Available courses

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

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

Strategy: Interactive Journals and Anchor Charts

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

Strategy: Mentor Sentences

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

The 4 Keys to Engagement

Read this article that discussed clarity, context, culture and challenge as the keys to engagement and apply them to a lesson you are teaching.