Linking to learning

November 3, 2016

Alternatives to the book report

So you’re thinking about assigning your class a book report. Consider the many alternatives.

September 8, 2016

A vote for understanding elections

This year’s race for president has been a source of keen interest for many of our students, including elementary-school students, so it presents a wonderful teachable moment.

July 7, 2016

Social media in the classroom

Social media can be full of bubblegum distractions, but is also a robust forum for communication and collaboration. By using social media in our classrooms, we can model its constructive uses and help students learn how to use its powers for good. 


May 5, 2016

Creating a student tech team

When you start working with technology in the classroom, it can be a huge undertaking. Successful integration means more than purchasing some fancy gear; the hard work really begins after the equipment is installed.

March 3, 2016

Technology PD for teachers

Finding your own professional development in education technology from fellow educators may require more legwork but it will likely lead to a richer experience and increased knowledge.

January 7, 2016

Digital citizenship

Digital Citizenship can be defined as navigating through online media responsibly, effectively and safely. Teaching these skills helps students think through ethical dilemmas they encounter online every day in order to ultimately make better decisions.

November 5, 2015

Alternatives to PowerPoint

We’ve come to rely on PowerPoint to present information to our students, but more often than not these presentations can be lackluster, with little interaction. Here are some methods to avoid PowerPoint altogether.

September 10, 2015

Building a better PowerPoint

Many of us are guilty of showing bland and uninspiring PowerPoint presentations to our students. Yet, death by PowerPoint is entirely preventable. Remember what it does well, and maximize its strengths.

July 10, 2015

iPad apps for students with special needs

With adaptive technology, customization, and voice and touch controls, iPads have become mainstays in the special education classroom. Here are apps to explore if you are working with students with disabilities.

May 7, 2015

Tech resources for art and music

These tech resources for art and music content are helpful for both licensed arts teachers and those seeking to incorporate arts content into other subjects.

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