Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App

Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students so I’m…

8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017

The new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future. This year I’ve been focusing on sharing ideas for teachers that help them get started with new technology tools. Although I think it’s still important to curate favorite apps and tools for other educators,…

How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

  Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app…

6 Reasons to Try PBIS Rewards in Your School

Have you heard of PBIS Rewards? This PBIS management system makes it quick and easy to continuously reward students for meeting behavior expectations. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It’s an initiative that many schools have adopted to provide a common framework for behavior across a school or district. PBIS Rewards was designed to make…

5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson…