Kiddom’s New iOS App: Plan, Assess and Analyze Learning On the Go

This past year I had the chance to see Kiddom in action. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you know how I’m passionate about educational technology tools that support meaningful formative assessment. Kiddom has designed an iOS app for both teachers and students. Educators can now use Kiddom to plan, assess and analyze data […]

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Vigyaa Teacher Planning Tool for Lesson Organization

Late last year I had the chance to connect with the team at Vigyaa. Vigyaa is a teacher planning tool that helps with lesson organization. With Vigyaa teachers can easily gather and organize content for their next lesson or unit of study. It was designed to help teachers find and keep track of great resources […]

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Kinvolved Attendance Tool’s Powerful Impact Report

As a former New York City public school teacher I’m so excited to share the findings of a special report from the folks at Kinvolved. Kinvolved is a company that helps schools keep track and share attendance data. With the Kinvolved attendance tool, teachers can easily take class attendance and instantly and securely send notifications to families. […]

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Reflector 2 Giveaway! Wireless Mirroring and Streaming for Your Classroom

Special giveaway for this month! The folks at Squirrels have shared four license codes for the wireless mirroring tool Reflector 2 for this month’s ClassTechTips.com giveaway. Reflector 2 is a fantastic tool for teachers that lets users mirror their device wirelessly to their class. It runs on Mac and PCs and gives teachers the power […]

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Easy Steps for How-To Annotate Images on Your iPad

A few weeks ago I shared a post with a bookmarking tip for readers on iPads (see it here). In this post I included a few screenshots of my iPad with annotation to explain the steps of how to bookmark a website on your iPad. Using the annotation tool on your iPad can be very […]

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8 Must-Have Websites and Apps for Science Reading Passages

Finding high-interest, informational text is an important part of locating just right resources for your classroom. If you’re on the hunt for digital reading material for your students, there are a few different websites and apps that have science reading passages for kids. The resources on the list below include text appropriate for a range […]

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Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit

Thinking Kit is a quick and simple way for teachers and students to create their own activities for iPads. It comes in two parts – the creator, which can be used on any browser on any device, and the free iPad app (which is how tasks get downloaded onto iPads). Check out the video below to […]

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Organize Your Classroom Library with Spark Post

Ready for a fresh start? As you kick off 2017, try one of my favorite, totally free tools for teachers — Spark Post. Last year I shared a handful of ways to use Spark Video in the classroom with lesson ideas for teachers (see them here). Spark Post is another one of their fantastic creation […]

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Turnitin Revision Assistant: Instructional Tool for Writers

Last month Turnitin Revision Assistant was featured at a special White House event on instructional tools for educators. On December 7, the White House and the Department of Education hosted teachers and their students. They came together along with industry and legislative leaders for the Innovative Assessment Tech Jam, a special event held in Washington D.C. […]

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4 Ways to Use QR Codes with Students in 2017

Last year I published my first book with Corwin Press, Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom. It’s been so exciting to hear how teachers are using scannable technology in engaging and meaningful ways to promote deeper learning experiences for their students. As you kick off 2017 with your […]

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