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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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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ShowMe for iPad Screencasting: Terrific Creation Tool

There are a handful of apps that I absolutely love for iPad screencasting (Educreations, ScreenChomp, Doceri) and here is another free app you’ll want to check out.  ShowMe is an easy to use screencasting tool that lets users record their voice as they write on the screen. It’s a great way for teachers to create […]

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Halloween Party App for iPads

Here’s a fun app for classrooms getting ready for Halloween!  Halloween Party App lets up to four players work together on one device to answer trivia questions related to Halloween.  Perfect for elementary schoolers, this app is also completely customizable.  I love apps that allow a couple of users to share the screen and Halloween […]

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