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

STEAM with the silent A

This post is written by Paul Gordon and Jesus Huerta, fifth-grade teachers in Palm Springs and El Centro, California. Paul and Jesus host the #3dprintedu […]

10 social media-inspired learning activities: no accounts necessary

Social media grabs many students' attention. You can capture some of that excitement without using the social media apps in these templates and sites! If […]

Kids blogging in math class: Why and how

This post is written by Thom Gibson a middle school math & robotics teacher and advisor at Headwaters School in Austin, TX. You can connect […]

4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game

Tests and quizzes should let students show what they know. How can we avoid playing "gotcha" -- catching what they DON'T know? Here are some […]

30+ education sketchnotes for inspiration, ideas

Sketchnotes can capture your attention -- and capture an idea visually. They're a great way to communicate ideas. Here are 30 education sketchnotes to give […]

Ditch Channel: 12 video tutorials, strategies and lesson ideas for educators

Sometimes we just need to see something to visualize how it might look in our classroom. Here are 12 video tutorials along with links to […]

20 video project ideas to engage students

Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 video […]

Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class!Google Earth calls itself […]

10 ideas for an unforgettable classroom transformation

Transforming your classroom into an experience might be a lot of work but the end results are worth it. Here are 10 ideas to consider […]

3 ways to support your students with Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader supports students who struggle to read in a non-stigmatizing way. Students can use it for free in several ways.Picture your classroom full of […]

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! How can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for […]

How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning day activities, homework

No internet at home? No problem. Set up Chromebooks and laptops with offline access to G Suite. Your elearning day activities just got a lot […]

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