Scan and Learn with the Socratic Homework App

 You know that I’m crazy about #ScannableTech and here is a fantastic example of it in action. The folks at Socratic.org have just released a new homework app that makes it easier to for kids to get the help they need. With Socratic’s app, students snap a photo of questions on their homework assignments… and Socratic automatically gives links […]

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Interactive 3D Content from Lifeliqe: 1,000 Augmented Reality Models

Have you used virtual reality in your classroom? Well if you’re ready to take it to the next level you’ll want to check out the interactive 3D content from Lifeliqe. Teachers can use augmented reality with Lifeliqe – every single one of their 1,000 models has an AR view, where you can either capture the model in the environment, or […]

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6 Must-Have Creation Tools for the BYOD Classroom

Providing opportunities for students to make and create is essential in 21st-century classrooms. Children of all ages should experience the joy of seeing their work shared and celebrated. Classrooms with access to a variety of different tools have plenty of tech tool options. Are you a BYOD classroom? BYOD (bring your own device) is the term for […]

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6 Reasons to Use Custom Logo Cases in Schools

Earlier this year I shared Custom Logo Cases which lets schools design their own cases for tablets. This company lets schools and districts use their school colors and logos to make custom iPad cases and tablet cases. There are lots of reasons why having a customized tablet case is something your school may want to consider. […]

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mysimpleshow: Create your own explainer video for free!

Easy and free tools can transform teaching and learning in your classroom – that’s why I’m super excited about mysimpleshow. This new video tool is web-based and teachers and students can use it to make their own animated explainer video. It’s perfect for creating explainer videos that show students how to complete a task, or […]

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How-To Use News-O-Matic in the ELA Classroom

Finding high-quality, informational text can be challenge for English Language Arts teachers – especially if you want to hold your students’ attention. The team at News-O-Matic shares five new articles each weekday that introduce students to current events topics. These articles are perfect for elementary school classrooms. Not only is the content age appropriate, but […]

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19 Free Classic Books in the iBookstore

If you have an iOS device or work with students who have iPads in their hands, you’ll want to check out this list of totally free classic books! There’s no catch – classic books are part of the public domain and you can download them for free on your iPad or iPhone. The iBookstore is […]

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EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

I’m so excited to share the brand new book from fellow Apple Distinguished Educators Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads and wonder what to do […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out Nearpod Essentials Interactive Lessons

If you’ve visited my site before you know that Nearpod is one of my favorite EdTech tools. When I travel to schools across the country I love sharing these interactive lessons with teachers. Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool that works on iPads, web browsers, Chromebooks, Android devices, you name it. Teachers can design their […]

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Drawp for School’s New Resource Marketplace for K-12 Teachers

Have you seen Drawp for School? It’s a popular classroom workflow management app I’ve featured a handful of times on ClassTechTips. Their team has launched a new website with an original Drawp Resource Marketplace to give teachers easy-to-access resources for their classrooms. It’s a collaborative platform that allows teachers to browse original content including lesson plans, worksheets and graphics. Teachers can […]

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