Super summer learning: Ideas and advice from the #Ditchbook community

Summer is the perfect opportunity to focus on ourselves both professionally and personally. Whether it’s through a conference, online course, reading, or catching up on all of those podcasts you haven’t had time to listen to yet. The long break can leave us time to focus on our own learning. How can we continue to […]

30+ digital escape rooms (plus tips and tools for creating your own)

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Digital escape rooms, also referred to as digital breakouts, are a great way to bring gameplay and problem solving to any lesson or unit. They can be an exciting and engaging activity for the whole class or as an option for early finishers. In a spin on the popular Escape Room challenge, a digital version […]

55 creative Chromebook projects to try at the end of the year

The end of the year provides us with lots of opportunities to try something new. We might have a little bit of time before or after an end of the year activity or maybe your class has finished all of the requirements for the year and you just want to try something fun. Hey, it […]

10 awesome lesson planning tips from the #Ditchbook community

Writing and organizing your lesson plans can be difficult. Our time is precious and we want our lesson plans to be a meaningful part of our teaching day. But sometimes it’s hard. Lesson planning can become just a check on our to-do list. So where do you come up with new ideas? And how can […]

10 Google Sheets tricks you (probably) don’t know about

Google Sheets might look a little scary and a bit threatening at first glance but once you take the time to unlock its secrets you’ll discover that it can do so much more than just crunch numbers. So how can we get started using Google Sheets ourselves? And what are some great Google Sheets activities […]

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model can help teachers create learning opportunities that hit a variety of complexity levels. It is a framework for evaluating the level of complex thinking required to complete a task. The framework consists of four levels. DOK level 1: Recall. What is the knowledge? Who? What? When? Where? DOK level […]

50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

The end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new. If you are looking for: ways to keep motivation high as you review […]

35 creative Google Drawings activities for classes

Google Drawings is like a blank canvas. It leaves plenty of opportunities for creativity in the classroom. Here are 35 activities to try with your students.

If you are looking for a tool that can be integrated into any content area and at any grade level then you have hit pay dirt. Google Drawings is like a big digital sheet of paper. You can add text, images, shapes, and lines. The simplicity of it makes Google Drawings easy to use for […]