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How to Set Up Your Digital Classroom for Success


Classroom setup and management are key to crafting an ideal space for students to learn, especially at back-to-school time. But how do we adapt to classrooms where students and/or teachers use digital devices like smartphones, ta…


Make It Easy for Students and Parents to Sign Up with Seesaw


Here’s a super-simple way to get students and parents signed up with Seesaw. It’s best to get parents signed up right off the bat, at the beginning of the year, and luckily Seesaw makes this easy. With this tip you can establish …


How to Encourage Active Viewing with Popplet


Popplet is a student-collaboration and mind-mapping tool that's great for blended learning and BYOD classrooms. In this video, learn how you can use Popplet to support active viewing when students watch videos. Learn more about P…


How to Support Close Reading with Actively Learn


Actively Learn is an interactive e-reading platform where students can highlight and annotate text as they read. Learn how Actively Learn can support close reading and critical thinking in your students. Learn more about Actively…


How to Promote Student Collaboration with Padlet


Padlet is a collaborative digital bulletin board where students can share ideas. Learn some different ways you can incorporate Padlet into your lessons. Learn more about Padlet and get ideas for lesson plans.


EdTech Showdown: Kahoot vs. Formative


When it comes to formative assessment, there are some great edtech tools that are both engaging for students and offer great feedback for teachers. Here's a quick, side-by-side comparison of two popular options: Kahoot and Format…


EdTech Showdown: Book Creator vs. Shadow Puppet EDU


Book Creator or Shadow Puppet EDU? Which digital-creation tool is better for elementary school-age students? Here's a quick side-by-side comparison of these two popular apps.


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


Want to help your students learn conceptual geometry skills in a gamelike setting? Here's a quick, side-by-side comparison of two popular geometry apps: The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense and DragonBox Elements.


EdTech Showdown: Evernote vs. Notability


Evernote or Notability? Which note-taking tool is better for education? Here's a quick, side-by-side comparison of these two popular platforms.


5 Steps to Using Video Effectively in Teaching


Using video in the classroom is as easy as pressing play, right? Check out step-by-step instructions on how you can use video effectively in your teaching, and encourage your students to be active viewers rather than passive couc…


How to Create Videos with Powtoon


Powtoon is an easy-to-use, animated video-creation tool. Learn how your students can create polished-looking videos in no time. Learn more about Powtoon and get ideas for lesson plans.


How to Customize Videos with EDpuzzle


EDpuzzle is a simple, easy-to-use video-annotation tool. Learn how you can add questions and quizzes within videos to help your students be active viewers. Learn more about EDpuzzle and get ideas for lesson plans.


Supporting English Language Learners With Digital Storytelling


English-language learners come to our classrooms with a diverse set of learning needs, including the want for more opportunities to practice using English in a variety of settings. But can digital communication help increase ELLs…


4 Steps to Create a Tech-Rich Lesson Plan


Using technology is quite different from teaching with technology. Check out four steps you can follow to design tech-rich lesson plans.


Take Classroom Video to the Next Level


When you show video in your classroom, you want your students to be active viewers -- to comprehend, not merely consume. But why stop at comprehension? When it comes to video in the classroom, students shouldn't just get what the…