10 Totally Terrific Current Events Resources

I love using current events with students as a high interest informational text.  There are tons of video and print news stories that can be accessed from terrific websites and iPad apps.  Here are a few of my favorites, add your picks in the comments section below! News-O-Matic Scholastic News Newsela Smithsonian Tween Tribune The Wilson Center […]

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Top Techy Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! As 2014 draws to a close, it’s that time of year to pick out a gift for your favorite teacher. From simple and sweet to thoughtful and elaborate, there are plenty of techy choices to add to […]

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News-O-Matic is Now Bilingual

News-O-Matic is an app I absolutely love!  It is fantastic for placing current events in the hands of your students and makes reading the news an engaging and exciting experience for children.  News-O-Matic provides daily news stories for students and now they offer each one of their five articles in both English and Spanish every […]

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Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!)

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology!  I’ve had the opportunity this past year to work with LitWorld as they’ve developed iPad literacy programing for children and families.  One super fun set of posters we’re using this fall let’s students scan a poster to access a video of a […]

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NPR Apps for Audio Informational Text and Multimedia

There are lots of great apps for gathering information about current events and finding stories that are of high interest to your students.  NPR apps are easy to navigate website and high quality iPad app that makes it easy to find articles and interviews. In addition to accessing print content that you might find in other […]

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MONKEYmount for iPad Classrooms

Classrooms looking to use their iPad as a document camera will absolutely love MONKEYmount 280 by GORILLAdigital.  MONKEYmount turns your iPad (or any tablet) into a document camera that works in both portrait and landscape mode.  It lets teachers make a 360° pivot and 360° rotation.  The MONKEYmount also has a vertical adjustment arm and can be attached […]

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USA Today for Mobile Devices: Current Events Resource

There are lots of options for finding news stories for your students.  If you are looking to connect them to informational text try searching for your favorite newspaper in the App Store.  USA Today is one example of a print newspaper that has a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Students can access articles […]

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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads

Presentation tools are an important part of any educator’s tool set. With an iPad thrown into the mix, there are a lot of options with different benefits to them. Picking just one presentation app to use can be a challenge in your classroom. Presentation tool apps need to fill needs for easily running presentations but […]

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Multiply and Divide with Lumio Farm Factor App

Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division.  Straight forward and easy to use, this iPad app is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations. Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the screen and earning points […]

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Rosetta Stone Kids Reading App

New this month to the Apple App Store Rosetta Stone Kids Reading app is designed for youngsters getting started with reading.  It’s a colorful app that includes plenty of activities to help children build their foundational reading skills.  Students create their own profiles so more than one child can log on to the same device. Rosetta Stone Kids […]

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