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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Posts by Ditch That Textbook

Polaroid Notes: Using Google Slides to create dynamic notes in an instant!

This post is by Elizabeth King, Professional Learning and Digital Integration specialist from Kingwood, Texas. Elizabeth is also the co-host of the ConnectEd Tech podcast. […]

50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials

Elearning activities can be fun AND promote quality learning. Here are lots of examples and templates to use! It's easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed and […]

10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class

As children, we play Chutes and Ladders and Memory. When we get older, we play Monopoly and Settlers of Catan. On our phones, we play Candy Crush […]

8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas

Students watch LOTS of YouTube videos. Certain types of YouTube videos are VERY popular. Here are some classroom video ideas based on them. You've probably […]

Stakeholders: Every educator’s secret weapon

This post is by Holy McRae, a principal at The Learnershop Academy in Tyler, TX. You can connect with Holly through email at hmcrae@theleadershipacademytyler.com Have you […]

12 social media-inspired hooks for class

Each social media platform grabs our attention in different ways. Here are some ways to use those hooks to engage students. The post 12 social […]

“That’s Not Fair!” The Myth About Assistive Technology

Some label assistive technology as unfair. We hold onto myths about it. In this post, Catherine Day identifies and dispels some of those myths. This […]

20 free Google Slides and PowerPoint themes for teachers

This post is by Paula Martínez, the creator of Slides Mania. Paula has a 9 to 5 job that has nothing to do with design […]

Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology …

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the apps and sites and digital tools. Here are some tips to getting control and moving forward. New […]

10 ways to build your tech agility

This post is written by Georgina Dean, an Educational Technology Consultant from Amman, Jordan. You can connect with Georgina on Twitter at @TechyLeaderEDU Have you […]

10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block

Lesson planning is hard -- especially when the ideas aren't flowing freely. Here are some tips for overcoming lesson planning writer's block. It's the end […]

A simple activity to increase voice and choice in your classroom

This post is written by Jethro Jones, a Middle School Principal in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jethro is the host of the Transformative Principal podcast. You can […]

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