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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10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

As the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize. Our Google Classrooms are no exception. Here are 10 easy ways to […]

Microsoft Educator Insider podcast + 16 innovative ideas

The Microsoft Educator Insider series will give you inspiration, big ideas, and practical strategies for your classroom. Here are 16 excerpts from the show.This post […]

Awesome teacher summer: PD bingo choice board

Summer is a great time to learn what YOU want to learn. This PD bingo choice board gives you LOTS of options! ​Summer is a […]

30+ FREE PowerPoint education templates + how to make them

PowerPoint education templates create meaningful interactive activities for students. Find free templates and how to make your own. Templates are productivity boosters. They can help […]

Learning math through story: Examples from one teacher’s classroom

You don’t see storytelling in a math class that often. But Missouri math teacher Mandi Tolen’s class isn’t the traditional type you’ve seen for decades […]

Storytelling: Bringing the power of stories to your teaching

Stories draw us in. They capture our attention. When we use powerful elements of storytelling in our instruction, it can transform learning. This post is […]

Tech Like a Pirate: 10 things you’ll find in the book

Can classroom technology help us create a memorable learning experience? In Tech Like a PIRATE, you'll get tons of practical ideas and inspiration. Here's a […]

Use Explore Explain Apply to plan remote learning lessons

Put learning in the hands of your students. Use the Explore Explain Apply method to guide your remote learning lesson planning. Here's how.Post by Karly […]

About Mystery Skypes and why we need more

Mystery Skypes can break down a classroom's walls and open students up to the world. They're easy to set up and can be transformational.​One of […]

Microsoft Teams Education: How to manage video meetings like a pro

Microsoft Teams Education is your classroom management hub if your students use Microsoft tools. Learn how to manage Teams like a pro. If your school […]

10 online whiteboard options for remote learning

Whiteboards are a staple of face-to-face classrooms. During remote learning, you can still recreate that experience. Here are 10 ideas to get you started. Let's […]

10 live video streams for students

A school bus isn't required for a fun educational experience! Live streams can be a great way to connect students to people, places and events. The […]

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