Giving Eyes to the Exit Slip: Spark Post Formative Assessment Strategies

This week I had the chance to share one of my favorite tips for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. Although one of my sessions was dedicated to introducing all three of the Adobe Spark tools, in my formative assessment sessions I highlighted Spark Post and special formative assessment strategies. We’re so used […]

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ABCmouse for Schools: Early Elementary Learning Activities for Students

Which tech resources are you using for PreK to 2nd grade? Quality digital resources for young learners can be hard to find, but ABCmouse for Schools has packaged over 8,500 learning activities across subjects for use in the classroom and at home. There have even been a handful of…

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New Kahoot! App + Special Kahoot! EdTrends Report

I am a huge fan of Kahoot! so I’m super excited to share some news about their new quizzing app and special report. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m passionate about checking for understanding with technology (aka #FormativeTech). Well Kahoot! is a tool I use all the time when…

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Reading Horizons Orton-Gillingham Software + Teacher Resources

Searching for resources to support readers? The folks at Reading Horizons have created software and teacher resources to support your reading instruction. Their goal is to make learning how to read simple and enjoyable for beginning and struggling readers through…

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ClassHub to Manage + Monitor Student Devices: Live at ISTE!

I’m so excited to share ClassHub from the fantastic folks at Squirrels – and a very special opportunity for educators at ISTE! As a Squirrels Ambassador (aka Alpha Squirrel), I’ve been a fan of their awesome tools for a while and used them in my classroom as a fifth grade teacher. They now have a […]

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Lightspeed Instructional Audio + Video Solutions for Schools

Lightspeed is a learning company that has created a handful of fantastic instructional audio and video solutions for classrooms. Their mission is to unlock student access to learning opportunities and give teachers meaningful insights into moment-by-moment learning. You may have…

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TypeTastic School Edition: Keyboarding Practice for Elementary Students

A few weeks ago I had a chance to connect with the folks at TypingMaster. They’ve developed a special keyboarding practice platform for elementary school-aged students. TypeTastic School Edition is an ad-free web-browser based tool for students. They focus on presenting keyboarding in a series of games…

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Ready to Run PD from Nearpod: Engaging Professional Development Resources

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m a huge fan of Nearpod. It’s an engaging, interactive tool that can be used to check for understanding during a lesson, promote discussion and collaboration and connect students and teachers with high-quality resources. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to connect with the Nearpod […]

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Online Volunteering Opportunities from simpleshow foundation

Have you heard of mysimpleshow? Last year I shared their very cool explainer video tool and I’m super excited to tell you about the new online volunteering opportunities from the simpleshow foundation. Their team has launched online volunteer opportunities to help…

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Zap Zap Math Game for Elementary Students on iOS + Android

Looking for a math game for elementary students? Zap Zap Math is a mathematics app for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Designed to help students master math concepts, Zap Zap Math has a handful of games for students to play. This app covers lots of elementary math concepts to support…

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