Ditch That Textbook

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Posts by Ditch That Textbook

Lesson planning with AI: Save time and get ideas

Artificial intelligence can help you write lesson plans faster -- and give you new ideas you might not consider. Here are some tips and strategies […]

Setting school policy about AI: A cautionary tale

How can we implement AI in schools responsibly? How can we set policies fairly? This story can give us some guidance. In February 2023, a […]

8 questions to help students identify credible resources

This post is written by Bradley Lands, the author of the book Knowledge-ABLE, owner of UpLearn LLC, and is currently the Director of Technology and […]

15 Google Forms templates you can use in class tomorrow

If you have been reading the Ditch That Textbook blog for awhile now you know that we love to use familiar tools in new and […]

Growing authors: 15 ways to use Book Creator to publish student writing

How can we help students do deep, meaningful learning? For one, let's help them think and work like authors. Learn 10 ways to help students […]

15 AI tools for the classroom

Artificial intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds. It's no longer science fiction anymore!  Lots of AI tools can serve as our own personal assistants -- […]

ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education

AI just stormed into the classroom with the emergence of ChatGPT. How do we teach now that it exists? How can we use it? Here […]

Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet

Worksheets have been embedded in classrooms for years. For decades. FOREVER. The reasons we use them are pretty clear ... 1. We want students to get repetitions […]

5 easy gamified activities you can assign in Google Classroom tomorrow

This post is sponsored by GeniallyGenially is an easy to use software that lets you add lots and lots of interactive elements to your slides.The […]

The 7 Core 21st Century Teacher Competencies

This post is written by Sam Kary, Founder and CEO of New EdTech Classroom, a teacher-led professional development startup dedicated to helping educators design innovative […]

Steal Like a Teacher: Where to find quick teaching ideas

We teachers are the BEST at stealing things.And I don't mean that in a criminal, nefarious way.I think Austin Kleon explains it best in his […]

5 steps to gamify your Canvas classroom

This post was written by Sarah Stef, an educator in Indiana. She spent 6 years teaching High School Math, and 4 years as a Digital […]

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