MarcoPolo Weather Exploration App

MarcoPolo Weather is a terrific app for helping students understand weather patterns and climate.  This beautifully illustrated, fun app will let children explore weather and learn about temperature, cloud cover, and precipitation. Students can control nine different weather conditions and access interactive mini-games.  MarcoPolo Weather can be used for whole class discussions on weather patterns, […]

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Healthy Adventure Game: Cardiovascular System on iPads

Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works. It provides lots of information […]

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Easy Science Experiments from DIY Nano HD

I’ve shared some great apps from The Lawrence Hall of Science (DIY Human Body, DIY Sun Science, Monster Heart Medic) and DIY Nano HD is another free app for iPads that you’ll love.  DIY Nano HD contains easy science experiments for teachers, students and families.  Using easy to find materials children can follow along with […]

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Fun with Circuits: Electronics for Kids

Fun with Circuits makes electronic circuits fun, simple, and accessible for children.  Designed for kids five and above, Fun with Circuits incorporates literacy skills into circuit exploration.  It combines storytelling and circuit building to engage young learners with foundational STEM skills.  Kids read a story, learn the key concepts, and make new circuits. Check out their Kickstarter page to learn […]

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Eduporium for School Tech Products

Eduporium is a reseller of technology products that are designed to build  21st century skills including creativity and systemic thinking.  Their site includes child-centered, project-based and STEM/STEAM education tools for teachers.  It organizes lots of resources that have been hand-picked and include academic discounts on many of their products. If you’re looking for ideas for service-learning activities, project-based […]

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17 Websites for the Social Studies Classroom

Here’s a recent presentation that I gave on web tools that can be used to teach social studies. It includes some wonderful websites for accessing multimedia and informational text. If you have a favorite missing from this list add a comment to this post or send a tweet to @ClassTechTips! Visit my Events page to […]

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BoardShare: The Instant Smart Wall

BoardShare is a completely portable device which turns any surface into an interactive whiteboard. Students and teachers can take notes on the virtual whiteboard with the ability to save, edit, print, and email these notes.  BoardShare gives you the ability to interact with and annotate any document, website, or software that is accessible from a laptop […]

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Shutterfly Photo Story for Classrooms

Shutterfly Photo Story is an awesome free app for iPads that is great for creating authentic learning experiences for students.  It lets students in all grade levels create customized self-published photo books that apply what they have learned in the classroom through a hands-on, project-based learning experience. 
Shutterfly Photo Story allows students to tell stories […]

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Cognitive Skills Assessment for PreK Students from Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an online curriculum for preschool through kindergarten aged children.  It includes activities in language and literacy, math, social studies and science, art, and music.  Mobile access makes it easy for children to view content on any device – whether they are at home or in the classroom. There is now a Cognitive […]

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Drawp for School Now on Chromebooks

This year I’ve shared Drawp for School, a wonderful workflow management app for iPads and Android tablets.  Now Chromebook users can use this classroom tool by downloading the Chromebook app directly from the Chrome Web Store.  Teachers can now use the same creation, workflow, and storage capabilities of the Drawp for School mobile app on student […]

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