Education Book Spotlight: #HackingPBL by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy

Interested in project based learning? You will definitely want to check out the new book in the Hacking Learning series, Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Authors Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy share their experiences as former classroom teachers and current administrators. This book is packed with actionable, ready to […]

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8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students

Are you empowering your students as creators? One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve mastered. You can use technology tools to create how-to videos! Students can demonstrate what they’ve learned and share their knowledge with others by creating how-to video clips. This list […]

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Super Cool #ScannableTech White House Augmented Reality App

When used thoughtfully, augmented reality can engage students in purposeful learning experiences. Sometimes augmented reality apps appear gimmicky at first glance. When connected purposefully to your learning goals, scannable technology can energize a lesson by sparking your students interest and turn their experiences in your classroom into hands-on learning. The White House Historical Society recently […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik

Ready for a new podcast? This year I’ve shared a handful of fantastic education podcasts. Podcasts have become an everyday part of my life as an educator. Whether I’m driving to visit a school, waiting for an airplane to take off, or folding laundry, my iPhone is by my side playing the latest episode from […]

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7 3D Printing Lessons for Teachers

This year I’ve had the chance to try out a Makerbot 3D printer. I’ve shared some of my thoughts on the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here) and even how you can print your very own virtual reality headset with a 3D printer (read that post here). Teachers and students are using 3D printers in […]

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22 Connected Educator Books for Teachers: Ideas and Inspiration for Teaching

Wow, talk about a reading list! The team at Corwin Press developed the Connected Educator books are a series of 22 texts designed to help teachers make the most of the digital world. These short, powerful texts bring together a range of voices from heavy hitters in the space of education. Published over the course […]

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5 Independent Reading Apps and Websites (with a Bookmarking Tip!)

Do your students have access to quality, digital texts? Students with digital devices in their hands should know where to go to access digital texts. There are many websites and apps where students can go to find high-interest, leveled content to read. I love tools that let students skim and search for short passages of […]

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7 Favorite Nearpod Virtual Reality Lessons

Looking to bring virtual reality to your classroom? Nearpod’s virtual reality lessons provide students with fantastic ways to experience learning material. I’m a big fan of Nearpod and have shared some of the reasons I love this tool in past posts (like this one). As a one-to-one classroom teacher I used Nearpod with my students in […]

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10 Top Posts of 2016! EdTech Lesson Ideas & Favorites

Can you believe it? With 2016 coming to a close I’m excited to share 10 of the top posts on ClassTechTips.com this year! This year I’ve shared so many favorites. From EdTech lesson ideas to new tools there is so much to explore. In the list below you’ll find a range of posts that cover […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: The Edtech Podcast with Sophie Bailey

Looking to learn on your commute? Podcasts have become one of my favorite parts of long drives and train rides. In June of this past year I spoke at EdTechXEurope in London and had the opportunity to meet Sophie Bailey from The Edtech Podcast. Sophie Bailey is the Founder of The Edtech Podcast and a […]

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