Transform Independent Reading with MoxieReader Blended Literacy Program

MoxieReader is a blended literacy program for school and home that digitizes and personalizes independent reading. It features book scanning and tracking, leveled book recommendations, and motivation to read through personalized reading plans. Independent reading is an important part of a child’s day and this tool helps children…

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mysimpleshow Educational Video Creator for Teachers and Students

Are you and your students creating videos this year? The team at mysimpleshow has a fantastic educational video creator that is perfect for students (and teachers) to use to create explainer videos. Whether you use this as a presentation tool for students or create your own videos to explain a concept, it’s a user-friendly teaching tool for…

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Education Book Spotlight: Learning Transformed by Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray

You may have caught my Facebook Live update a few weeks ago where I shared a few of the books I’ve spent time with this summer. One of the favorites from my summer reading list is Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today (ASCD, 2017). Co-authored by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray, two powerhouses in the field, this book is a must read for anyone working in schools…

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4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundles from Utopia 360

Earlier this summer I connected with the folks at Utopia 360 who told me about their new augmented reality and virtual reality education resources. I’m a big fan of AR and VR since there are so many meaningful ways to integrate this technology into the classroom. When connected to your curriculum goals, AR and VR can bring…

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VECTARY a Free 3D Modeling Tool for Students

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love 3D printing. It gives students the opportunity to solve problems, think critically, and move through a design process that requires feedback. VECTARY lets students bring their designs to life. It is a free 3D modeling tool used by…

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Spark Page to Publish Google Docs: A Must-Try Combo!

This week I spoke at and event for New York educators about how to turn students into creators with Google Apps and Google-friendly tools. We discussed the power of giving students an audience for their work and strategies for supporting students during the process. Part of our session included tips for collaboration and planning on Google Docs before shifting our focus on how to take the work out of a closed ecosystem and…

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TeacherKit Classroom Management Tool for Attendance, Reporting and More!

This summer I had the chance to connect with the TeacherKit team to learn more about their classroom management tool. I used this app when I was in the classroom and it’s exciting to see the new features! If you haven’t used TeacherKit before it’s a classroom management app available for iOS devices and has over one million users worldwide…

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Free Webinar: Student Engagement Tips + Strategies for K-12 Readers

This September, I’m excited to lead a new webinar on student engagement on behalf of the folks at Big Universe. It’s titled Student Engagement: Tips + Strategies for K-12 Readers and will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. The start of a new school year provides a great opportunity to share new techniques and strategies for student engagement with…

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4 Reasons to Check out Participate Collections

Over the past few years I’ve worked with the folks at Participate to review apps and websites and create collections with favorite resources. The Collections tool from Participate is perfect for keeping track of documents, websites and apps you love to use when teaching a particular topic. I’ve used Participate Collections to organize resources around […]

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Online Math Tutoring with Zeal Learning

Last year Zeal learning served over 40,000 students with their online math tutoring service. Zeal’s tutoring platform enables you to get live math tutoring for your students, grades K-8, on common core objectives, in your classroom. I connected with the folks at Zeal this summer and their approach is definitely unique – live math educators interacting with…

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