Online Reading Community: Bookopolis.com for Social Readers

Bookopolis.com is a kid-friendly social network, book discovery tool and online reading community.  It gives students an opportunity to safely connect with friends to share their favorite books.  This site helps children locate new books that fit their interests through personalized and peer based recommendations.  Designed for students in second through sixth grade, Bookopolis is completely […]

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Kibbtz.com for Student Behavior Data

Kibbtz.com gives teachers the power to manage their classroom in a fun and easy way.  This platform automatically collects the data educators need to support students.  Created by a former teacher, Kibbitz allows teachers and school administrators to make behavioral support decisions based on data. It keeps track of data on student behavior – both positive and […]

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Promote Collaboration with Drawp for School

The iPad is so much more than a content consumption device and Drawp for School is perfect for collaborative learning environments.  It’s a creaive tool that is easy-to-use and contains tons of great features for the classroom.  Students can work together and easily swipe across their screen to share their creations with their peers.  Drawp […]

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Vocabulary and Spelling Practice on Tablets and Web Browsers

VocabularySpellingCity is a game-based website and app used to build literacy skills with vocabulary and spelling for K-12. Students can use it to practice spelling and vocabulary words using one of more than 30 games and activities. In the classroom, teachers can automate grading of tests and differentiated instruction. You can create assignments for students, […]

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NoteLedge for Teachers and Students!

NoteLedge is a terrific app that will come in handy for both teachers and students.  It lets users take notes on their iPad that includes video and audio recordings.  You can even record audio of a lecture as you are typing notes on your screen.  It has a varitey of options for notetaking including drawing pictures […]

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Completely FREE Management App for 1:1 iPad Classrooms

Otus is a terrific management tool for teachers in one-to-one classrooms who want an easy way to keep track of student work, provide opportunities for collaboration, and so much more.  I’ve had the opportunity to share Otus with my readers and webinar attendees and want to highlight one of the fantastic aspects of this powerful […]

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My Edutopia Blog Posts

It has been a privilege to share my favorite resources and ideas for using instructional technology in the classroom on Edutopia.  ClassTechTips.com contains concise posts that give teachers a quick take on a new piece of technology so they can decide if they want to explore it further.  Edutopia has given me a platform to […]

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Canva Poster Making Tool: Website & iPad App for Posters

Canva is a poster making tool that I absolutely love.  It’s free, easy to use, and a great tool for teachers and students. With this app and website users of any age can create beautiful posters. There are templates to help you gets started or you can use this poster tool as a completely blank […]

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13 Apps & Sites to Find Informational Text

Informational text is an important feature of teaching students about the natural and social world and a key element of Common Core in today’s classrooms. Informational text varies from general non-fiction because of a few features—most notably that the information is structured in a way that helps students learn. For teachers looking to learn more […]

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Online Resource: DocsTeach from the National Archives

Primary source documents are essential pieces of the history puzzle to include in your social studies instruction.  I’ve shared some great iPad apps for accessing primary sources but there are a few websites that contain quality content that can be easily shared with your students. DocsTeach has a fantastic website (in addition to their iOS and […]

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