Resources

50 Ways to Use Screencastify in the Classroom

Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that allows users to record their screen, voice, and webcam. This is a great tool for the classroom,...

Lesson Example: Middle School Verbs

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a great place to find lessons on digital citizenship, but did you know that they have lesson plans and examples too? This...

Making Connections to Motivate Student Learning

Giving students voice and choice in their learning is an important piece that allows students to connect. Just like adults, students who find a...

Formative Assessment: Socrative Overview

Socrative is a free web application perfect for formative assessment in the classroom.  Students can respond to teacher-created questions (multiple...

WeVideo for Education: The Educator's Guide to WeVideo

This document is full of project ideas that span grade levels and subject areas and the foundational basics as well as tips and tricks to get you...

9 Ways to Add Posts to a Padlet Wall

This video by Richard Byrne, the creator and author of the blog Free Technology for Teachers, demonstrates the nine different creative ways users...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

Some people believe that creativity is an inherent skill that individuals are born with.  However, producing innovative ideas, creating...

The Critique Protocol: Producing Quality Work

Students need to have access to quality feedback in order to produce quality products. While a teacher can provide much of that feedback, it is also...

Student Voice Means Sharing Power

This ASCD publication, Classroom of Choice by Jonathan C. Erwin, includes an excellent chapter on giving students more power in the...

Student Inspiration! Caine's Arcade

If you want to be inspired, look no further! We all have different ideas, desires, and motivators in life. This is no different for young students,...

Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Chromebook

Utilizing keyboard shortcuts can help speed up your workflow. This list of Chrome keyboard shortcuts for the Chromebook gives you quick and easy...

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

This article from Edutopia gives us a look into why student choice is an important part of the learning process. Giving students some power over...

Edpuzzle: How to Search and Find Videos

Tired of recreating the wheel? With Edpuzzle, save time and energy by exploring the video resources already available!This resource will help you...

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...

Google SketchUp for Beginners: Part Two

Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling program built for architects and designers. If you are just starting with your exploration of SketchUp, we...

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

"The idea of teaching creativity in an environment that requires assessment, evaluation, and grading seems unlikely, if not impossible."  This...

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

As Albert Einstein once said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge."  With more emphasis...

Lesson Example: The Moral of the Story

"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio teachers are using technology to support student learning of specific content from...

Clean Up Your Google Drive

It is the end of the school year, and if you have been using G Suite your Drive is probably starting to look like a mess. Watch this short video to...

Lesson Example: Extreme Biosuits

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