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

10 teacher creativity tips from the Adobe Creative Educator program

Teachers can be creative too! Here are some tips for classroom creativity from Adobe's free Creativity for All online course. This post is sponsored by […]

The SEL classroom checklist

This post is written by Mika Jain. Mika is an SEL specialist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently was a program director […]

4 tips for building Peloton style choice boards

This post was written by Michele Haiken, a middle school English teacher at Rye Middle School in Rye, NY and adjunct professor at Manhattanville College. […]

How to use Jamboard in the classroom: 20+ tips and ideas

Jamboard is a collaborative online whiteboard. It gives students lots of creative work space. How do you use Google Jamboard in the classroom? Check out […]

The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

Unboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know. Here's how to use this activity in your […]

The Remote Learning Checklist: Tools, tips and ideas

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many teachers were sent scrambling. How do I teach? What do I assign? How do I do this remotely? What a […]

20 interactive PowerPoint activities to add awesome to classes

PowerPoint lets students collaborate and display ideas effectively. Create animation, story books, video galleries and more. Here are 20 ideas for using PowerPoint in your […]

Distance learning in K-2: 10 ways to make it work

Our kindergarten through second grade students (and teachers!) need special assistance during distance learning. Here are 10 ways to make it work. This post is […]

10 ways to teach problem solving (with FREE curriculum!)

Engage your students in real-life problem solving with videos, STEM lessons, and long-term projects. Here are 10 ways to use them.This post is sponsored by […]

5 tools for remote learning with Chromebooks

Students can do powerful remote learning with Chromebooks. These five tools can help make learning amazing. This post is written by Holly Clark, an education […]

50 back to school activities for the remote learning classroom

 It's back to school time again and this year looks NOTHING like we have ever seen before. As summer comes to a close teachers are […]

10 Jamboard templates for distance learning

This post has 10 engaging ideas for using Jamboard in your class that will get your students working together, even though they may not be […]

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