ScratchJr for Young Coders: Free iPad App

There are tons of wonderful coding apps and here is another you’ll want to check if you work with younger students.  ScratchJr is designed for 5-7 year old children and combines foundational programming skills with storytelling for young coders. ScratchJr is a colorful, kid-friendly app that sets the stage for more complex computer science skills.  You […]

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GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine: Fantastic Creation App

I’m often asked by teachers to share my favorite apps for maker spaces.  There are tons of great coding apps for iPads and creation tools for movie makers. GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine falls into the second category.  It teaches students foundational animation skills and lets them create their own mini movies.  This app might […]

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November News and Special Message!

November is here!  The temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and a lot is happening at ClassTechTips.com! A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for my SXSWedu panel.  We were picked to present “From Scannable to Wearable” in Austin this March and I truly appreciated all of your votes, tweets and support. […]

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Babbel Language Learning App: iOS, Google & Windows

If you are looking for a tool for students to practice learning a new language check out Babbel.  Similar to Duolingo – another language learning app I love – this app gives users the opportunity to work through activities to learn a new language. Babbel has apps for iOS, Google Play, and the Windows App […]

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Showbie for iPad Workflow Management: Easily Share Student Work

I’ve shared a list of some great iPad workflow solutions and Showbie is another one you should check out! Showbie lets teacher share files with their students and makes it easy for children to submit their work.  The kid-friendly user interface is perfect for K-12 students.  It’s a great tool for keeping your classroom organized whether you’re in a […]

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Glogster for iPads: Fantastic Creation Tool!

Have you created a Glog?  Glogster is a terrific creation tool that is now available on iPads.  Originally a web tool, Glogster for iPads lets teachers and students place multimedia on a blank canvas. Users can add images, audio, video and text to introduce a topic, explain an idea, or develop a presentation.  Their iPad app […]

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Thinglink for Interactive Images: Amazing Creation Tool

I love tools that turn your tablet into a content creation tool.  Thinglink is a fantastic example of an app that lets users become creators.  With this app teachers and students can layer information on top of any image that they like – making interactive images.  They might find a primary source document and add questions […]

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Chronicle for Conference Notes

Chronicle is a powerful conferring app for Reading and Writing Workshop. With the ability to easily associate and share pictures, videos, and audio recording with any individual or group note, Chronicle is also effective for communication and data documentation in any subject.  Designed for the iPad, this app gives teachers space to stay organized and […]

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Articles for Kids: Smithsonian Tween Tribune

I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources for informational text and current events.  Smithsonian Tween Tribune is another website to check out. Its has a collection of articles for kids, perfect for elementary and middle school students. You can easily access sports stories, national news, and more on their site.  With a free login teachers […]

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Post-it Plus for Digital Sticky Notes

There are some great brainstorming and planning apps for iPads (sticky notes, GRID, Popplet) and a new app from the makers of Post-it Notes combines the traditional tool with a digital platform.  Post-it Plus is a super cool app that lets users snap a picture of their post-it notes and the app will recognize each […]

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