EduGame Spotlight: SpellMania Word Game for Students

For a fun way to practice spelling and push students with word games check out SpellMania.  This free iPad app asks children to locate words on a grid.  Players swipe their finger across the screen as they locate different words. A super cool feature is the ability to tap on any word to access a […]

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Spring Events, Special Offers and Freebies

2014 is off to a great start! Take a minute to learn about some exciting events, special offers and freebies from Class Tech Tips: Join me in April for an Online Professional Development series that will take place over the course of four weeks!  Early bird rate available until March 29th A limited number of […]

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Math Formula App: MathsRulz Quick Reference

  A fantastic resource for students of all ages, MathsRulz gives kids quick access to formulas.  This completely free math formula app includes definitions and examples for area, perimeter and more.  This is a great study resource for students using an iOS device as a resource. The MathsRulz math formula app includes plenty of examples […]

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23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

A great way to capture the attention of your students is to introducethese virtual tools.  If they are bored with traditional flashcards, post-its or math manipulatives try out one of the virtual tools on our list: MyScript Calculator (calculator) Coordinate Grid for iPads (graph paper) Reading a Ruler on iPads (ruler) Base 10 Blocks (math […]

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Use Easy Annotate with PDFs

For teachers and students looking to mark up a text on their iPad, Easy Annotate is worth checking out.  This iPad app lets users look at two PDF documents at once for side by side viewing, editing and linking.  Easy Annotate gives you the power to highlight, mark, underline, cross-out, draw, and add notes to […]

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TocoMail for Class Email

If you are looking for a way to help children connect safely with classmates, friends and family, TocoMail is worth checking out.  Originally designed for families to use, this app is starting to make its way into classrooms.  It provides a closed network that a teacher is able to monitor.  Kids can learn about digital […]

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Scholastic Book Wizard: Scan Books for More Info

With this awesome app, teachers can scan and search books to access tons of information.  Scholastic Book Wizard lets you scan the barcode or type in the title of a text to find out the Lexile level and guided reading level of a book. Scholastic Book Wizard works on iPhone and iPads making it a […]

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PBS on iPads: View Video Content on Your Tablet

Use the PBS iPad app to find multimedia for your classroom! This easy-to-use app is perfect for videos and short clips. You can search, view and share the multimedia you find with students. There are lots of great resources for teachers looking to stream video content (here’s my long list) and another to add to […]

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No More Grading Thanks to ScribeSense

Teachers looking to quickly grade papers will be blown away by ScribeSense.  Not only will this service input the answers to multiple choice test questions but it has the ability to grade handwritten answers so short answer quizzes can be scored just as easily.  ScribeSense also provides tools to backup student data, track the performance […]

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Vocabulary Notebook

UPDATE: This app is no longer available – 7/26/2015 If you’re looking for a device neutral tool for helping students study vocabulary check out Vocabulary Notebook.  Accessible through their web platform, iOS app, and Android app, Vocabulary Notebook helps kids study new words at home and in school.  Students can add words that they are learning […]

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