5 Favorite Print and Digital Halloween Books for Today’s Readers

Are you ready for Halloween? Finding the perfect Halloween books can be a challenge – regardless of the devices you and your students use as readers. I’ve collected a handful of print and digital Halloween books to share with students, colleagues and families. How can you use this list? Choose one or two to introduce […]

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Live Event: Ask Me Anything Let’s Chat About #TasksBeforeApps

So this just happened… I wrote a new book! Over the last few months I have been all across this country talking to teachers, administrators and students about the ways they are leveraging digital tools to elevate learning in the classroom. For some people technology is aiding in learning and for others it is distracting. […]

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TypeDojo Typing Test Website to Practice Keyboarding Skills

The team at TypeDojo has created a typing test website to gives users of any age a space to practice keyboarding skills. This website is simple, straightforward and gets right to the point. If you are looking for a space to measure words per minute, this is definitely a quick tool for getting…

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Online Course from Evolving Educators: Getting Started with Twitter

the blog 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network, and Reinvigorate Your Career by Billy Krakower, Brad Currie and Scott Rocco of Evolving Educators. Billy, Brad and Scott are the founders of #satchat and experts on using Twitter to develop a strong PLN. Check out their book here. Now this team has developed an online course all about…

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VocabularySpellingCity: Vocabulary Instruction to Help Reading Comprehension

Have you heard of VocabularySpelling City? This vocabulary instruction tool is designed to help boost reading comprehension for students. The team behind VocabularySpelling City designed this tool to break the “test on Friday, new words on Monday” vocabulary instruction cycle and increase vocabulary retention with multimodal exposures to words over time…

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National Fire Prevention Week and NFPA Educational Resources

Did you know? October is Fire Prevention Month and next week marks the beginning of Fire Prevention Week (October 8th – 14th). As you prepare to incorporate Fire Prevention Week and Month into your classroom, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has lots of resources including a brand new app and lots more…

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Because Learning! Hands-on STEM Program with Kits, Curriculum & Teacher Guides

A few weeks ago I had the chance to chat with the team behind Because Learning! Media. They provide a hands-on STEM program for teachers and parents that includes standards-mapped curriculum, teacher guides, hands-on kits, and curated units. I love STEM resources for education that include a simple set up to get started and plenty of support materials so you can jump…

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Clark Data-Driven Tutoring Platform: Virtual Assistant for Tutors

If you are managing tutoring during or after school hours, the folks at Clark have developed the first data-driven tutoring platform to acts like a virtual assistant for tutors. Clark officially launched last month with both an iOS app and web portal. Their goal is to make it easier for educators to build…

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Unio Interactive Lesson and Formative Assessment Tool

Last month I had the opportunity to connect with the team behind Unio, part of an award-winning education technology company based in the UK.If you haven’t heard of Unio before, it’s an interactive lesson delivery and formative assessment tool launched earlier this year. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m a big believer in the power of leveraging the power of…

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Inspiring Readers and Writers with Virtual Reality: Point of View Activity

Last week I spent time in North Carolina working with teachers who were preparing for an upcoming reading and writing unit. One of the main areas of focus for this particular ELA unit was point of view. From how characters in literature perceive a situation to the way writers express their own point of view, we discussed a handful of strategies for helping students tackle this area of focus for the upcoming unit. As our discussion moved to thinking about how digital tools could elevate and energize…

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