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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

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Posted on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Give students a chance to connect with each other and be heard.

Grades

3–12

Topics

EdTech, Relationships & Communication

EdTech Quick Take: Romeo and Juliet -- Shakespeare in Bits vs. Wordplay Shakespeare

Posted on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

A teacher-focused showdown between two popular digital adaptations of Romeo and Juliet.

Grades

8–12

Topics

EdTech, Instruction & Assessment

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

How to Teach Your Students to Think Before They Post

Posted on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:00 by Jeff Knutson

Twelve lesson plans to help kids deal with ethical dilemmas in today's digital world.

Grades

3–8

Topics

Digital Footprint & Identity, Relationships & Communication

EdTech Quick Take: What's the Best Student-Response Tool?

Posted on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

A quick video overview of three popular tools: Poll Everywhere, Geddit, and Kahoot

Grades

3–12

Topics

EdTech

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

4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms

Posted on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 02:00 by Jeff Knutson

Add these resources to your toolkit to inspire and engage students.

Grades

6–12

Topics

Instruction & Assessment, News & Media Literacy

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

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

Posted on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:15 by Daniel Vargas Campos

These engaging activities can spark conversations about oversharing, digital footprints, cyberbullying, and more.

Grades

6–8

Topics

Digital Citizenship, Instruction & Assessment