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

Love Zoom chat? 5 ways to keep it in face-to-face classes

Back in face-to-face classes, we can keep the engagement of the Zoom chat. Here are five options you can use. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, […]

5 teaching practices to keep from remote learning

The pandemic changed the way we teach and in some ways for the better! Here are 5 parts of remote teaching we'll keep.The pandemic changed […]

Text historical, book characters with this Google Slides/PowerPoint template

Students can show what they've learned by creating interactive text conversations between two people. Here's how. What if you had Harry Potter's cell phone number?Or […]

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

This post is written by Jon Spike. Jon is a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to […]

Teacher Tech Tok: Seeking out opportunities for micro PD

This post is written by Lindsay Zilly. Lindsay is the Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. She is a Google Certified Educator, […]

10 ways to improve students’ long-term learning

Research has a lot to say about improving students' long-term memory. Here are 10 ideas you can use in class. Long-term memory and recall are […]

4 powerful ways to embed media on your Canvas homepage

This post is written by Jon Kelley, bacon and coffee-loving educator in Delaware, Ohio, and 2019 Canvas National Educator of the Year. Jon is a Teaching […]

5 Google Jamboard features you (probably) don’t know

Jamboard is Google's digital white board tool. Educators have flocked to it because it's very visual, it's easy to use, and it's highly collaborative. Teachers are […]

10 TikTok tips for teachers

 It probably seems like everyone you know is on TikTok sharing the latest viral video or dance craze.  And if you are a parent of […]

A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship

Have you ever been on social media -- or in some online space -- and thought ... "Wow. I can't believe how these adults are acting! […]

4 ways to fight educator burnout

This post is written by Kim Strobel. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who […]

10 amazing assessment ideas

This post is written by Batsheva Frankel an educational consultant at New Lens Ed. Batsheva has been in education for over 25 years and is […]

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