5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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3 Tips to Use Bloomz Student Portfolios for Formative Assessment

I’m so excited about all the ways teachers can use the Bloomz app to communicate important information to families. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love using technology tools to gather and organize formative assessment data. The Student Portfolios option in Bloomz lets teachers share the moments students demonstrate their […]

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Women’s History Month Video Playlist from YouTube

Video clips can help students access information and thanks to online platforms like YouTube it’s easier than every to find multimedia to share in your classroom. Although YouTube has an overwhelming amount of videos to search through, organizations will often create channels or playlists to help users find the perfect set of video clips. There is […]

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5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. When used purposefully, digital tools can provide a window into student thinking, making it easier to figure out who needs extra help or who is ready for something new. Although there are lots of great tech tools […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: The Dr. Will Show

Looking for a new education podcast? The Dr. Will Show includes interviews with different educators on topics including leadership and digital learning. Dr. Will coaches and assists educators in a range of educational technology implementations and has blogged for several years. I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Will about my new book #FormativeTech last week and am excited […]

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LivingTree Family Engagement Tool Now Includes ClassMessenger Users

Have you seen the LivingTree family engagement tool I shared a few months ago? Designed for PreK-12 schools it is used by schools across the country who want to keep families in the loop by sharing information and opening up communication channels throughout the school year. The team at LivingTree recently acquired the tool ClassMessenger. ClassMessenger is […]

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360 Video Spotlight: CNN Virtual Reality Videos

CNN Virtual Reality videos are here! Users of all ages can now access 360 degree video to explore different places, spaces and special events. From heading inside of London’s Big Ben to standing on the edge of an aircraft carrier, students can view 360 video on a laptop, tablet or headset to explore the world. […]

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Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in the past and today I focused on how students and teachers of all ages can create movies on a Chromebook! Have you used the totally free, BYOD-friendly Spark Video? Spark […]

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PresenceLearning Webinar “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED”

At TCEA this year I had the chance to meet team members from PresenceLearning a company that provides online support to students across the country. They are hosting their second webinar series titled “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED.” The webinar is designed to help educators, clinicians and administrators better support students – specifically those […]

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Special Pre-order Bonus! Grab Your Copy of My New Book #FormativeTech

I’ve been waiting for this day for months and it is finally here… my new book #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessment with Technology​ is almost ready for you to check out! How do you check for understanding in your classroom? What does formative assessment look like in your school? It’s not about taking […]

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