Videos

Looking to learn more about great digital tools, best teaching practices, and technology integration? Check out our library of videos.

EdTech Tools

EdTech Tools

Ready to learn about some great digital tools? From our EdTech Quick Takes, which stack two tools against each other, to videos that dive into different ways to use tools, you'll walk away with new ideas for your class.

1-to-1 Essentials

1-to-1 Essentials

Whether you're going 1-to-1or BYOD or are planning to, these videos from our 1-to-1 Essentials Program can help schools envision, communicate, and implement a 1-to-1 rollout.

1-to-1 Essentials: Program Overview

Are you going 1-to-1? Or are you already there? Common Sense Education's 1-to-1 Essentials Program offers a roadmap of three steps -- and free resources -- to guide creating your school's mission, culture, and goals. This program also offers resources that are helpful for blended learning and BYOD programs. 

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1-to-1 Essentials: Reality Check -- Rolling Out a 1-to-1 Program

What are your hopes -- and fears -- about launching a 1-to-1 program? Hear what school leaders say about the realities of going 1-to-1 (this video can also apply to blended learning and BYOD programs). Consider sharing this video in teacher-training workshops, on your school's website, or at your school's family engagement night. Visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program for more information.  

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1-to-1 Essentials: Encouraging Digital Citizenship

Meaningful technology integration requires teaching students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in the digital world. Learn why digital citizenship should be an essential part of any school's 1-to-1 program. To learn more, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program.

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1-to-1 Essentials: Engaging Families

Getting buy-in and engaging families early -- and often -- is an essential component of a successful 1-to-1 program. To learn more about how to educate and engage families about technology, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program.

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1-to-1 Essentials: Insights -- Finding a Voice

Hear a middle school teacher explain how technology in his 1-to-1 program helped a struggling student find his voice -- and share it with the world. To learn more, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program.

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1-to-1 Essentials: Insights -- A Paradigm Shift

Technology integration and 1-to-1 programs take time and involve a paradigm shift in teaching, pedagogy, and students' use of the devices for learning. Learn more on how to handle this shift in your school with our 1-to-1 Essentials Program

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1-to-1 Essentials: Insights -- Taking the Pressure Off

Integrating educational technology into instruction can be stressful, and there are times in teaching when it's not always the best solution. Hear why it's important to take the pressure off teachers and focus on intentional and meaningful use of edtech tools. To learn more, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program

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1-to-1 Essentials: Insights -- Three Pieces of Advice

What are three pieces of advice from a school administrator on rolling out a 1-to-1 program? To learn more, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program

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1-to-1 Essentials: Supporting Teachers

In 1-to-1 programs and schools integrating technology, it's important to support teachers by providing them with ways to take baby steps and celebrate their successes. To learn more, visit our 1-to-1 Essentials Program.

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These tutorials and "how-to" videos can help you get the most out of our edtech ratings and Lesson Plans. Note: The videos reference Graphite, the former name of this website. Other than the name, all the information contained in the videos is accurate.

Teaching Practices

Teaching Practices

Want some useful teaching tips? Or are you interested in what teaching a tech-rich lesson looks like? These videos cover teaching practices, edtech models, and how technology can support learning.