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
+ 11/26/2018
Morgan County VersaillesVersailles, MO
+ 01/27/2019—01/30/2019
FETCOrlando, FL
  Public Event
+ 02/04/2019—02/08/2019
TCEASan Antonio, TX
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+ 02/15/2019
Smithville School DistrictSmithville, MO
+ 03/14/2019—03/16/2019
CUEPalm Springs, CA
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+ 03/21/2019—03/22/2019
MACULDetroit, MI
+ 04/23/2019—04/24/2019
NCEAChicago, IL
+ 05/13/2019—05/14/2019
Ohio Google SummitSandusky, OH
+ 06/12/2019
Murray StateMurray, KY
+ 06/23/2019—06/26/2019
ISTEPhiladelphia, PA
  Public Event
+ 09/27/2019
Vianney SpeakerSt. Louis, Mo