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 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

When the calendar turns over a new year, for many of us, we're still in the middle of the school year. So, when a new year […]

Easy classroom podcasting with Flipgrid and Wakelet

Podcasting in the classroom can be a fun way to get your kids to share their voice in any content area. With the integration of […]

Pixar’s 10 rules for teaching and lesson planning

Looking for some creative rules for teaching? These Pixar storytelling rules can help us unlock our creativity in the classroom. Pixar is one of the […]

20 Canva templates to use in class tomorrow

This post is written by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. This post was originally published on […]

20 ways to use Wakelet in your class

The Internet is a busy place. Wakelet makes it more manageable. See how you and your students can create collections and more with Wakelet. The […]

Progressive choice boards: Provide choice without overwhelming

Choice boards give students options for activities they do, but they can also be overwhelming. Here's a better option. Once, when teaching high school Spanish, […]

20+ interactive digital lessons for class tomorrow

Need some lesson ideas for class tomorrow? The Applied Digital Skills curriculum from Google for Education teaches practical digital skills with free video lessons.Post sponsored […]

Captain of a hook: 10 engaging lesson introduction ideas

This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They […]

10 new Microsoft Teams features for educators (2021)

The summer of 2021 has been good to Microsoft Teams! Learn about all of the new features for educators and classrooms. This post is sponsored […]

20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom

Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually […]

10 ways to make the most of your LMS

In many ways, your learning management system (LMS) is the digital home for your classroom.Students find assignments there.You give them announcements there.They communicate with you […]

20 back to school templates to save you time

Back to school is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming. Teachers have a LOT to plan: lessons, communication, organization, building community ... and […]

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