Ditch Channel: 12 video tutorials, strategies and lesson ideas for educators

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Ditch Channel: 12 video tutorials, strategies and lesson ideas for educators

Sometimes we just need to see something to visualize how it might look in our classroom. Here are 12 video tutorials along with links to resources to help you integrate technology into your lessons.

Educational technology is a valuable asset in our classrooms. But how do we integrate technology meaningfully? And how do we find the best tools to fit our needs? Here are 12 video tutorials plus resources to get you started.

How to Make Awesome Google Drawings Interactive Posters

Forget the glue sticks, markers and magazines to cut for pictures. Create interactive posters with Google Drawings with links and Creative Commons photos. Here’s how!

Resource: Google Drawings interactive posters (no glue sticks necessary!)

4 Digital Exit Ticket Ideas to Use In Class Tomorrow

Class is done. How can we end it effectively? Using digital exit tickets can bring closure to your day.

Resource10 ideas for digital exit tickets (and some analog ones, too)

The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide

Google Classroom makes organizing and managing all of your Google Apps activities streamlined and easy. Set it up in minutes.

Resource: The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks!

5 Tips to Use Google Classroom Effectively and Efficiently

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.

Resource: 10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live. Which Should I Use?

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.

Resource: Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

5 Engaging Example Activities for HyperDocs Toolbox

HyperDocs provides an engaging, student-centered framework for classroom lessons. Looking for ideas to fill those HyperDocs up? Check out these example activities.

Resource: The HyperDocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities

5 Digital Bell-Ringer Activities to Kickstart Class

Bell-ringer activities don’t have to be a slow start to class that students dread. Use these ideas to spice up your bell-ringers!

Resource: 10 digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 1)

6 Sites for Students with Free Time on Their Hands

When students are done with an assignment or project, how can they spend extra time wisely? These sites give them something academic to chew on.

Resource: 20 sites for students with free time on their hands

How to Create Interactive Notebooks in Google Slides

There are TONS of awesome multimedia activities you can do with interactive notebooks. They’re easy and free! Get the how-to’s and a downloadable template to get started!

Resource: How to Create Digital Interactive Notebooks in Google Slides

4 Ideas for Digital End of Semester Final Projects

Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they’ve learned!

Resource: 10 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Educators

Thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. But what about those that aren’t on Twitter yet? How do you get started? Here is a guide to help you.

Resource: A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers (and How to Make Them)

Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.

Resource: 25 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

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