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Incorporating Green Practices Into Your Classroom

Incorporating Green Practices Into Your Classroom

The average American produces over 4 lbs of trash a day, which can culminate in up to 56 tons per year. While many of us try to recycle as much as possible, not all of our recyclables are deemed worthy by receiving facilities, or are discarded for other reasons. Estimates by experts vary when it comes to […] READ MORE
Jamming in the ELA Classroom

Jamming in the ELA Classroom

Jamboard is just one of the digital learning tools that rose in popularity when educators went remote. While there are other types of competing interactive whiteboard software out there, there are many reasons that Jamboard has stuck around even after most teachers have returned to brick and mortar. You may already know that Jamboard, like […] READ MORE
Top 3 New Google Workspace Features

Top 3 New Google Workspace Features

Google Workspace is always adding new features that make working with your students a bit easier and more streamlined. From taking attendance automatically in Google Meet, to creating more interactive assignments in Google Classroom, here are some recent additions that will help facilitate your classroom experience. Let’s take a look at the top three features […] READ MORE
UBTECH UKITs Bring Your Parents’ Erector Sets into the 21st Century

UBTECH UKITs Bring Your Parents’ Erector Sets into the 21st Century

A new generation of engineering Hidden in the back of closets, stashed in the far end of a basement or attic, you may find a box containing different pieces of metal that look like they were once all put together to create something. You’d be right.  We are talking about Erector Sets, which debuted back […] READ MORE
PhET Tool in Lumio

PhET Tool in Lumio

Make Science and Math Lessons Interactive with PhET Interactive Simulations Are you looking for a way to make your science or math lessons more interactive? Have you loved using interactive simulations with students? Now it’s easier than ever to incorporate your favorite PhET simulations using the new built-in PhET tool in Lumio. The tool, Desmos, […] READ MORE
Creating Connections: Meeting your Students’ Physical and Cognitive Needs

Creating Connections: Meeting your Students’ Physical and Cognitive Needs

Physical and Cognitive Development In our last blog series, we discussed how the No Limits Method understands the role of communication & choice in teaching students with disabilities. We saw that many students with disabilities struggle with various learning and language difficulties, and detailed some strategies to further these students’ development. In this blog post, […] READ MORE
Communication Connections: No Limits Method and Tobii Dynavox

Communication Connections: No Limits Method and Tobii Dynavox

Core Values: Communication When teaching, we all have those times when we question the effectiveness of our lessons. It’s hard to miss those blank stares or inquisitive eyes staring back at us. We tend to wonder, at what point did we lose our students and how can we communicate the content in a different way? […] READ MORE
5 Easy Steps for Creating Digital Scrapbooks

5 Easy Steps for Creating Digital Scrapbooks

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to document and store memories. When creating a scrapbook, we often think about adding pictures, stickers, artwork, and more in the form of a tangible book. Scrapbooks are also an effective learning tool for students to record facts about a given topic, share information about themselves, and show […] READ MORE
How to Easily Record Your Screen on an iPad

How to Easily Record Your Screen on an iPad

When using an iPad during teaching, or having students do iPad-related activities, making tutorial videos and demonstrations can help greatly. The “Screen Recording” tool on iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads, is a relatively new feature that can be very effective. Take a look below at how to set it up, make a recording, […] READ MORE
Creating Connections with the No Limits Method: Communication & Choice

Creating Connections with the No Limits Method: Communication & Choice

In the last entry to this blog series. the general ideas underlying the No Limits Method were discussed as a new way to facilitate the education and cognitive development of students with complex disabilities. This included an overview of the core values, which animate the method and guide its implementation. To recap, the No Limits Method facilitates […] READ MORE
Let the Seesaw Blogging Begin!

Let the Seesaw Blogging Begin!

Seesaw is a great tool for managing online content and encouraging digital literacy, communication, and collaboration in students. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to use Seesaw as a medium for blogging. Using blogs in education: A blog is a powerful medium for students to share and showcase ongoing work. Students can interact […] READ MORE
6 Lumio Features for Differentiating Instruction

6 Lumio Features for Differentiating Instruction

Differentiating instruction is a phrase that we, as educators, hear all the time. Our ultimate goal when it comes to differentiation is providing support for all of our students in order to meet their diverse needs. With so many online resources out there, how can we choose ones that are appropriate, engaging, and flexible for […] READ MORE
Computer Science Inspiration from Raspberry Pi

Computer Science Inspiration from Raspberry Pi

Motivate your students to become innovators, coders, and problem solvers! With Raspberry Pi and pi-top kits, students’ only limit is their imagination. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to get students to learn computer science concepts.   Not sure where to start? Raspberry Pi has you covered! Check out these six engaging projects to kick things […] READ MORE
Our Favorite Lumio Resources

Our Favorite Lumio Resources

   You probably have used or heard about all of the readily made resources built into the “add activities” section on Lumio. But, did you know there are hundreds of other resources within Lumio right at your fingertips? To access these resources, click on the “Explore Resources” tab from within your Lumio Library. Here, you’ll find […] READ MORE
Allowing Out-of-Class Access on Lumio

Allowing Out-of-Class Access on Lumio

Lumio (formerly SMART Learning Suite Online) is a great instructional tool for teachers comfortable with SMART Notebook software. Now, a teacher can teach with a Notebook file, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF document from any device that has an internet connection, even if Notebook is not installed. This also means that students can use Notebook lesson files without having SMART […] READ MORE
Valuable Tools for Making Your Math Lessons Digital

Valuable Tools for Making Your Math Lessons Digital

Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in math lessons? Digital math tools are the way to go! There are so many resources that are available for teachers to use in order to model key math concepts that it can be challenging to choose the right one! From digital manipulatives to interactive […] READ MORE
5 Ways to Use Google Sheets for Better Learning Experiences

5 Ways to Use Google Sheets for Better Learning Experiences

Google Sheets is an excellent tool to help create, edit, format and share a wide variety of spreadsheets with others. We’ve identified five ways of using Google Sheets in the classroom and the benefits of using this versatile spreadsheet application – with options for teachers and for students. Who knows, maybe these ideas will spark […] READ MORE
5 Redesigned Activities for Winter Break

5 Redesigned Activities for Winter Break

For most educators, the weeks leading up to a winter break often means getting together worksheets that will eventually get photocopied, stapled, and sent home in students’ backpacks. With all the effort you have put into learning the Google and Microsoft applications over the past year and a half, why wouldn’t you redesign those activities […] READ MORE