360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube

There are lots of ways to incorporate video into the classroom. From capturing students’ attention as you kick off a lesson, to providing context for a new learning experience, teachers use videos in lots of different ways. Whether you are looking for a clip to send home to students via Google Classroom or want to […]

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6 Ways Educating Parents Helps You Educate Kids

Family engagement tools can help parents stay informed and up-to-date with important information. A structured parent communication plan lets teachers share useful resources with the parents of their students. Bloomz is a fantastic tool teachers are using in schools across the country. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Teachers and […]

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Showcase Student Work with bulb a Must-Have Digital Portfolio Tool

How do you celebrate and showcase student work? Technology tools make it easier than ever to set a purpose for learning in your classroom. Digital portfolios connect students to real audiences and give them a space to showcase their work from any subject area across multiple school years. Whether your students are wrapping up a […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: White House Virtual Field Trip

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how excited I am about virtual reality in education. It’s been so much fun to see this space grow by leaps and bounds over the past few months. I recently came across a 360 video that provides a narrated tour of the White House. Instantly glued to […]

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3 Ways to Dazzle with Buncee Animation!

Looking for ways to spice up a presentation in the classroom? Searching for ways to engage students in creating fun, engaging content? Buncee is a fun and creative presentation tool that engages students in the 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Content and Critical-Thinking). The team at Buncee has done an fantastic job with developing lots of ways to “Make Learning […]

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11 Websites and Apps for Social Studies Reading Passages

How are you making connections between your English Language Arts instruction and the work happening in social studies? Incorporating social studies reading passages into your instruction can help you address learning goals in both subject areas. If you are teaching a lesson about the American Revolution you might share a short selection of informational text […]

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Virtual Reality Education Spotlight: Parks Explorer Classroom Field Trip

This past year I’ve been pretty excited about the potential for virtual reality in education. This weekend I visited Austin, Texas to meet with fellow Nearpod Pionears who are also pumped about how virtual reality can be used in the classroom. Although I’ve already shared some of my favorite virtual reality lessons (here’s the Nearpod […]

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Literacy Apps for Families: 4 iPad Tools from My Toddlers Apps

My Toddlers Apps are a collection of four apps focused on literacy growth outside of the classroom. The team at My Toddlers Apps developed these iPad apps to support families looking to help their children grow as readers. With these literacy apps for families, parents can record their voice to help their children learn new words. […]

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Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App

Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students so I’m […]

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Kiddom’s New iOS App: Plan, Assess and Analyze Learning On the Go

This past year I had the chance to see Kiddom in action. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you know how I’m passionate about educational technology tools that support meaningful formative assessment. Kiddom has designed an iOS app for both teachers and students. Educators can now use Kiddom to plan, assess and analyze data […]

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