Pedagogy Essentials (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

“Tap into educational theory that results in improved student learning.”
Type of course: Self-Study
Course Description:
Teaching amongst the technological advances of the 21st century, brings with it unique challenges of combining education and theory with classroom practice. This three part course is designed to provide teachers the background knowledge and resources […]

What is Place Based Learning and how can it be used in your Curriculum?

What is Place Based Learning and how can it be used in your Curriculum?


With Place Based Learning you can enhance education for you students. Learn what Place Based Learning is and how it can be used in your teaching.
What is Place Based Learning?
 Did you think that the classroom was the only teaching place for students? If yes, then think again. Using Place based education, you can […]

Using Wikis in the Classroom

Using Wikis in the Classroom

A wiki is simply a website that can easily be edited by many people. Users don’t need any specialized computer training and can add content with just a few clicks of a mouse.
Wikis in the classroom context can be used to collect and share resources for presentations and workshops. They can also be […]

Gifted and Talented Teaching Resources for Independent Learning

Gifted and Talented Teaching Resources for Independent Learning

Independent learning is fostered by an environment that is sensitive, flexible, and responsive to the needs of the student. It involves a healthy interactive process between the teacher and learner that encourages the student’s intellectual development and capacity for independent and reflective judgment. This is a student-centered learning model.
More than the traditional role learning […]

In the Classroom: Access to Technology

I recently started volunteering twice a week teaching computers at an area high school. We have been doing mostly discussing (not using any machines yet) and I told the students to write down a particular website. To which I was met by a bunch of blank stares. Not one student had a notebook […]

6 TOP PICKS: Quick Hit Learning Resources

Mark Twain said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” Throughout our lives we are both teachers […]

Get Teens Reading with New 12 books in 12 months Adventure Series

On New Year’s Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning…“They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days.”


Hurled into a life on the run the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal […]

Create Video & Edit Photos

The newest additions to the Teacher Toolbar include:

Blend Studio lets you make your own custom web videos! Use your photos, webcam video and audio, YouTube videos, custom animations, and more!
Make Me Talk lets you add your voice to photos of your family and friends, politicians, celebrities, animals… whatever!
E-card Creator but with your photos […]

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