The Chalk Blog

Three Ways to Use Good Old Paper and Pencil with Digital Texts for Comprehension

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Technology, 21st Century Learning, Courses

New Course! Give Learning a Boost with Augmented and Virtual Reality

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Technology, 21st Century Learning, Courses, Student Engagement, Digital Resources, teacher resources

The Truth About Digital Access

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning, Distance Learning, Digital Resources, Teaching with Equity

50+ NEW Updates to Your Favorite Google Apps

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning, Distance Learning, Digital Resources

Teaching and Learning with Podcasts: Our 4 Favorites

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning

Digital Tools for Online Learning

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Topics: Technology, 21st Century Learning, Distance Learning

The ISTE Hot List

5 Ideas for BOLD Change in the Tech-Infused Classroom

The yearly celebration of all things edtech, known as the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) conference was a success!  With nearly 20,000 attendees and 10,000 exhibitors taking part in the annual pilgrimage, there was more than enough to keep this girl busy for 4 full, exhausting days. Although, not too busy for a famous Philly cheesesteak (or two)!  While I wasn’t able to bring cheesesteaks back for everyone, I did bring some piping hot takeaways and fresh resources straight from the ISTE griddle just for you!  

Take a look at our ISTE 2019 Hot List, which provides a taste of what the ed tech experts had to say about the future of technology integration.

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning

7 *Secret* Google Tools for Teachers

Unlock Google’s treasure trove of tools and apps you never knew existed!

We all know (and love) Google’s suite of apps for education—Gmail, Chrome, Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets—for creation and collaboration within the classroom. These apps have significantly improved the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day learning for millions of students and educators. But did you know that Google has been simultaneously developing tons of other tools behind the scenes that can help students accomplish goals, save time, and think creatively? Check out these 7 “secret” Google tools that are sure to become your new favorites!

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, 21st Century Learning

Instagram for Teachers

Instagram is the New Pinterest for Teachers


While Pinterest is still a great place to gather ideas for your classroom, Instagram is moving up in the ranks as a new teacher favorite. Just like Pinterest, teachers can take inspiration from real classroom teachers, gather resources and stay on top of what’s new.  Get ready for some educational eye candy, because we’ve rounded up our favorite teacher Instagram pages into one stellar list for you. Prepare to be inspired!

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Topics: Technology, 21st Century Learning

5 Ways to Incorporate March Madness Into Your Classroom

Slam Dunk Ideas!

This blog post was originally published on March 18, 2016, but it was so well received that we wanted to freshen it up and share it again. Enjoy!

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! March Madness will soon be underway, but rather than fight your student’s interest in the NCAA basketball tournament, incorporate it into your lessons! We’ve put together 5 of our favorite resources for integrating the NCAA tournament into your math, science, reading or social studies period.  Go ahead and try one out.  It might just be a slam dunk!! 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, 21st Century Learning

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