Ditch That Textbook

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Posts by Ditch That Textbook

Progressive choice boards: Provide choice without overwhelming

Choice boards give students options for activities they do, but they can also be overwhelming. Here's a better option. Once, when teaching high school Spanish, […]

20+ interactive digital lessons for class tomorrow

Need some lesson ideas for class tomorrow? The Applied Digital Skills curriculum from Google for Education teaches practical digital skills with free video lessons.Post sponsored […]

Captain of a hook: 10 engaging lesson introduction ideas

This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They […]

10 new Microsoft Teams features for educators (2021)

The summer of 2021 has been good to Microsoft Teams! Learn about all of the new features for educators and classrooms. This post is sponsored […]

20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom

Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually […]

10 ways to make the most of your LMS

In many ways, your learning management system (LMS) is the digital home for your classroom.Students find assignments there.You give them announcements there.They communicate with you […]

20 back to school templates to save you time

Back to school is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming. Teachers have a LOT to plan: lessons, communication, organization, building community ... and […]

Getting started with learning stations in middle school

This post is written by James Hunt, a 6th grade science and geography teacher in Southeast Missouri. James was selected as Teacher of the Year […]

Going back to school face-to-face: 10 tips

After enduring remote learning, teachers and students are heading back to the classroom. Here are some things to keep in mind. After more than a […]

20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a […]

15 ways to use Genially in the classroom

Are you looking to create professional looking presentations, websites, videos, and more from easy to use templates? Here comes Genially. This post is co-authored by […]

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, […]

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