10 Apps and Online Museum Resources for Students

Finding the time and resources for on-the-ground field trips can be a challenge.  You want to make sure you have all of the resources your students need anytime of the school year. Whether your students are visiting the museum, or you just want to find the very best resources for them to explore in your […]

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Tocomail Online Communication Tool for Kids

Tocomail provides fun and safe online communication for kids. Kids can use Tocomail to send messages to family members and friends, and it is great as classroom communication service. Since I first wrote about Tocomail, a lot of new options have been added. This includes single click audio and video messaging, texting, and updated interface. With […]

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Tiggly Words: An Interactive iPad Toy for Young Learners

I’m a huge fan of Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Math an interactive toy that can be used with special iPad apps to build foundational skills.  The folks behind this awesome product have just released Tiggly Words to help children master foundational literacy skills. Tiggly Words includes five colorful smart vowel toys that students can place on their iPad […]

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Webinar Recap: Use Gamification in Your Classroom

I recently hosted a webinar with Greg Toppo from USA Today, who wrote the book The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.  He discussed the power of gamification in the classroom and shared lots of terrific resources.  ….  ….d Greg spoke about the idea of “hard fun.” Gaming is often about challenging […]

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Storytelling With Wearable Technology

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! Wearable technology is incredibly exciting for educators and students of all ages. In the past few years, mobile devices have found an essential place in the classroom. If you’ve used smartphones and tablets as instructional tools, you […]

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Kinedu Baby Development App: Build a Foundation for Future Learning

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico about the power of educational technology.  While visiting the campus I met the folks behind Kinedu, an exciting baby development app that supports foundational learning.  Although ClassTechTips.com mainly focuses on PreK-12 educational technology I wanted to share this very […]

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Reading Rainbow eBook Library for Early Readers

Reading Rainbow has inspired young readers long before an iPad entered any classroom.  This powerful iPad app gives students access to hundreds books in a variety of genres.  Within the app are over 100 educational video field trips hosted by Reading Rainbow favorite LeVar Burton.  Students can listen to books read aloud to them or read independently […]

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FluentU for Language Learning

If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to incorporate authentic content and cultural immersion into your language learning lessons. As a web based tool with a companion iPhone app it makes learning […]

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS Free Resource Library

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources that I shared earlier this year.  PowerUp provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with […]

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Sphere 360 for Panoramic Picture Taking and Exploration

Technology helps teachers bring the world to their classroom.  This includes virtual field trips that are accessible through mobile devices.  Sphere 360 is a very cool app that lets users take panoramic pictures from their iPhone or iPad.  If you’re traveling on a school break and plan to bring pictures back to your students, this is an […]

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