Create a TikTok-style experience with Google Slides

The TikTok video app is taking the world by storm. It has 500 million active users worldwide, and 41 percent of them are between 16 and 24 years old. (And who knows how many that are YOUNGER than 16 that use it anyway?) Kids and adults are excitedly shooting, uploading and sharing videos on TikTok. […]

10+ FREE EduProtocol templates + ideas for using them

What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can be challenging. That’s where EduProtocols come in. EduProtocols, created by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, are a series of lesson frames that are easy to adapt to any subject or […]

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […]

Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself. I’ve been out of the classroom for 4 years now, and one of my biggest regrets is the way I did vocabulary […]

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

7 Ways You Can Remix Your Classroom and Teach Like a DJ

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […]

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 […]

60 tips to spark creative lesson ideas

If you’re like me, you want to make school a memorable experience. You want to improve on the “eat your vegetables” approach to learning. It’s hard. “But I’m not a creative person.” “But I’m not good at coming up with new ideas.” “But I’m not innovative.” Coming up with cool ideas for learning is tricky. […]

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 […]

How to start a Quizlet Live game in 60 seconds + tips and tricks

Quizlet Live is a collaborative, high-energy review game. It’s based on Quizlet, the online flashcards platform that’s been around for years. Students are sorted into groups and work together to answer all 12 questions correctly in a row to win. If we’re not careful, review can be a drag. At worst, it’s a repetition of […]