MONKEYmount for iPad Classrooms

Classrooms looking to use their iPad as a document camera will absolutely love MONKEYmount 280 by GORILLAdigital.  MONKEYmount turns your iPad (or any tablet) into a document camera that works in both portrait and landscape mode.  It lets teachers make a 360° pivot and 360° rotation.  The MONKEYmount also has a vertical adjustment arm and can be attached […]

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USA Today for Mobile Devices: Current Events Resource

There are lots of options for finding news stories for your students.  If you are looking to connect them to informational text try searching for your favorite newspaper in the App Store.  USA Today is one example of a print newspaper that has a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Students can access articles […]

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads

Presentation tools are an important part of any educator’s tool set. With an iPad thrown into the mix, there are a lot of options with different benefits to them. Picking just one presentation app to use can be a challenge in your classroom. Presentation tool apps need to fill needs for easily running presentations but […]

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Multiply and Divide with Lumio Farm Factor App

Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division.  Straight forward and easy to use, this iPad app is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations. Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the screen and earning points […]

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Rosetta Stone Kids Reading App

New this month to the Apple App Store Rosetta Stone Kids Reading app is designed for youngsters getting started with reading.  It’s a colorful app that includes plenty of activities to help children build their foundational reading skills.  Students create their own profiles so more than one child can log on to the same device. Rosetta Stone Kids […]

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Easy Workflow with Drawp for School

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love Drawp for School and this includes how easy it makes workflow in an iPad classroom.  With Drawp students can swipe across their screen to turn in work or share with others.  They can easily send their creations to teachers, other students in their class or even […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine: Fantastic Creation App

I’m often asked by teachers to share my favorite apps for maker spaces.  There are tons of great coding apps for iPads and creation tools for movie makers. GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine falls into the second category.  It teaches students foundational animation skills and lets them create their own mini movies.  This app might […]

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