ChoreMonster for Classroom Cleanup

Designed for families looking to keep their home tidy, the ChoreMonster app for iPads can also be used for classroom cleanup.  It awards points and rewards children for completing different tasks.  If you are looking to motivate younger students after center time or keep track of students performing jobs in your classroom, ChoreMonster is sure […]

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Drawp for School Thanksgiving Teacher Promo

Drawp for School is a fantastic app for creation, collaboration and workflow.  I recently shared Drawp with teachers during a school visit in Tennessee and you may have seen my post on how it can be used for managing workflow. They are offering $15 off a one year unlimited subscription from November 24th to November 30th. All […]

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ClassDojo’s New Privacy Policy

I‘ve shared some of the reasons that I love ClassDojo and their Messenger app.  It’s a terrific behavior management program that can be adapted for any classroom.  In addition to offering lots of ways to customize data collection, it gives teachers an opportunity to build communication with parents and help students stay on track. ….. […]

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Built-in Reading Assessments from News-O-Matic

Informational text is so important in the elementary school classroom.  Students should have opportunities to read high quality, interesting articles, and News-O-Matic lets them do this straight from their tablet.  In addition to providing access for students, News-O-Matic gives teachers easy options for assessing student reading comprehension.   Every article on News-O-Matic includes multiple choice questions aligned […]

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Connecting Teacher Tutorials to QR Codes

Scannable technology can be a powerful way for teachers to put content in the hands of their students.  I’ve talked about how easy it is to make QR codes talk with audio clips and how to make a picture pop up on your screen as soon as you scan a QR code.  Another option is […]

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Bigsaw Designer – Puzzle Maker for iPads

Bigsaw Designer is a picture puzzle maker for iPads that lets users create their own interactive games.  Students and teachers can snap pictures with their iPad, use a picture saved in Photos, or select a picture they have found online.  Once you’ve created your puzzles you don’t have to worry about being connected to the […]

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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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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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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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