12 Apps and Websites for Super Readers

Teacher? Parent? School leader? You’ll want to check out the amazing Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell (find it here). It’s full of strategies for cultivating a love of reading inside and outside of the classroom. This book contains lesson ideas, book lists and […]

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6 Annotation Apps for iPad Students

Annotation tools can help students during a close reading or research activity, or as they explain their thinking about a topic. The annotation apps on this list are perfect for a range of students. They can also be used across the content areas – it all depends on the activity you’ve designed for students. I […]

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Book Purchases = Discounted & Free Professional Development

A few week’s ago at ISTE I spoke to an educator who is using my new book Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom in a course she’s teaching this fall. I want to extend the offer I made to her… to you. If your school/district purchases 10-25 copies of my new […]

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Revolutionary Learning 2016: Alternate Reality Games Conference

Earlier this month I had the chance to talk to Dr. David Seelow and learn about a special event taking place in New York City later this summer. Revolutionary Learning 2016 is a conference focusing on game-based learning and game-based thinking. As the founding director of the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning at Excelsior College, […]

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6 EdTech Spotlights from Channel One News

For the past few years I’ve been a regular contributor to Channel One News. You may be familiar with their news programming designed for students. They reach kids in schools across the country with interesting, engaging and relevant news stories. I’ve had the chance to share some of my favorite edtech tools on Channel One […]

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iPad Cases: Bluetooth and Backlight ClamCases from Incipio

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to visit Austin for iPadpalooza. It was a fantastic event with so much learning and sharing. If you have the chance to visit Texas next year I highly recommend adding it to your calendar. During the event I met a few of the folks behind ClamCases. The team at […]

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9 Reading Response Apps and Websites

A reading response provides teachers with lots of information on student understanding and sets a purpose for reading. It helps students make connections to what they’ve already read or experiences in their own life. There are a variety of technology tools that gives students creative ways to respond to their reading. If you’ve visited ClassTechTips.com […]

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19 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers: Content, Assessment & Creation

Over the past few months I’ve had the chance to meet subscribers to my newsletter from across the country. At regional conferences like WyTECC and AzTEA and national conferences like ISTE it’s been so much fun to talk to teachers who receive my weekly newsletters and monthly giveaways!  … Last year I created 19 Tools for […]

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4 Stats Apps for Sports Lovers

Looking for real-life data to bring into your math classroom? Sports data is easily accessible thanks to searchable websites and simple to navigate mobile apps. You can bring sports statistics into your classroom with a handful of different stats apps. These apps have been created by a variety of sports organizations and are perfect for making […]

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Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill: Reading & Spelling App

Do you want to support your students as they’re learning their letter sounds and basic reading skills? Then you’ll want to check out Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill a reading and spelling app for students. Designed for students ages five to eight, Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill asks students to play a range of games. They’ll have to collect all […]

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