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Planning To Write Something Today? Tips for Setting Writing Goals that Work

Lynn Dickinson shares tips to help writers honestly examine their writing routines to make the changes necessary to achieve their writing goals. As an assignment, I asked my students to take a close look at their own thoughts and behavior p...

Shakespeare Uncovered – Ten Free Lesson Plans

Shakespeare Uncovered is a series of videos about Shakespeare’s life and work. The series, hosted on PBS Learning Media, is organized thematically. Some of the themes are “Shakespeare and History,” “The Use of S...

Share Math Playground Activities to Google Classroom

Math Playground offers hundreds of free math games and interactive modules for elementary school students. I’m not sure if this is old news or not, but this morning I was looking at some of the games and noticed that you can share the...

How to Add a Classwork Section to Older Google Classroom Classes

Last night Google released two new features for Google Classroom. The first was the option to add materials into the Classwork section of your Google Classroom classes without making assignments. The second was the option to update your old...

How to Add a Materials Section to Google Classroom

Last night I shared the news that Google has added the option for teachers to add materials like digital handouts to the Classwork section in Google Classroom. Judging by the emails and Tweets I’ve already seen, this is going to be a ...

Two New Google Classroom Features That Everyone Has Been Asking For!

The new version of Google Classroom just got a little bit better. Ten minutes ago I got an email from my contact at Google about informing me that the new version of Google Classroom now has a dedicated “materials” section withi...

Zetta Elliott on Starting Her Own Imprint & Character Development in Children’s Fiction

Zetta Elliott is the author of 30 books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book Bird, as well as a YA and speculative fiction author; a poet whose work has been published in several anthologies; an essayist forThe Huff...

Playing with Common Horror Tropes for Comedic Effect

What do horror and comedy have in common? Well, quite a lot actually. Some of my favorite books and movies are combinations of the two genres. In my mind, they work perfectly hand-in-hand with each other. Horror movies are great, but let’...

250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers

A few years ago I decided to start making video tutorials for the many Google tools that I write about on this blog and feature in some of my professional development workshops. This week I created my 250th Google tools tutorial. All of my ...

Will You Be Able to Smoke up on Campus?

Cannabis will be legal nationwide on October 17th, but that doesn’t mean your school has figured out how to regulate it yet. It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, you’re heading back to school, there’s weed smoke in ...

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