30+ ways to Ditch That Textbook: Ideas for teachers by teachers

How do you make your teaching different, innovative, tech-laden, creative and hands-on? Educators from all over the Twittersphere shared tons of ways they ditch that textbook with the #Ditchbook community.

The best thing about Twitter is the community of educators who share freely with others.

Aaron Hogan, the author of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, wrote that “Twitter is not going to change your life, but the educators you meet there will.” It’s true, the connections you make on Twitter will help you create a professional learning network that you will begin to wonder how you ever lived without.

Twitter is a wealth of resources for educators and the #Ditchbook community is one that is constantly connecting, collaborating and sharing.

In the recent weeks, we encouraged educators to post ways they make their teaching different, innovative, tech-laden, creative and hands-on and WOW did they share some amazing ideas.

Educators shared ideas like:

  • posters created with chalk markers on tables
  • Google Sites digital portfolios
  • human Hungry Hungry Hippos Spanish review
  • choice boards
  • …and SO many more!

We also gave away some #Ditchbook swag to one lucky winner!

Check out the collection of tweets from our latest #Ditchbook sharing extravaganza below and be on the lookout for another contest coming soon.

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 06/01/2018
MSD of MartinsvilleMartinsville, IN
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/05/2018
Columbus City SchoolsColumbus OH
+ 06/06/2018
School City of MishawakaMishawaka, IN
+ 06/07/2018
Lafayette eLearning ConferenceLafayette, IN
+ 06/12/2018
2nd Annual Learn, Explore, Adopt and Deliver (LEAD) ConferenceCleveland, OH
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
  Public Event
+ 06/19/2018
Tyler ISDTyler, TX
+ 06/20/2018
TransformED ConferenceWaco, TX
+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
  Public Event
+ 06/24/2018—06/27/2018
ISTEChicago, IL
  Public Event
+ 07/24/2018
Regional Math & Science ConferenceAmarillo, TX
+ 07/30/2018
Oklahoma City Public School Resource CenterOklahoma City, OK
+ 08/01/2018
Flipgrid Event + Evening Live StreamMinneapolis, MN
+ 08/02/2018
Virginia Beach SchoolsVirginia Beach, VA