Digital Notebook Template

When a colleague asked the best way to create a digital notebook, my answer was Google Slides of course! But then my wheels started turning, especially because I am in the middle of Tony Vincent's Classy Graphics course and I am learning so many amazing ways to design graphics for use in educational settings. It's... Continue Reading →

Solving Equations Algebra Tiles

The best work I've ever done has all been a result of cooperation and collaboration. If you aren't familiar with the term Adjacent Possible it's the idea that good ideas don't just appear; they grow. I hadn't heard of adjacent possible until Jake Miller talked about it during one of his soap box segments on... Continue Reading →

Math Operations Drag & Drop

This idea comes from my colleague Jennifer Kempton who knows the value of teaching Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary in her middle school math classroom. Math has so many process words that can be confusing for all students including language learners so why not give students explicit opportunities to practice with those words? Language... Continue Reading →

What Would They Say? Dialogue Activity

Make a copy of this digital template to give students and opportunity to show what they know by writing dialogue! I was fortunate enough to work with the most amazing department head for many years. Timmary Leary is a master of creating professional development that is engaging and meaningful. She introduced us to this amazing... Continue Reading →

Tournament Bracket Template

Bracket madness season is upon us and classrooms are a great place to continue the fun while fostering curiosity and reinforcing content. Do you want to expose students to more contemporary authors, female scientists, or African artists? Do you want students to practice math equations or understand how the periodic table is organized? Put it... Continue Reading →

Google Slides Accessibility Hack

Do you love the live captions option in Google Slides? It's not just for presenters! By now, you've probably heard about the live captioning option for Google Slides in 'Present' mode (if not, read more about it here) and maybe you've already used it while teaching or presenting in a meeting BUT did you realize... Continue Reading →

Preserve Your Digital Templates in 4 Steps

As an educational technology coach in a school district that has recently implemented G Suite for Education, I hear lots of success stories from teachers and students about collaborating...sharing Docs, group work in Slides, distributing work via Google Classroom, etc.. The ability to share and collaborate in all G Suite apps is definitely a game-changer... Continue Reading →

19 Choice Board Templates for 2019!

Are you a fan of choice boards? I love using choice boards with students because they love them but I've recently realized that adults love them too! Who doesn't love the opportunity to choose tasks to help them learn or show what they know?? Choice boards give us options but they also give us multiple... Continue Reading →

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