18 Useful Apps for 1-to-1 iPad Classrooms

If you are starting this school year in a one-to-one iPad classroom you might be wondering how to stay organized and use your devices effectively.  Instead of loading each iPad with a hundred apps, choose 10-12 quality content consumption and creation tools for your students.  Here are a list of some of my favorite apps […]

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Chalkup Promotes Student Engagement

Earlier this year I wrote about Chalkup, a learning platform that can help teachers manage student work and keep their classes on track.  One important feature I’d like to highlight is how Chalkup can promote student engagement.  Educators who use this tool can keep students on task while engaging them as they explore course content. […]

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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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ClassTechTips.com’s Beta Testing Program

I hear from innovative EdTech companies all the time who are looking for locations to test out their new product. If you are a classroom teacher who likes to bring new tools to your students, I’d love to connect you with brand new apps and learning platforms! Fill out the form below and I’ll contact […]

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Canva Poster Making Tool: Web & iPad App

Canva is a poster making tool that I absolutely love.  It’s free, easy to use, and a great tool for teachers and students. I’ve tried out a ton of apps for creating picture perfect posters.  Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator April Requard recommended that I try out Canva and it’s been a game changer!  As you […]

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Book&Table: Redefining the Tutor

Book&Table is a new web application that allows parents and students to book a professional tutor for in-person lessons. They use a set of lessons customized to fit student learning needs consisting of in-person meeting times with a tutor, as well as assignments to keep children on track towards their learning goals. They have tutors in New York City and […]

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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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Getty Images on iPads: Database App with Photos

Getty Images is a fantastic app for accessing photographs on a wide range of subjects.  You can type in keywords to search a database of more than 60 million pictures. It’s easy to use and full of great content. Whether you are looking for an image to spark a discussion in your classroom, inspire students as a writing prompt, or […]

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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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My Channel One News Blog Posts

This past year I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to Channel One News’ blog.  I’ve shared some of my favorite EdTech trends, technology tools and iPad apps.  Here’s a list of some of my posts for their site – you can see a full list of my guest blog posts by clicking here.

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