Kinedu Baby Development App: Build a Foundation for Future Learning

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico about the power of educational technology.  While visiting the campus I met the folks behind Kinedu, an exciting baby development app that supports foundational learning.  Although ClassTechTips.com mainly focuses on PreK-12 educational technology I wanted to share this very […]

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Reading Rainbow eBook Library for Early Readers

Reading Rainbow has inspired young readers long before an iPad entered any classroom.  This powerful iPad app gives students access to hundreds books in a variety of genres.  Within the app are over 100 educational video field trips hosted by Reading Rainbow favorite LeVar Burton.  Students can listen to books read aloud to them or read independently […]

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FluentU for Language Learning

If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a language with music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. It’s a fast and effective way to incorporate authentic content and cultural immersion into your language learning lessons. As a web based tool with a companion iPhone app it makes learning […]

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PowerUp WHAT WORKS Free Resource Library

PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources that I shared earlier this year.  PowerUp provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with […]

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Sphere 360 for Panoramic Picture Taking and Exploration

Technology helps teachers bring the world to their classroom.  This includes virtual field trips that are accessible through mobile devices.  Sphere 360 is a very cool app that lets users take panoramic pictures from their iPhone or iPad.  If you’re traveling on a school break and plan to bring pictures back to your students, this is an […]

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9 EduApps for Animal Lovers

Educational apps can include games that engage students with content and resources that provide information on a topic.  These nine iPad apps are perfect for animal lovers of all ages.  Watch meerkats on a live video feed, learn about endangered species, and play games that feature favorite animals! Virry (animal cam) ClassifyIt (animal exploration) Animal […]

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Todo Math for the Classroom: FREE Trial Offer

Todo Math is a fantastic iPad app that supports Common Core Math instruction.  It includes exercises and activities to help students master pre-Kindergarten through second grade math skills.  This iPad app has bright and colorful features that will grab the attention of young learners and support them as they work to master math content. …… […]

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MadLibs: Two Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills

  Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge.  MadLibs is not a new product, however their iPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students. Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity, MadLibs asks students to plug in different parts of […]

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History Channel Apps for Multiple Mobile Devices (from Android to Apple Watch!)

The History Channel is a great resource for multimedia to share with students.  In addition to their website they have a handful of of mobile apps designed for users with access to multiple types of devices.  It’s a terrific option for classrooms with different types of tablets.  You might even share this list with students […]

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Translate Websites into Different Languages for Parents and Students

Google Translate is an amazing website that lets users translate text into another language.  With a simple copy and paste you can take a message in one language and translate it to another.  Although this tool isn’t always perfect it’s a great online resource for teachers looking to communicated effectively with families and students. In addition […]

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