VIRRY’s Animal Web Cam App: Teach Empathy & Life Skills

Forget about cartoon animals – the VIRRY animal web cam app brings real live animals to your iPad screen. VIRRY combines high definition live and pre-recorded video to help spark students’ curiosity in wild animals. I love how this app is super interactive while incorporating information about different animals and habitats. VIRRY was created with child […]

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Tiggly Shape’s Got Talent: Geometry App for Early Learners

Tiggly is a Class Tech Tips favorite and I’m excited to share another terrific app you can use with Tiggly Shapes! The Tiggly Shape’s Got Talent is a fantastic geometry app that takes a playful spin on learning early geometry concepts. With this iPad app students can read, play, and record their own stories. Kids will practice shape […]

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Quizalize Individual Reports: Intervention Support for Students

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom tool that turns assessments into fun classroom quizzes. The folks behind this engaging platform have added a new feature called Individual Student Reports to provide intervention support for students. With Quizalize students are first praised for what they did well. Then kids are given a list of skills to practice […]

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5 Tech Tools for Writing Prompts: Web, iOS & Android Apps

Finding inspiration and working through writer’s block can be a challenge for students of all ages. There are a handful of technology tools that bring writing prompts to the fingertips of anyone with access to a web browser or tablet. What I love about these tools are how they each address the idea of supporting […]

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UpGrade Learning Station: Keep Kids Moving in Your Classroom

You can keep kids moving as they work independently or collaboratively with The UpGrade. This super cool option for active learning spaces is perfect for creating a learning station. Instead of replacing desks in your classroom, The UpGrade™ from FluidStance can be used to create a learning station for students. It combines an adjustable height table with a motion […]

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4 Ways to Use Thinglink’s Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom

It has been so exciting to see the way virtual reality apps are making their way into K-12 classrooms. They give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink’s virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action. One of the reasons I particularly like this tool is how it […]

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9 EdTech Interviews: My Special Series for Channel One News

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of blogging for Channel One News. One of my favorite collections of posts from my work with this online news platform is a series of EdTech Interviews. In these interviews I post questions to leaders in the field of education technology all around the world. Each […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About #ScannableTech

Scannable technology lets users connect content to places and spaces for a variety of purposes. I believe that QR codes and augmented reality can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. This month I had the chance to share my ACES Framework for #ScannableTech integration featured in my new book for Corwin Press, […]

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Digital Writing for Classrooms: Write About Web Tool & App

Are you using digital writing tools with students? The team at Write About has developed an online platform and mobile app to help students grow as writers inside and outside of the classroom. I’ve shared their iPad app across the country during professional development sessions on Writing Workshop with Technology with teachers. I’m very excited about their website WriteAbout.com! […]

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DiskoPets Educational Cartoon Game for Kids

UPDATE: This KickStarter campaign has ended. Looking for an educational game with cartoon characters? DiskoPets is an online, cartoon-based virtual world designed to provide students with a customizable educational experience. Currently in Kickstarter mode, DiskoPets was created to keep students entertained as they interact with an educational cartoon that includes a variety of content. They will adopt […]

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