Slide into science: Demonstrating learning with Google Slides

With the introduction of new standards across different content areas, the focus of learning has moved beyond simply mastering content knowledge to applying skills within […]

3 creative ways to Ditch That Essay

What are your most memorable experiences throughout your middle school and high school career? I know, you are thinking about all the exciting and engaging […]

Books to Win! February Guest Blogger is Cristy Watson!

Books to Win! February Guest Blogger is Cristy Watson! Win one of two books!  Be entered to win one of two novels when you subscribe! […]

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we […]

Destroy the box

As educators, we’ve all heard the phrase, “think outside the box.” It is a great mantra for those who want to think about traditional teaching […]

Creating a blended Back to School Night

Last September, entering my sixteenth year of teaching, I realized I felt less excited than ever for Back to School Night. Over the years I […]

20 ways to Ditch That Textbook in K-2 (with templates!)

Are you a primary educator? Are you interested in Ditching but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! This post will walk you through template […]

Shorts season: An introduction to the NEW Flipgrid camera

On August 1st, Flipgrid released an all-new camera that goes way beyond the simple recording tool it once was. The Shorts Camera can now function […]

Take a road trip with Google MyMaps

This post comes from accepting a challenge. I’m a regular listener of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast hosted by Matt Miller and Kasey Bell. After […]

#EdPins: Putting learning on the map

We’ve all been there. Maybe it was when you were looking for a website login, an exact address or a coworker’s blog. At some point, […]

Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and […]

Ditch That Grade! 9 ways to move beyond the grade and on to meaningful learning

I know what you are thinking, ditch that grade? Really? Well, maybe not all grades… or maybe? It begs the question, why give grades? Where […]

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