Storytelling with Virtual Reality: Filming for Google Cardboard at Unarthodox

This year I’ve shared a couple reasons why I’m excited about virtual reality including new lessons from Nearpod and the special app from the New York Times. Earlier this month I had the chance to visit the folks at Unarthodox a space in New York City with programming designed to use non-traditional art methods to encourage self-expression in […]

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Become a Tech Ninja: FREE Day of Online PD

Join me on Saturday April 9th for a special day of totally free webinars! The team at SimpleK12 is hosting a full day of professional development — with 6 special sessions. You can join them all or log in for your favorite topic. See the list of topics! Not sure if you can make it […]

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Stack the States 2: Geography Game for iPads

If you’re looking for a new way to get students excited about geography, Stack the States 2 is worth checking out. This geography game for iPads and iPhones is an updated version of the earlier app you may already be familiar with. Stack the States 2 has interactive maps, 3D visuals and tons of questions […]

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Growth Mindset “With Math I Can” Initiative & Resources

As a former classroom teacher I know how easy it is for kids to feel frustrated when they come across a tough math problem. Supporting students as they work through rigorous, multi-step math problems is essential for helping kids stay motivated and prepared for the real world. The team at Amazon and partners from the education […]

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Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets

If you missed my recent presentation “Go Paperless with Tech Tools for Chromebooks and Tablets” you can view it here! I shared some of favorite tools for teachers and students using Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Window tablets and Amazon tablets. These are perfect for one-to-one classrooms and schools using a mix devices. If you […]

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myBlee Math iPad App is FREE for ClassTechTips.com Readers!

myBlee Math is an engaging, iPad app for elementary students that gives kids access to over a 1,000 lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards. It creates a personalized curriculum to help students address areas in math where they need extra practice. Parents and teachers can access information on student progress and kids can receive […]

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Use Ving with Google Classroom to Organize & Tailor Instruction

Ving is a cloud-based engagement platform that is now integrated with Google Classroom. It helps teachers better organize assignments and tailor customized instruction to meet students’ different needs. Ving makes it easier for educators to give children — particularly those with special needs or at high risk — the appropriate tools to understand and complete step-by-step assignments. […]

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PicsArt Free Photo Editing, Collage & Drawing App

PicsArt is a free photo editing, collage and drawing app. In addition to being a creative hub where artists can collaborate and create together, it is a valuable tool for the classroom.  PicsArt is helping students and teachers enhance learning by making it simple, easy and fun to express their creativity. Whether it’s adding graphics to a slide […]

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Parent-Teacher Conference Organization Tool From ClassTag

You may have heard of ClassTag the cloud-based app that helps teachers engage parents in their classroom community. ClassTag has just launched a completely free parent-teacher conference organization tool for teachers. With this app teachers can set up parent-teacher conferences in minutes with a simple, one-page application. To schedule conferences, teachers indicate when they are available, provide the […]

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Venn Diagram Tool for Mobile Apps & Web Browsers

Venn Diagram is a completely free web browser based creation tool with a companion mobile app for iPads and Android tablets. With Venn Diagram students can organize their thinking and add information to their screen. This interactive tool works well on an interactive whiteboards and Chromebooks. The companion mobile app is a great option for […]

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