Co-Create Multi-media Notebooks with bindrs

If you are looking to create multi-media notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs.  This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook.  It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. […]

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KONG cart Bundle: A Digital Media Solution

The KONG cart Bundle is a very cool option for classrooms looking to take classroom technology to the next level.  It’s an integrated heads-up digital media solution for the classroom that gives schools an option to replace costly ceiling mounted projectors. Featuring the Casio XJ-M146 Laser LED lampless projector, a 30W Anchor Audio speaker with optional wireless […]

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Online Writing Course for High School Students

A new writing course for students and educators is now available online. Writing Whatever has been called “the missing writing course” for high schools because it bridges that gap between narrative writing in the middle grades and the expository writing of the upper grades. Using a unique, copyrighted numbering system, Writing Whatever shows students exactly […]

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Engaging Social Studies Lessons with Drawp

I’ve shared some of the reasons I love Drawp for School and this includes how easily it can be incorporated across the subject areas.  Social studies teachers love using Drawp as a way to inspire students to create multimedia bundles.  Not only do Drawp creations help students build an understanding of particular subjects and concepts, […]

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All-in-One App from ClassDojo: Connects Teachers, Parents, and Students

ClassDojo has been featured on my site a handful of times the past few years because I think it is a truly transformative tool for educators.  They’ve released a brand new update that takes all of its fantastic features to the next level. The new app is available on both iOS and Android devices and […]

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URL Shorteners for Quick Website Sharing

I spend a lot of time sharing the benefits of scannable technology with teachers.  QR codes and augmented reality triggers make it easy for students, teachers, and school visitors to find a web resource by using a scanning app on their device.  Another option for quick website sharing is a URL shortener like goo.gl or […]

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Theme Poems on Your Tablet: Create & Share

Theme Poems is another terrific app available for iPads and Android tablets from the International Reading Association.  Elementary school students can choose from a variety of themes and create a poem that takes a shape related to a specific topic. It’s a great tool to use in small groups or stations when exploring poetry with […]

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Prodigy – The Free, Common Core Math Game

Game-based learning is a topic we have covered numerous times on ClassTechTips. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! One program that is doing a fantastic job of gamifying common core math is Prodigy. Prodigy is a completely free, adaptive math game that integrates common-core math (grades […]

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ProjectWriter for Collaborative Classroom Assignments

ProjectWriter is a new web tool that lets teachers design projects step-by-step.  Users start off by naming their project and adding assignments for students to complete, such as answering a question by submitting a piece of writing.  As soon as they complete the task you can view their work and offer feedback.  Students can then review […]

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8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The start of a new year is a great time to think back and reflect about what really worked for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there is no one-size-fits-all. […]

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