AirServer Tablet Mirroring: Collaboration, Interaction & Participation

AirServer is a fantastic mirroring tool that is perfect for tech-friendly classrooms.  Similar to an Apple TV, AirServer lets users mirror the screen of their mobile device on a computer.  That means when a computer is hooked up to a projector, everyone can see the screen of the mirrored mobile device.  AirServer uses a wireless connection […]

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Cashtivity: An Online Platform for the PBL Classroom

In a project-based learning (or PBL) environment students explore a topic by solving a problem.  Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, a free online platform that can help students run their own business.  It provides kids with the tools they need to brainstorm and make decisions about running a business while working in teams.  Students […]

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Personalized Digital Learning with Istation Math

  Istation Math uses game-like formative assessments and an adaptive online curriculum to address the needs of individual students.  This digital learning platform can screen students in your class to identify the areas where they need extra help.  Through interactive lessons with guided and independent practice, students can work to master foundational math skills.  Using Istation’s Indicators […]

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New from ClassDojo: Class Story for Family Communication

ClassDojo is popular classroom tool that can help motivate students and keep track of behavior.  Parents can stay in the loop with ClassDojo Messaging which lets families see their child’s progress anytime and anywhere.  Class Story is a new addition to ClassDojo that makes it even easier to share the story of your day.  Teachers can […]

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TenMarks Math Platform: Individualized Online Support for Students

TenMarks is a powerful platform that helps teachers individualize math instruction for their elementary and middle school students.  It saves educators time preparing lessons, reinforces concepts to improve student outcomes, differentiates based on student need, and keeps kids engaged and motivated. TenMarks Math and TenMarks Teach supports teachers as they work to meet the learning needs of every […]

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SimplyCircle: A Free App to Simplify Teacher-Parent Communication

SimplyCircle offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to communicate with parents. Teachers can send updates, create events and tasks, request volunteer signups, and share documents and photos with the entire classroom. They can message individual parents privately to let them know about their child’s progress. Teachers can also give parents the option to […]

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Creative Writing Prompts App for iOS: Ideas, Notebook and More

There are a handful of apps that help students brainstorm and collect their writing.  You can find some of my favorites here.  The Creative Writing Prompts app is another iOS app that can help students gather ideas and start writing.  This app combines prompts with a space to write and even lets users set up reminders to […]

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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street’s iOS App

The folks at Sesame Street have a handful of mobile apps for early learners.  Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is a simple yet powerful app that helps students with problem solving using this research-based strategy.  Students work through the steps on the screen to solve everyday problems. In addition to the interface designed for children, […]

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Exploring Character Perspectives: An iPad Lesson Idea

Using iPads during your literacy block can help students engage with text and content on a new level.  There is no one app that is going to teach them how to be amazing readers, but there are plenty of apps that can support the tasks that you create for students.  One of my favorite activities […]

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15 Mobile Apps for Classroom Management

Check out the slide deck from my SimpleK12 webinar on must-have mobile apps for classroom management. I know you’ll find plenty of favorites to bring back to your classroom. From totally simple to dynamic, there are apps to totally transform the way you manage your classroom. View the presentation! Check out my Events calendar or email monica@classtechtips.com […]

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