Ten ways to motivate the undermotivated
Adding elements of surprise and choice into our classrooms is a great way to motivate the unmotivated.
Strategies to boost joy and ownership of learning
Kick off the year with activities that build agency, promote responsibility, create community, and develop creativity.
Standards-based themes to help focus student work at each grade level
How to build student questioning and inquiry throughout a range of mathematical practices.
Move from sit-and-get workshops to flexible and more powerful professional learning
Professional learning formats that match instructional goals
6 creative ways to get students to show and practice gratefulness
Raise expectations and standards in our classrooms by granting more responsibility to the learner.
Teaching the same way to students who do not have the same readiness, motivation, or learning style isn't going to result in their gaining the same knowledge or skills.
Why educators need to invest and what to know to get started.
Students become the teacher to build understanding and comprehension
Connect deeply, give responsibility, and watch them shine.
Transforming a classroom into a personalized learning environment means including student voice and choice.
Experimentation lessons from the life of Walt Disney.
Beautiful paper books created by children add permanence to such memories and can last a lifetime.
Rubrics describe what high performance looks like and help establish responsibility for it.
Use digital primary sources to entice students to question and analyze.
Provide more time for personalized and small group learning
Taking a digital game-based approach to learning
Extend, expand, and enhance learning opportunities beyond the school day.
Build personalized learning environments by putting the learner first.
Foster strong school-to-home connections and make parents an integral part of their student's academic success
Make the most out of your limited time in the computer lab.
How Santee School District uses BYOD to supplement classroom technology and empower new forms of teaching and learning.
Three months, 10,000 miles, and 64 visits to innovative schools results in Grant Lichtman's new book, EdJourney.
If they combine compassion, effective leadership, perseverance, and hard work, kids can make a positive difference in our community.
Student-created digital portfolios can help us both evaluate and showcases student achievement and student learning over time.
7 steps to ending up in the right place
Focus on action research using statistics, surveys, polls, and reviews of their work to measure student's success.
Here is a quick-start guide to help you get going with your first action research process!
How sharing your ideas and teaching journey builds your capacity as an educator
Ideas to help you craft a submission they cannot wait to accept.
Tips for getting the most out of attending or presenting a poster session.
With proper time management, educators can accomplish a lot more than we might think.
Build communication skills in students with physical disabilities.
Take the information gathered from the Big6 process and synthesize it for authentic assessment.
Ideas for using Pixie on an interactice whiteboard
Engage struggling readers and writers, and provide tools and training for the teachers leading the classes.
A digital portfolio is a window into student learning.
The power of digital portfolios comes from their student-centered nature as students critique their own work and reflect on the learning process.
Understand what is happening in your classroom and identify changes that improve teaching and learning
Use UDL to reach all students in their classrooms despite the great diversities that exist.
An interview with futurist David Thornburg
A Pixie party can convince teachers to learn new ways for students to demonstrate knowledge.
Empower teachers to find the information we need to reach our goal of leaving no child behind
In order to say there is an improvement, you have to measure before, after, and maybe even in between.
An interview with Dr. Philip Kovacs
We can keep things simple, but if they do not resonate with you and your students, the learning will not be as powerful.
Effective technology implementation starts with a strong vision and a bit of initial success.
Empower students by giving them choices in how they learn and how they demonstrate that learning.
To help students better understand ancient Greek themes, pairs of students create a modern myth using Wixie.
Students work as Museum Makers to build a living bridge to history.
Students use Pixie to create suitcase stories to show their family history.
Develop, use, and refine writing and technology skills with students creating animations.
Students compete in a digital race around the world and develop videos about locations explored during the race.
Use creative digital projects to engage students in the curriculum and develop content mastery.
Students in Brooklyn create unique PSAs to support their local parks.
Portfolios encourage lifelong learning as students build, maintain, share, and publish a record of their performance over time.
Students display more meaningful retention of knowledge through collaboration and ownership of their projects.
Write, record, and illustrate a sentence.
Interactive digital worksheets for grades K-8 to use in Brightspace or Canvas.
Create custom rubrics for your classroom.