Shutterfly’s Photo Story in the Classroom App

Shutterfly has a fantastic app called Photo Story that engages and motivates students while promoting student achievement.  It helps facilitate learning and lets students demonstrate their creativity.  Students can easily document their projects and publish their stories with text, photos, audio clips and Doodles in a digital book.  Teachers and families can even order hardcover or paperback copies of…

Win a QR Notebook with Lesson Plan Downloads

I’ll be giving away a brand new Multimedia Enhanced QR Code Journal when you download lesson plans from my Syllabuy store! Here’s how it works: 1. Visit my Syllabuy store and download as many lessons as you like 2. Forward your receipt to ClassTechTips@gmail.com 3. For every lesson you download you’ll get a virtual raffle ticket…

ScratchJr for Young Coders: Free iPad App

There are tons of wonderful coding apps and here is another you’ll want to check if you work with younger students.  ScratchJr is designed for 5-7 year old children and combines foundational programming skills with storytelling for young coders. ScratchJr is a colorful, kid-friendly app that sets the stage for more complex computer science skills.  You…

November News and Special Message!

November is here!  The temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and a lot is happening at ClassTechTips.com! A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for my SXSWedu panel.  We were picked to present “From Scannable to Wearable” in Austin this March and I truly appreciated all of your votes, tweets and support.…

Showbie for iPad Workflow Management: Easily Share Student Work

I’ve shared a list of some great iPad workflow solutions and Showbie is another one you should check out! Showbie lets teacher share files with their students and makes it easy for children to submit their work.  The kid-friendly user interface is perfect for K-12 students.  It’s a great tool for keeping your classroom organized whether you’re in a…

Thinglink for Interactive Images: Amazing Creation Tool

I love tools that turn your tablet into a content creation tool.  Thinglink is a fantastic example of an app that lets users become creators.  With this app teachers and students can layer information on top of any image that they like – making interactive images.  They might find a primary source document and add questions…

Chronicle for Conference Notes

Chronicle is a powerful conferring app for Reading and Writing Workshop. With the ability to easily associate and share pictures, videos, and audio recording with any individual or group note, Chronicle is also effective for communication and data documentation in any subject.  Designed for the iPad, this app gives teachers space to stay organized and…