks, and Vibes features are great optional ways to help students to freely share their voice, get highlighted by the teacher and...

SAMR Explained by the Originator Dr. Ruben Puentedura

SAMR is a model that helps teachers evaluate how they are integrating technology into their instruction.  Consisting of four levels,...

Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

In an age of standardized testing, it seems like opportunities for students to think and produce work in creative ways have been pushed to the back...

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

This resource from Edutopia is excellent at pointing out the process behind the idea of collaboration. If you have been following along in our...

Ideas for Finding an Audience for Your Students

We know we get better work from our students when they have the chance to present their learning to an authentic audience.  Knowing that their...

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...

TEDed Tutorial: Flipping Lessons

If you haven't ever watched a TED talk, we highly recommend that you check them out. The quality of ideas and creativity included in those talks are...

Make YouTube Safer for Kids

This video from Common Sense Media has some great tips for parents to make YouTube a safer place to search and explore.  Many of the settings,...

FlipQuiz.me

Remember all the hours it took to create a review game before a big test?  Now you can save time and invest all that energy into creating deep and...