Available courses

Makerspaces: Purpose and Getting Started


Are you thinking about developing a Makerspace, or want to learn more about this kind of space to best utilize one at your building?  Explore these resources to get a deeper understanding of the maker movement!

Learning Walk: Engaging Students in Learning


Use this module to earn clock hours when going on a learning walk to explore how others engage students in learning in their classrooms.

Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In


This module is created to support an independent or collaborative book study of the book, Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In.  

Google Earth Lit Trips on Chromebooks

Lit Trips are downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. Along the way, placemarks with pop-up windows contain "just in time" resources including relevant media, thought-provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary inf…
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs

Adobe Spark in the Classroom


Get your students fully engaged by providing them the tools to create websites, videos, and graphics that demonstrate their learning. Learn to use Adobe Spark's three, easy-to-use components (post, page, and video) while exploring the unlimited possibilities using this tool in every subject area.

Creating Collaborative Magazines with Flipboard


Create collaborative, current magazines with this website. Think a Pinterest-like version of a student magazine on whatever topic your class is studying!

ThingLink in the Classroom


ThingLink is an online tool that allows you to bring images and videos to life. Use ThingLink to embed text, images, links and additional videos right into an image of your choosing. 

Digital Annotation with Kami

Educators will learn how to use Kami to annotate .pdf documents and how to view student annotations.  We will also cover why (from a research standpoint) digital annotation is a powerful reading strategy.

Google Maps in the Classroom


Explore the myriad online resources available for exploring our world through maps.
  • Teacher: Chad Brandt

Engagement Strategies


Watch multiple video clips to examine what strategies the teacher is using to effectively engage students.  Take a strategy back to try in your classroom! 

Engaging Presentations With Powtoon


This course will introduce you (and your students) to the world of using Powtoon to create engaging presentations.

Google Keep in the Classroom


Google Keep is a lightweight note-taking solution that can help you and your students stay organized. Learn how easy it is to get started and increase students' productivity!

Grammar Strategy: Mentor Sentences (Secondary)


Learn about this specific strategy to use with a text your students are currently working with.  This strategy will help them gain understanding of grammar as well as author's craft.

HSTRY: Create Multimedia Timelines

HSTRY is a tool for creating great looking multimedia timelines. Insert video, audio, text, questions and interesting facts, then share them publicly or directly with the students who have joined your class. Take it to the next level by having your students create their own timelines of important h…
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs

Grammar Strategy: Interactive Journals and Anchor Charts


How can you use simple charts and journals to support students' correct grammar use?

Grammar Strategy: Mentor Sentences (Elementary)


Learn about this specific strategy to use with text your students are currently working with.  This strategy will help them gain understanding of grammar as well as author's craft.

Student Created Storybooks with Google Slides


We are going to look at another alternate use for Google Slides ... having students create storybooks with Slides. Student writing does not just have to be done in a word processor, but can come to life in an online book with engaging images, colors, fonts, and more.
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs

Teaching Math with Google Drawings

Learn fun and creative ways to address Math Common Core Standards with Google Drawings. Topics include symmetry, angles, polygons, pictographs, line plots, area, fractions, algebra and more. The content will focus mainly on elementary and middle school level math, but the ideas can be applied to ot…
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs