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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Bitmojis for your students: How to create and share them

Bitmojis are so much fun! They’re these little cartoon character images of yourself that let you express emotions and communicate. I’ve seen educators use them […]

What students say about creating podcasts on WeVideo and Flipgrid

Fifth-grade students in Andrew Fenstermaker’s class in Iowa are creating podcasts about what they’re learning — and what ignites their passion. They take a planning […]

Classroom tech: Geekery not required

There’s that teacher. Maybe she works in your building. Maybe she’s at another school in your district. And she plans and executes these amazingly complex […]

20+ ideas for maximizing student voice

All student have a voice. Some students share their voice often, some rarely, and some almost never. We want to hear from ALL of our […]

8 quotes from Matt Miller’s Ditch That Textbook keynote

Many times, the most memorable parts of a speech come down to a handful of impactful moments. Inspirational quotes. Unforgettable moments. I recently got the […]

The future of technology in education

What is the future of technology in education? We really don’t know. As fast as the world has changed in the last five years, there’s […]

The war on cheating: Real talk about the copy/paste battle

Cheating. It happens, a lot. A quick glance at another student’s test. Copying an entire page of math homework right before class. An internet search […]

Student connections WORLDWIDE: Practical ideas to get started

Genny Kahlweiss, a teacher in southern California, wanted more for her students … more than she could provide for them. She started digging into resources […]

Fighting the battle of copy/paste cheating

It was a simple activity. One that I thought my students would have no trouble completing. In my Spanish 3 class, I had asked them […]

Create a low-cost, printed school yearbook with Google Slides

Yearbooks that cost $100 or more are out of reach for many students. By using Google Slides and local printers, some schools are creating low-cost, […]

Create flashcards WITH students with Flashcard Factory

Flashcards on index cards can be useful, but creating them can be a drag. Plus, there’s the trouble of carrying them around. What if students […]

FREE updated ebook: 101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook 2.0

Could you use some practical new ideas for teaching that you can use tomorrow? Want to find ways to save time for what matters most? […]

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