Get Started with Training Videos

Get inspired! Watch the videos below  to spark new ideas for how to enhance your teaching with technology. Check out the tutorials to get the lowdown on how to use features within Graphite. The edtech model videos can help inform your instructional design and pedagogy. And the best practice videos showcase exemplary teachers and how they meaningfully integrate edtech into their teaching.

Graphite Tutorials

What Is Graphite?

New to Graphite? Start here.

How to Write a Field Note

Field notes are reviews written by teachers. Submit one today!

What Are Lesson Plans?

Watch this brief introduction to Lesson Plans, a lesson planning framework that helps you integrate digital tools with pedagogical insight.

(Note: Lesson Plans are referred to as Lesson Flows in this video.)

EdTech Models

Introduction to the SAMR Model

You've probably heard the whisperings, but the SAMR model really is an effective way to evaluate how you're using tech in your day-to-day teaching.

Ruben Puentedura on Applying the SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura, creator of the SAMR model, discusses how teachers can apply the model to transform teaching and learning.

Ruben Puentedura on the Impact of the SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura discusses how teachers can work together using SAMR to transform teaching and learning.

Introduction to the 4 Cs

See how technology plays an important role in the "4Cs" for 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Helen Soule Discusses the 4 Cs

Hear from Helen Soule, Executive Director of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, on how technology is an essential part of integrating the 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking) into teaching and learning, and what classrooms implementing the 4Cs look like.

Introduction to the TPACK Model

TPACK is a model that helps teachers consider how their knowledge domains intersect in order to effectively teach and engage students with technology.

In The Classroom

Lesson Plan in Action - Middle School

Watch Jessica Lura, middle school teacher and Graphite Certified Educator, weave in technology seamlessly by using a Lesson Plan to teach middle school students about verbs and their moods. A Lesson Plan is a customizable framework that helps teachers reimagine lesson plans to integrate digital tools with pedagogical insight. See Jessica's Lesson Plan here: https://www.graphite.org/lesson-plans/verbs-and-their-moods.

(Note: Lesson Plans are referred to as Lesson Flows in this video.)