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EdTech Quick Take: The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense vs. DragonBox Elements

Posted on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

A teacher-focused showdown between two top-rated conceptual geometry apps.

Grades

1–8

Topics

EdTech

EdTech Quick Take: Seesaw vs. FreshGrade

Posted on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

A teacher-focused showdown between two popular digital-portfolio apps.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech

6 Tech Tools That Boost Teacher-Parent Communication

Posted on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Essential tips and tools to improve the parent-teacher communication loop.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech, Family Engagement

Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools that Give Great Feedback

Posted on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:19 by Jeff Knutson

Use these tech tools to boost engagement while also getting great feedback about what your students know.

Grades

K–12

Topics

EdTech, Instruction & Assessment

How You Can Build Democracy in the Classroom

Posted on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Foster democratic principles through teacher-student partnership and shared decision-making.

Grades

K–12

Topics

Equity & Inclusion, Professional Learning

EdTech Quick Take: Evernote Vs. Notability

Posted on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

A quick look at how these popular note-taking tools can work in the classroom.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech

Help Students Fact-Check the Web Like the Pros

Posted on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

With so much information on the web -- true, false, and everything in between -- it’s no wonder students have a hard time separating fact from fiction.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Digital Citizenship, News & Media Literacy

3 Ways to Improve Your Group Work Lesson Plan

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Help your students take more ownership over classroom collaboration.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Classroom Management, Instruction & Assessment

News & Media Literacy 101

Posted on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 17:23 by Daniel Vargas Campos

Teach your students foundational news and media literacy skills with these free lesson plans.

Grades

K–12

Topics

Digital Citizenship, News & Media Literacy

Talking with Students About Shocking or Disturbing News

Posted on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 15:52 by Jeff Knutson

Age-based tips and lessons to help students process upsetting events.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

News & Media Literacy, Social & Emotional Learning

Showing a Movie in Class? Help Your Students Develop Active Viewing Skills

Posted on Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:40 by Jeff Knutson

Have students write their own movie review with this fun lesson plan and worksheet.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, News & Media Literacy

What Is COPPA?

Posted on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:50 by Jeff Knutson

Learn what teachers need to know about this important law.

Grades

Pre-K–8

Topics

EdTech, Privacy & Security

5 Talking Points About Tech for Your Back-to-School Night

Posted on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 14:35 by Jeff Knutson

Answer parents' questions about tech before they ask.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech, Family Engagement

Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject

Posted on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:10 by Tanner Higgin

Hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the coronavirus pandemic.

Grades

K–12

Topics

EdTech

Check Out the Privacy Ratings for Hundreds of Popular Classroom Tools

Posted on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 02:00 by Tanner Higgin

Student-centered learning meets sound privacy practice.

Grades

Pre-K–12

Topics

EdTech, Privacy & Security