Tip of the Week Archive
A guide by Dr. Devorah Heitner
An expert on young people’s relationship with digital media and technology, Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. .
Have you tried Flipgrid 3.0? The premium "Flipgrid Classroom" features have become free to anyone!!!
Google Classroom has been updated!
Google Classroom has a new look and new features including a great new tool in Google Forms! Quizzes are now able to lock the tab so a student can't open any other tab while taking a quiz!
Padlet just updated their site to provide even more options for students to show their understanding of content or provide feedback and ideas. Students can now respond in the ways listed below. Please click on each to find out more.
Featured themes include: Art Movements, Cultural Heritage, Hidden Histories: Black History, Latino History, Women's History, Fashion and Art, Photography, Museum Collections and many more!
Are you looking to sweeten up your review of content with students? Sugarcane is a website similar to Quizlet where you can make data sets that used to create review games for students. Create games such as Grid Match, Concentration, Flash Cards, Typing Games, Ordering Games, and more. You can even include pictures, which makes this a great option for all grade levels and subject areas.
Google Drawings in the Classroom
The ways to use Google Drawings for student activities are endless! Check out the many ready-to-use ideas and templates. If you need further information, more templates, or help creating your own Google Drawings to use with students, see your ITRT!
A large resource list that spans all content areas and grade levels. Take a minute to see below what is available for your "teacher toolkit"! Please see your ITRT for more information or for help implementing the new features or ideas that may interest you!