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  • 6 Questions to Improve Your Virtual Classroom

    It can be difficult to gauge how effective your online instruction is—using surveys to gather regular student feedback can help.
  • A Framework for Thinking About Tech Integration

    Apps and other digital tools should minimize complexity while prioritizing the authentic connections that are central to learning.
    Paul Emerich France
  • How to Use Pear Deck in World Language Classes

    Teachers can set up engaging, interactive lessons on vocabulary and culture—and check on students’ well-being.
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

    Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or strategies—for the lesson at hand.
  • There’s a Cell Phone in Your Student’s Head

    A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
  • Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

    Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
  • A 5-Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos

    Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
  • Green Screen Videos Bring Content to Life

    When students create videos using green screen backgrounds, they can make their thinking visible and explore beyond classroom walls.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Professional Courtesy

    For anyone who’s ever wondered, “How do I get their attention back in a 1:1 environment?”
  • 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

    If you're concerned that a) elementary school students don't have the ability to code, b) there's no room in the curriculum, and c) you don't possess coding chops to teach programming skills, throw out those worries. Explore these free, or almost free, tools, sites and apps that require no coding background or expertise.
  • Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.
  • 11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

    Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
  • How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

    A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
  • 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

    The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.

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