Increase Student Participation with Two Terrific Name Selector Apps

There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!).  Two of my favorites iLEAP Pick A Student and Random Name Selector makes sure that you call on every student in your class.  Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps […]

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MyScript Calculator with Handwriting Recognition to Solve Problems

There are lots of apps that can “wow” a crowd and MyScript Calculator is definitely one of them.  Write an equation (simple or complex) onto your screen and the app will use handwriting recognition software to solve the problem.  This fantastic free app can be used by students to check their work, especially order of operations.  If you’ve tried this […]

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Weather Safety Apps from the American Red Cross

Earlier this year I shared a First Aid app from the American Red Cross that is full of useful information and completely free. The American Red Cross also has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these […]

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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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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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OpenEd.io for Common Core Educational Resources

OpenEd.io is the world’s largest K-12 educational resource library and contains over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans.  Teachers can access content that is aligned to every Common Core Math, Language Arts, Literacy and Next Generation Science standard. It lets users easily find and assign resources from OpenEd’s pre-built lesson plans (lists […]

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Mobile Parent Communication (with Students) from Tocomail

With Tocomail teachers can effectively create a walled garden class communication environment as they manage and monitor student communication.  Tocomail is also a great option for communication outside of classroom.  The families of your students can practice digital literacy skills at home by setting up parent accounts.  Parents can manage their child’s account and communicate digitally […]

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