10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized this School Year

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on what’s really working for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about finding a system that works for you and picking apps or tools that you will actually use. There isn’t a tool that will work perfectly for everyone—you may love…

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web browser! This means that one of my favorite iPad apps for students is now works on Chromebooks or any computer with a Chrome web browser. Book Creator is a […]

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3 Tips for Classroom Discussion Backchannels with BrainPOP

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love using digital tools to check for understanding (aka #FormativeTech). This past year I shared a super popular post all about using an online discussion space during read alouds – read it here. This type of backchannel in the classroom is perfect for […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out MakerBot’s 3D Printing Guide for Educators

This past year I’ve been thinking a lot of the 3D printing in education. Having tried out MakerBot’s Replicator+ my wheels were definitely spinning. In earlier posts I chronicled a bit of this journey, from searching for items to print on Thingiverse to creating my own designs in Tinkercad. I was really surprised just how easy it was to jump into the world of…

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Qball Throwable Wireless Microphone for Classrooms

Have you heard of the Qball? I had the chance to try out an early version of the Qball a few years ago and it’s exciting to see how far this teaching and learning tool has come in such a short amount of time. The Qball was designed to support learners of all ages while addressing needs of…

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9 Back-To-School Ideas for Adobe Spark in the Classroom

Have you tried out the awesome Adobe Spark tools? I love apps and websites that empower students as creators and I’ve shared lots of ideas on my site for how to turn students into movie-makers, website creators and designers using these totally free tools. One of my favorite phrases to use is tasks before apps […]

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Sown To Grow: Student Goal Setting + Reflection Platform

The folks at Sown To Grow reached out the me this summer to share their new student goal setting and reflection platform. I love the idea of giving students a space to take ownership and reflect on their learning. With Sown To Grow students set learning goals, track their own progress, and write reflections on the strategies that work best for them. Teachers can…

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Fall Webinar Series from PresenceLearning: Interventions That Really Work

Making plans for your Fall professional development? The folks at PresenceLearning are kicking off their totally free Fall 2017 SPED Ahead webinar series Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work. The first webinar in the series is Building Academic and S/E/B Progress for All Students…

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StudySync New Podcast Series + Unit Creator Tool for Teachers

The folks at StudySync have just released two new tools worth exploring. The new Unit Creator tool lets teachers create their own unique, specialized units from scratch. They’ve also launched a new podcast feature designed to explore students’ views on 21st century learning and help…

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3D Printing in Education Resources from Makers Empire 3D

Looking for support with 3D printing in your classroom? Makers Empire 3D has lots of 3D printing education resources for teachers. If you’re a K-8 educator getting started with 3D printing you’ll want to check out Makers Empire 3D. They’ve worked with thousands of teachers and students across the world to make 3D printing meaningful in classrooms…

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