Sketchbook Express for iPad Drawing

Sketchbook Express is a powerful iPad creation tool with free content for users.  The Sketchbook Express app for iPad is a terrific choice for student creators no matter what subject you’re teaching.  With lots of standard drawing features like the ability to choose different lines and colors it has tons of options for students taking notes or making simple drawings. […]

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Learn Spanish on iPads with MindSnacks App

Mindsnacks has a fantastic vocabulary app that I often recommend for teaching children tier three words.  If your students are looking to expand their Spanish vocabulary you may want to check out Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks.  Teachers and students looking to learn Spanish on iPads will love this app. Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks is a powerful app […]

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High-Quality Articles from the Wilson Center

High school students and educators interested in world events will appreciate the high-quality content available in The Wilson Center‘s app.  It contains articles on a wide range of global issues including education, human rights, and technology.  If your students are doing research on a current events topic or you’re just looking to dig into a news […]

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LearnZillion for Common Core Math and ELA Videos & Lessons

I’ve shared some of my favorite online resources this month (TED-Ed, Newsela, Met Museum, Readworks) and LearnZillion is another that is perfect for Math and English Language Arts teachers.  Whether you’re looking to teach to the Common Core State Standards or simply want quality material to share with your students, LearnZillion has plenty to choose from. You […]

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Interactive Informational Text

Many television shows and museum exhibitions have companion apps that bring content to your fingertips.  Walking With Dinosaurs: Inside Their World from BBC Earth is a fantastic app with tons of high quality content.  Students can read articles about how fossils are formed or learn about dinosaur extinction before checking out encyclopedia style entries. Each […]

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Knowmia Teach Pro: iPad Lesson Creation Tool

If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro.  This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen.  In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia […]

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TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed. This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re […]

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Explore the Underground Railroad on iPads

National Geographic has tons of fantastic apps and The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom is a great choice for upper elementary and middle school students.  This interactive app introduces children to the Underground Railroad by placing them in first person experiences.  They’ll have to make decisions on how to proceed from on step to the next while they […]

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Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.  This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level.  Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided […]

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ClassTechTips.com’s Beta Testing Program

I hear from innovative EdTech companies all the time who are looking for locations to test out their new product. If you are a classroom teacher who likes to bring new tools to your students, I’d love to connect you with brand new apps and learning platforms! Fill out the form below and I’ll contact […]

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