EDpuzzle K-12 Educational Videos for Students

This week I had the chance to connect with the awesome team behind EDpuzzle. If you haven’t heard of them before, EDpuzzle is resource for teachers and school with over 50,000 curated educational videos for students. With content to use with kindergarteners to high school students, there plenty to choose from across…

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Animated Video Lessons from Study.com Teacher’s Edition

The Study.com Teacher’s Edition is a new way to engage your students inside and outside the classroom. They provide teachers with access to animated video lessons to share with students as well as a virtual classroom to help manage resources. Teachers can use this virtual space to stay organized with assignments, gradebooks, lesson plans and…

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5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities with Buncee

Whether you’ve already started your first day of school or you’re just starting to set up your classroom for the new year, the back-to-school season is an exciting time for all. The fresh year ahead is full of possibilities for fun, engaging learning experiences and personal growth (for you and your students). Before it starts in full force, it’s key to start…

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7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home

Looking for resources to share with families? There are lots of great apps and websites for reading at home during out of school hours. You may have heard of the phrase digital divide which first referred to the idea some people have plenty of access to technology and a wireless network where others did not. […]

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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized this School Year

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on what’s really working for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about finding a system that works for you and picking apps or tools that you will actually use. There isn’t a tool that will work perfectly for everyone—you may love…

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web browser! This means that one of my favorite iPad apps for students is now works on Chromebooks or any computer with a Chrome web browser. Book Creator is a […]

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3 Tips for Classroom Discussion Backchannels with BrainPOP

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love using digital tools to check for understanding (aka #FormativeTech). This past year I shared a super popular post all about using an online discussion space during read alouds – read it here. This type of backchannel in the classroom is perfect for […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out MakerBot’s 3D Printing Guide for Educators

This past year I’ve been thinking a lot of the 3D printing in education. Having tried out MakerBot’s Replicator+ my wheels were definitely spinning. In earlier posts I chronicled a bit of this journey, from searching for items to print on Thingiverse to creating my own designs in Tinkercad. I was really surprised just how easy it was to jump into the world of…

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Qball Throwable Wireless Microphone for Classrooms

Have you heard of the Qball? I had the chance to try out an early version of the Qball a few years ago and it’s exciting to see how far this teaching and learning tool has come in such a short amount of time. The Qball was designed to support learners of all ages while addressing needs of…

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9 Back-To-School Ideas for Adobe Spark in the Classroom

Have you tried out the awesome Adobe Spark tools? I love apps and websites that empower students as creators and I’ve shared lots of ideas on my site for how to turn students into movie-makers, website creators and designers using these totally free tools. One of my favorite phrases to use is tasks before apps […]

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