TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Blogging choices galore

There are so many possibilities for differentiating through classroom blogs. In fact, every learner in your classroom who adds to the blog might have different goals for participation. Some students might need practice writing fluency. Others might need to be challenged to try new hooks in their writing. Some may have social goals for connecting […]

Self-regulation a key to success?

Interested in student motivation? Hop over to the Free Spirit Publishing website to read this article by Richard Cash. It is fantastic and will be of interest to anyone invested in differentiation.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Keyboard symbol sort

Sorts are a great way to informally assess all students, but they work especially well for those who can’t write independently and need an alternate way to show what they know. Lori Faas at Bee the Change uses sorts not just for letters and numbers, but for keyboard symbols that are new to her students. […]


We are recommending not one single idea or link today but an entire website/blog of great content. Even if you don’t have a SMART Board in your school or classroom, you will find fun tech ideas on Teachers Love SMART Boards. Most of the posts are directly related to interactive boards but if you go […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: American Revolution video games

Be careful! Mission US can take up a lot of your time if you don’t watch the clock. These games focused on the American Revolution and slavery are both engaging and information-packed. These games will not only be fun in the classroom but will work well as a fun homework option (imagine having students who […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Seven strengths-based apps

If you follow the work of Thomas Armstrong (multiple intelligences), you will definitely want to read this post on strengths-based apps over on the ASCD website.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Oscar-worthy teaching idea

Students who struggle to connect to content may suddenly “get it” when we integrate pop culture and favorite flicks. Check out for a huge selection of movie scenes and video clip mashups to share.

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Budget-friendly ways to include interactive technology

With so many technological advances but finite resources to access them, it is important to know about the best free resources and classroom applications.  For some great ideas and resources, check out Lesson Planet. You will find many tools for differentiating and meeting the needs of diverse learners including virtual field trips, free music, and […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Web-based science stations

Today, we are sharing a science lesson (from David Wetzel) featuring web-based stations from Suite 101. Note that once you involve web-based activities in your stations, differentiation becomes even easier. Instead of providing a range of materials to meet different needs, you can simply have different learners access different web resources.

Freedom Riders resource collection

If you are highlighting change agents during your Black History Month studies, be sure to check out  the PBS Freedom Riders website. This site is incredible and contains dozens of resources, lesson ideas, video clips, and visuals. You can even watch the PBS special right on the website. The best part of the this page […]