App Update: Easy Annotate

Earlier this year I shared a fantastic app for working with PDF documents, Easy Annotate.  This powerful tool is perfect for teachers and students who want to mark up a text, add notes, and edit their work.  More than just a PDF viewer, Easy Annotate lets users interact with a document and make it their […]

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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

There are tons of fantastic websites for teachers and here’s a list of 11 that I absolutely love.  You’ll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites.  Click on each link to learn more about each one! There are lots of websites for teachers out there and it can be difficult to […]

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High-Quality Articles from the Wilson Center

High school students and educators interested in world events will appreciate the high-quality content available in The Wilson Center‘s app.  It contains articles on a wide range of global issues including education, human rights, and technology.  If your students are doing research on a current events topic or you’re just looking to dig into a news […]

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Knowmia Teach Pro: iPad Lesson Creation Tool

If you are interested in creating video lessons using your iPad you’ll definitely want to check out Knowmia Teach Pro.  This powerful tool lets users make their own recordings using a virtual whiteboard to annotate images, draw pictures and add text to the screen.  In addition to capturing everything you write on the screen, Knowmia […]

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TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources

TED Talks are great for using inside or outside of the classroom but if you’re looking for video clips that are targeted to students, you’ll definitely want to check out TED-Ed. This website is full of resources for teachers including videos, extension activities and comprehension questions.  With animated creations on a variety of subjects you’re […]

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Access Reading Passages and Lessons on Readworks

There are a few places teachers can go to find high quality reading passages for their students and Readworks.org should definitely be on your list.  This website offers a wide range of lesson plans, comprehension units, and reading passages organized by skill and Lexile level.  Whether you’re looking for a fiction passage for a guided […]

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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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Newsela for Leveled Nonfiction Articles: Alter Lexile Levels in Short Passages

Current events articles are a great choice for informational text.  Students can learn all about news stories and practice reading skills at the same time.  If you have a class full of students reading at different levels you’ll definitely want to check out Newsela. This fantastic site contains brand new articles everyday.  The best part is that […]

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Access The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection from Your Web Browser

I’ve shared tons of resources to bring museums to your students’ fingertips (AMNH, MOMA) and here is another to add to the list.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art has given the public access to almost 400,000 items in their collection!  Some of the artwork and artifacts are currently on display while others in this online […]

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Create with iBooks Author: Powerful Education Tool

I am a huge fan of iBooks Author!  It is a fantastic tool for teachers looking to create content for their students.  I’ve used it to make customized textbooks for a fifth grade Social Studies unit on Canada and Science unit on Sustainability.  iBooks Author can also be used to share student work to turn […]

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