About Ditch That Textbook

About Ditch That Textbook

Technology is changing the world, and it’s changing our schools and classrooms.

It feels impossible to keep up with everything.

You’re looking for meaningful ways use technology and keep students engaged.

Don’t worry. You’re in the right place.


I’m Matt Miller, and I know exactly how you feel. It’s my passion to equip teachers to thrive in this new era of education and think differently about the craft of teaching.

I spent more than a decade in the classroom, creating unique learning experiences for my students through technology and creative teaching.

I wrote the book Ditch That Textbook about innovative teaching ideas and rethinking education.

I’m a Google-Certified Innovator, a mark of distinction for cutting-edge use of G Suite tools in the classroom.

• I’ve been named one of the top 10 influencers in educational technology and elearning worldwide.

I provide practical, “use it in class tomorrow” solutions to teachers’ classroom needs. I also help them focus on what’s most important to keep education relevant.

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I’m not all about ditching textbooks, though.


In fact, I was a newspaper reporter before I got into teaching. I covered county government, and I hated it.

After spending some time in my wife’s classroom (a high school social studies teacher), I found my calling — education — and went back to school.

After teaching Spanish in a small high school for several years, I had the itch to write again. I started my blog, “Ditch That Textbook,” to provide the kind of help I'd received so generously from other writers.

Since then, the blog has been viewed millions of times with tens of thousands of subscribers around the world.

I’m happily married to my college sweetheart and live in the wooded, quiet countryside of West Central Indiana. We have three fun-loving children, two dogs and a mortgage. I’m blessed beyond measure and living the dream.

I'm passionate about equipping you,
and I'm generous to a fault.


For years, it's been my passion -- and Ditch That Textbook's mission -- to equip, inspire and empower you to lead your best teaching life. We provide a TON of resources for teachers, like ...

Ditch That Textbook Blog -- We post multiple articles a week with new ideas, tools, tips and tricks. Subscribers to the FREE email newsletter receive giveaways, access to exclusive videos, "Printable PD" to hang up at school, and more.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast -- I team up with Kasey Bell from the Shake Up Learning blog to produce this FREE podcast every week. It includes Google news and updates, practical teaching ideas, questions and ideas from the Tribe and more. 

Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit -- This FREE online conference for teachers in December connects you with inspiring educators who share ideas you can put into place right away. For each video you watch, you can generate a certificate of completion for professional development credit. Register for the summit for free at DitchSummit.com.

Ditch That Textbook YouTube Channel -- This is home to FREE tutorials, walk-throughs and step-by-step explanations to help you make the most of technology in your classroom. You'll learn something -- and you'll learn it quickly!

Tech to Learn Online Course -- Looking for ways technology can “move the needle” for learning in your classroom? In this course, I walk you through the six areas where I've seen great boosts in learning with meaningful tech integration. It includes face-to-face videos, step-by-step instructions, extra resources, downloadable PDFs and more.

Books -- I've written two books to strengthen your teaching confidently in today's age. Ditch That Textbook is his manifesto on teaching in today’s world, with practical ideas for using technology and ideas for meeting students’ needs in the digital age. Ditch That Homework, co-authored with Alice Keeler, provides options for teachers who are unhappy with traditional homework and want a change.

Keynotes and workshops -- My keynote speeches and teaching workshops equip, entertain and inspire teachers. They range from inspiring, visionary keynotes to set the tone for an event to practical workshops full of activities and hands-on practice. 

See how Ditch That Textbook can help you reach your goals!

The Ditch That Textbook Team


This group of hard-working, dedicated individuals keeps all the great resources for educators coming. We're made mostly of educators with experience in a variety of positions in schools and districts. 

Matt Miller
Head Textbook Ditcher

Karly Moura
Blog/Social Media Editor

Claudio Zavala Jr.
Video Editor

Lisa Meuser
Bookkeeper

Chris Blystone
Business Manager

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