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

5 tips for live sketchnoting

Live sketchnoting (doodling while someone is talking) is the most challenging form of sketchnoting. It is stressful at first, but it gets easier over time […]

10 fantastic Google tips from the Google Teacher Tribe

Google is so deep and so broad and so wide. It’s constantly updating and adding — and sometimes removing — features and services. It’s almost […]

40 innovative ideas for using Google Forms in your classroom

We know that Google Forms give us the ability to easily create quizzes or surveys. We can even create self-grading exams or include video or image […]

Social-Emotional Learning: Making time for mindfulness and building a practice of gratitude

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a concept that is getting a lot of attention at the moment. With little time for the many things competing for a […]

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2018

That’s a wrap on 2018! As technology in the classroom continues to settle into the mainstream, we continue to see new players enter the space […]

Ditch those resolutions! Creating meaningful goals that stick

The new year usually means a new set of resolutions. Goals that we set as we look for ways to be a better version of […]

The best of Ditch Summit past: 40+ ideas from the #Ditchbook community

Three years. 35 incredible videos. Thousands of participants. The topics covered in the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — […]

10 Chromebook features you (probably) don’t know about

Chromebooks are packed with some pretty amazing features that make them unique digital devices for students. In a Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit video presentation, […]

4 inspiring quotes and key takeaways from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

When we reflect on a presentation we often times remember key moments. Those times where we find ourselves nodding our head and saying “yes”. This year’s […]

50 ideas to kick off Ditch Summit

Amplifying student voice. Building relationships. Integrating technology. Cultivating a community of creators. Building good habits. The topics covered at the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit […]

25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve […]

Beyond the Hour of Code: 20+ free lessons for teaching computer science

Computer Science Education Week is the first week of December. Have you heard of, participated in, or seen images of the Hour of Code on […]

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