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20 Ways to Bring Your Textbook to Life!

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ~ Albert Einstein Your textbook is just another tool in your teacher's instructional kit. The problem is that for many of us it becomes a crutch when we first begin Read full article »

Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination … Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it.” ~ Jim Jarmusch Your students will often use images, music, and content created Read full article »

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” ~ Vladimir Nabakov One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals. Each day, they knew the Read full article »

Help Them Brainstorm! 50+ Tips & Resources

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category "An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." - Charles Dickens Brainstorming is an important process that students should do frequently so it becomes a ritual they continue throughout their lives. Students need to get into the habit of spending time with Read full article »

10 Ways Teachers Can Use BigMarker

Guest post from BigMarker, a free online tool for online teaching Education is constantly changing. Technological innovations will increasingly allow us to break down the walls of the classroom to connect students with teachers, guest speakers, and professionals around the world. Virtual field trips are becoming more common, and in some classrooms, physical textbooks are a thing of the past. We Read full article »

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