About


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As a classroom teacher I have used technology with my students to align instruction to the Common Core State Standards.  In my current role as an independent education consultant, I work with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels and provide support to companies looking to strengthen their products in this field.

Feel free to contact me directly with questions or leave comments on individual posts!

Best,
Monica Burns
ClassTechTips@gmail.com

Bio:

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) settings, she used iPads one to one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous local and national conferences in addition to Apple Education events. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia, appoLearning and Channel One News. Her work using technology in her classroom has been featured in the Teq Teacher Spotlight, Instructional Tech Talk podcast, and more. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels and provides support to organizations looking to use technology to reach children and families in need.  She can be found on Twitter @ClassTechTips and her blog ClassTechTips.com.

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14 Responses to “About”

  1. Debra Mason November 3, 2012 at 7:20 AM #

    Monica,
    I stumbled across your site via a Reading Rockets article. Thanks a million for sharing your amazing tools, tips and tech saavy. I plan to share it at my school and try out some of the apps with my third graders.
    Debra Mason
    3rd grade Dighton Elementary, Dighton, Massachusetts

  2. mburns7 November 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    You’re very welcome Debra – I hope that you and your colleagues find my tips useful! Don’t forget to sign up to receive automatic email updates for new posts, and “like” my page on Facebook :)

  3. Tammy December 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM #

    Hi Monica,
    I always appreciate your help with my tech questions. Thanks so much for being so accessible! Also, great photo.
    Tammy

  4. atklingensmith December 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM #

    Hi Monica! Tanya Coyle (of Yapp Guru) just told me about you, so I came over to check out the site. Love how creative you are with apps in your classroom! I review apps for SLPs over at SpeechieApps.com, and I’m so inspired by your out-of-the-box ways to use tech. Later elementary is my area of least expertise (I’ve worked more with preschool and adults), so it’s awesome to see how obviously fun you are making it to work with this age group. Can’t wait to read more.

  5. Priscilla Kinzie March 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM #

    I just learned about your site on news@edutopia.org and the wonderful work you are doing with iPads. I am looking forward to dissecting your site and learning new ideas to use in my classroom. I am wondering about the QR code scavenger hunts. How do they work?
    Priscilla

  6. mburns7 March 13, 2013 at 8:21 PM #

    Hi Priscilla, thanks for checking out my blog!
    I have students scan QR codes using their iPads and answer questions specific to each website. It’s a great way to introduce a topic through informational texts, timelines, and other multimedia text.

  7. Priscilla Kinzie March 14, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

    Thanks so much for the quick reply. I would like to try this.
    Priscilla

  8. Emmie Thomas May 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM #

    Dear Monica: What a wonderful resource this site is for teachers using iPads. We will most certainly share this site with other educators. Also, thank you very much for reviewing our Knowji vocabulary app on appolearning.com. Best, Emmie

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