Resources

Cooperation vs. Collaboration

We often see students working together and think students are collaborating. Is this true collaboration, however, or is this cooperative...

Cybersecurity - Seven Tips to Stay Safe Online

Chances are you've been hacked or experienced fraudulent behaviors occur with your identity. Having the knowledge of what cybersecurity is and how...

Cybersecurity & Social Media

Chances are you've been hacked or experienced fraudulent behaviors occur with your identity. Having the knowledge of what cybersecurity is and how...

Eight Ambient Sound Websites

Looking for sounds to help your learners focus? This blog post from Eric Curts with Ctrl Alt Achieve identifies eight websites that use sound to...

Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a crucial piece that needs to be taught at every grade level, especially now in virtual/ hybrid learning times. How do we...

Creating a Pear Deck Account

Looking for a resource to engage learners and give every student a voice? Pear Deck is a Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint Add-On that can help...

Design School: Canva in the Classroom

Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone by bringing together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than 1 million stock...

Deck Toys: Gamify Your Lesson

Are you looking for a way to gamify your lesson? Deck Toys is a simple solution that allows you to add your own content, activities, and checks for...

Deck Toys: Beyond the Basics

In this video by Technology for Teachers and Students, learn all of the ins and outs of Deck Toys. This thorough tutorial shows you how toCreate an...

Deck Toys: An Introduction

Are you looking for a way to add student choice, differentiation, and gamification to your lessons? Look no farther than Deck Toys! Appropriate for...

Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Math students often ask, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?"  Sometimes helping our learners find world application to the content they...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Elementary Music Lesson Ideas

Every teacher wants and needs lesson ideas. This website, from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is a great place to find lesson plans and resources for...

Cyber Sandwich EduProtocol

EduProtocols are reusable lesson frames, great for all learners and content areas. Cyber Sandwich works in three parts and has students work in...

Current Events in Historical Context

This resource, from UC Davis' Historical-Social Science Project, provides some excellent resources for teaching current events in today's classroom....

CS First: Training Deck Review

This slide deck will give you a brief overview of Google's CS First program, including the why, what, and how for teachers.  It can be used as a...

CS First: Creating Your Class

Ready to sign up as a teacher with CS First?  This instruction page and video walks you through that set up process so you can get started as a...

CS First Starter Guide

The CS First Starter Guide is a great place to begin.  You will find step-by-step instructions for how to get started with a CS First class or club...

CS First Instruction Topics

The CS First activities are design so that they can fit into any content area.  Check out the different ways that CS First can be used in the...

CS First

CS First is a free computer science curriculum from Google. It uses a programming language called Scratch to teach students the basics of computer...

Be Internet Awesome & Pear Deck

Digital Citizenship is a highly important topic that is often overlooked. Pear Deck has partnered with Google to create 19 interactive lessons that...