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 awesome lesson planning tips from the #Ditchbook community

Writing and organizing your lesson plans can be difficult. Our time is precious and we want our lesson plans to be a meaningful part of […]

Creating Mosaic Art with Google Drawings

Let me just get this out of the way. I am in love with Google Drawings. I know it is often overlooked by many in […]

How to transform teaching and learning with tech

They say that the world has changed so much. That technology is changing our world. In some ways, that’s true. But there’s one place where […]

10 Google Sheets tricks you (probably) don’t know about

Google Sheets might look a little scary and a bit threatening at first glance but once you take the time to unlock its secrets you’ll […]

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ […]

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. […]

Ditch the clips: Create a behavior management system that works

Think back to your time in elementary school. Did you have one of those systems where your teacher rated your day using colored cards, moving […]

20 ways to analyze text, images with Edji

Texts and images related to the content we teach can spark students’ imagination. Provoke controversy and fierce debate. Inspire them to see themselves — and […]

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model can help teachers create learning opportunities that hit a variety of complexity levels. It is a framework for evaluating […]

60 tips to spark creative lesson ideas

If you’re like me, you want to make school a memorable experience. You want to improve on the “eat your vegetables” approach to learning. It’s […]

5 ways to help tech coaches maximize their role

Tech Coach, Technology Integration Specialist, ecoach… No matter the title, the role of this specialist focuses on helping educators successfully integrate technology into their curriculum […]

8 easy brain boosts for state testing time

State testing is an expected part of life in many states across the U.S. (and in lots of countries). At the end of the year, […]

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