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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3 FREE online teacher conferences you don’t want to miss

Free professional development. Great presenters. Interesting, idea-packed presentations. All on your time, whenever and wherever you want. Sound good? Let me sweeten the pot a […]

20+ Hyperdocs tips, ideas and templates to use right away

HyperDocs are are NOT just a doc with links. They are purposefully designed digital lessons and can transform your class. The creators of HyperDocs — […]

10 great education books for summer reading

Summer … the time when all teachers spend carefree days sitting by the pool and drinking fruity drinks, right? Myth! Many teachers I know (especially […]

30+ ways to Ditch That Textbook: Ideas for teachers by teachers

The best thing about Twitter is the community of educators who share freely with others. Aaron Hogan, the author of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, […]

Consuming vs creating: Is there room for both?

Consuming vs creating, sounds like it’s one or the other. But don’t our students need to do both? Sometimes our students are consuming information and sometimes […]

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very […]

Awesome Teacher Summer: 12 ways to grow and learn

Our lives as educators totally change in the summer, don’t they? During the school year: hustle and bustle. Plan. Teach. Grade. Answer emails. Go to […]

25 tips for connecting families with the classroom

When families are part of the learning community it has profound effects on the students. We want parents and guardians to feel involved in their […]

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the needs of all students

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that aides educators in designing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. We want to reach […]

20+ ways to supercharge your summer learning

Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge. It can also be […]

15 tech tools to try next year

There are lots of new tech tools out there just waiting to make it into your classroom. You may have even tried to squeeze one […]

Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared. Learning from others. […]

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