5 Things You Can Try with Bloomz Before the End of the Year

With a few more months left in the school year it’s not too late to try out a new parent communication tool or take your current family engagement routine to the next level. Earlier this month I had the chance to meet the Founder and CEO of the awesome parent communication tool Bloomz. Chaks Appalabattula and […]

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Apple Teacher Program Now Available in More Countries!

Have you heard? The Apple Teacher program is now available in more countries! Last year I shared some of the reasons why I’m so excited about the new Apple Teacher program. Introduced in the second half of 2016, Apple Teacher is a badging program designed for educators. Teachers can use the fantastic support materials developed by […]

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SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? It’s so important to gauge student understanding in the midst of a lesson. The folks at SMART Technologies have a special formative assessment tool to help teachers check for understanding as part of their Learning Suite. You might be familiar with SMART’s popular interactive whiteboards. As a teacher […]

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Free Blended Learning Guide for Teachers from Kiddom

The team at Kiddom has put together a free blended learning guide for teachers titled Blended Learning 101. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you might have seen my feature on Kiddom’s new iOS app earlier this year. Kiddom is a platform for teachers that lets them plan, assess and analyze data in their classroom. They’ve put […]

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Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool

Earlier this year I featured the digital storytelling tool 30hands. 30hands Storyteller is a great for formative assessment. With this tool, students learn subject matter by taking on the role of teacher and create their own videos. Teachers can check for understanding by assessing a student’s knowledge, understanding, and skills from the video. When students […]

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9 Presidents’ Day Apps and Websites

Presidents’ Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for resources to bring into your classroom there are plenty of apps and websites for President’s Day. You might use the resources on this list to give students space to explore their interests around a certain president or time period or reinforce a social studies […]

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5 Highlights from this Year’s TCEA Conference

I’ve just returned from this year’s TCEA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. This year I had the chance to share some of my favorite ways to use creation tools and scannable technology in the classroom. I met with a handful of companies who are excited about their new products and recent updates, and had the […]

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7 Presidents’ Day Books for Kids (print and digital text!)

Looking for a picture book or informational text to bring into a Presidents’ Day lesson? This list includes a handful of books perfect for a Presidents’ Day activity. You can introduce these selections to your whole class as read aloud books or send home the list with families for their next trip to the library. […]

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Virtual Event – History of African American Presidential Candidates

Looking to bring an expert into your classroom? Thanks to video conferencing and webinar tools, students of all ages can now connect with experts from around the world. Instead of taking a trip to a faraway place or trying to bring a speaker in to visit your school, virtual events can help connect the world […]

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12 Apps & Websites for World Read Aloud Day (or any day!)

The countdown is on for World Read Aloud Day. Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at LitWorld, who are the folks behind #WRAD. Their signature event is right around corner so I wanted to share a few resources to help make your celebration of World Read […]

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