The Power of Video in Learning: 30hands Video Creation Tool

Earlier this year I featured 30hands Storyteller a video creation tool students can use inside and outside of the classroom. Educators across the country use 30hands Storyteller as both an instructional tool to share information with students and as a creation tool to empower students. As viewers of videos students can watch a tutorial or […]

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Entrepreneurship Lessons from Brainspace with Augmented Reality Experiences

Readers of ClassTechTips.com know that I’m a big fan of augmented reality and believe in the importance of authentic experiences for students. The folks at Brainspace have developed a new set of entrepreneurship lessons for students called The Entrepreneurial Toolkit. Teachers can use the lessons – which include augmented reality experiences – to introduce students to entrepreneurship. […]

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with VR using a headset like the inexpensive Google Cardboard. With this device and a smartphone, students can be transported instantly to different places around the world. If using headsets and smartphones isn’t the best fit for […]

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11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Last week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference. It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. You might have seen the picture of the tiny plane that took me to Kearney, NE in the graphic of this post. […]

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5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos

One of my most popular posts last year was a list of tools teachers and students can use to create how-to videos. It’s been lots of fun to see which ones teachers are most excited about and I often get a chance to lead hands-on workshops taking teachers through these tools in person. There are plenty […]

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Special Dr. Seuss App Birthday Promotion from Oceanhouse Media

Are you celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week? A few years ago I had the chance to meet the team at Oceanhouse Media, the folks behind the awesome Dr. Seuss read aloud apps. They reached out to me because they’re holding a special promotion to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday… and they have given me a […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Formative assessment can take place before, during and after a lesson to give you valuable information for instructional decisions. A quick baseline quiz can help you identify what students already know about a topic before you start teaching a lesson. A backchannel can be used during a lesson to collect student questions and help you […]

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6 Favorite Augmented Reality Coloring Pages from Quiver

Followers of ClassTechTips.com know that I’m a huge fan of scannable technology. QR codes and augmented reality can promote deeper learning when used thoughtfully in a lesson. One of my favorite augmented reality apps is Quiver. I had the chance to use their awesome augmented reality coloring pages just a few weeks ago during iPad […]

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#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with The Answer Pad

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you already know that I love easy-to-use tools that check for understanding  in the classroom. A few years ago I was introduced to The Answer Pad and it’s a tool I used in my one-to-one iPad classroom. They’ve sure come a long way, adding plenty of cool features […]

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360 Video Spotlight: National Geographic Videos for Your Next Lesson

Have you tried out 360° video with students? Panoramic images and 360° video are becoming increasingly popular media. You’ve probably seen someone post a panoramic image on Facebook showing off their last trip to the beach or a school field trip. One of the first times I snapped and posted a panoramic image was a […]

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