Ignite Reading Playbook + Cosmic Readers Program from Big Universe

Interested in reading challenges for your classroom? The team at Big Universe is giving educators free access to their Ignite Reading Playbook. Earlier this year I had the chance to partner with Big Universe for a special webinar and I’m excited they’re offering this resource to teachers – totally for free. This guide is full of step-by-step…

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WittyWe Educational Videos: Support and Supplement Classroom Instruction

Searching for “just right” educational videos for your classroom? The team at WittyWe created an online learning environment to inspires students to dive into a range of educational media. They designed a space for students to access video content connected to…

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New Keyboarding Practice Adventures Released from TypeTastic

This past spring I shared TypeTastic School Edition, a keyboarding tool for students. Well a couple of things happened since this post went live. Just a few weeks after I shared TypeTastic I had the chance to meet their team at ISTE in San Antonio. This passionate, energized group have released some updates this summer and I’m exited to share these new features with you. Just last week a teacher sent me an email looking for…

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5 Ways to Update Your Google Slides with Spark Post Designs

Looking to update your Google Slides decks or searching for a way to support student storytellers during their own presentations? You’ll want to check out Spark Post from the folks Adobe, a free, easy-to-use tool for teachers and students. If your school is using Google Classroom or you and your students love…

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Micro-Credential Opportunity for Educators: Bring Financial Literacy to Your Classroom

Have you heard of micro-credentials? I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for ways to energize professional learning. Micro-credentials are competency-based options districts across the country are exploring. The folks at Digital Promise are now offering 20 financial literacy micro-credentials to help teachers jump into a content to support their students. The topic of financial literacy is important for students of all ages, across subject areas – it’s fantastic to see what they’ve put together!

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Education Book Spotlight: Blended Learning in Action

This past year I started working with a fantastic school in New York who have introduced a blended learning model for their students. As we wrapped up the school year in June one of their teachers asked for recommendations for summer reading and I immediately named this book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green. If you haven’t checked it out, Blended Learning in Action is a terrific guide for…

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Independent Reading Course from LitLife: A How-To Guide for Educators

Regular readers of ClassTechTips.com know how much I love virtual professional development! From hosting webinars to developing online courses, I’m passionate about learning in a variety of formats. Well I’m really excited to announce a partnership between two organizations I’ve worked with over the past few years – and a special independent reading course you’ll want to…

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Frontier’s Customizable Digital Lessons with Multimedia Resources

Have you used digital lessons in your classroom? Frontier provides teachers with the framework and resources needed to plan engaging writing and reading lessons for Grades 3-8. If you’re teaching upper elementary of middles school this year you’ll want to take a look at Frontier’s customizable digital lessons with a variety of multimedia…

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3 Classroom Math Activities with Adobe Spark

How do your students share their learning in the math classroom? When it comes to movie-making, designing a website, or creating a social media graphic, we don’t often associate these activities with mathematics. But students of all ages can jump into open-ended creation tools to tell the story of their learning in any subject area.

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Professional Learning with Participate Chats

Have you taken part in a Twitter chat before? Twitter chats have totally changed the way I think about professional learning. From #satchat on the weekend to #ADEchat on a weeknight, these live chats with educators from across the world have been helped me connect with other teachers, learn from their experiences, and build a network of…

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