Walking with Dinosaurs: Interactive Informational Text

Many television shows and museum exhibitions have companion apps that bring content to your fingertips.  Walking With Dinosaurs: Inside Their World from BBC Earth is a fantastic app with tons of high quality content.  Students can read articles about how fossils are formed or learn about dinosaur extinction before checking out encyclopedia style entries. Each […]

Read More

Knowmia Teach Pro: iPad Lesson Creation Tool

If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro.  This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen.  In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia […]

Read More

TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed. This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re […]

Read More

Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads

National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they […]

Read More

Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.  This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level.  Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided […]

Read More

ClassTechTips.com’s Beta Testing Program

I hear from innovative EdTech companies all the time who are looking for locations to test out their new product. If you are a classroom teacher who likes to bring new tools to your students, I’d love to connect you with brand new apps and learning platforms! Fill out the form below and I’ll contact […]

Read More

Newsela for Leveled Nonfiction Articles: Alter Lexile Levels in Short Passages

Current events articles are a great choice for informational text.  Students can learn all about news stories and practice reading skills at the same time.  If you have a class full of students reading at different levels you’ll definitely want to check out Newsela. This fantastic site contains brand new articles everyday.  The best part is that […]

Read More

Geography Exploration with StrataLogica iPad App

Geography is an important part of any grade’s Social Studies curriculum and StrataLogica can help students explore the globe.  With information layered on top of maps and diagrams, there is tons of content to dig into.  You can skip logging in and explore the app without an account if you wish.  Not only will this […]

Read More

EduGame Spotlight: KidEWords Kids Crossword Puzzle

A great way to get children excited about language skills is to give them access to word games.  You might want to build in a few minutes of “free choice” to your morning routine and give students two or three eduapps to choose from.  KidEWords is a language skills app a fun kids crossword puzzle […]

Read More

Access The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection from Your Web Browser

I’ve shared tons of resources to bring museums to your students’ fingertips (AMNH, MOMA) and here is another to add to the list.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has given the public access to almost 400,000 items in their collection!  Some of the artwork and artifacts are currently on display while others in this online […]

Read More