Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook is a blog that's all about teaching with less reliance on the textbook with an emphasis on educational technology and creative teaching.

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10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Emojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. It’s true! Take a peek at […]

An educator’s guide to podcasting beyond the classroom

Other than AR or VR, podcasting is one of the more recent edtech tools that has made its way into the hands of educators. And […]

10+ FREE EduProtocol templates + ideas for using them

What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can […]

Slide into science: Demonstrating learning with Google Slides

With the introduction of new standards across different content areas, the focus of learning has moved beyond simply mastering content knowledge to applying skills within […]

20 Seesaw ideas with Chromebooks for K-12 classes

Creating is memorable. When students learn something and then can create something with it — a digital project, a story, a video — that’s something […]

Add and pass: A fun activity to get them moving AND creating

Have you ever played a game where someone begins a story then the next person adds to it, the next adds a little more and […]

Dear New Teacher: Tips and advice for beginning educators

If we think back to our very first year of teaching many of us wish we could have a do-over. The opportunity to take that […]

3 creative ways to Ditch That Essay

What are your most memorable experiences throughout your middle school and high school career? I know, you are thinking about all the exciting and engaging […]

3 easy strategies to organize your Google Classroom

Let’s be honest. Your Google Classroom is a hot mess. If it is, you’re like many, many other teachers. (If it’s not a hot mess, […]

Tech tip smackdown! 70+ edtech tips from fellow educators

Warning! This post contains SO many great tips, tricks, links and ideas that you may end up with a case of “too many open tabs”. […]

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we […]

10 ways to build a growth mindset in your classroom

The term “growth mindset” was coined by Carol Dweck over 30 years ago to describe the beliefs that people have about intelligence and learning. She […]

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