Grammar Lessons, Videos and Activities from GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers a wide range of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities.  Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. Teachers can register on […]

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How-To Use News-O-Matic in the ELA Classroom

Finding high-quality, informational text can be challenge for English Language Arts teachers – especially if you want to hold your students’ attention. The team at News-O-Matic shares five new articles each weekday that introduce students to current events topics. These articles are perfect for elementary school classrooms. Not only is the content age appropriate, but […]

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19 Free Classic Books in the iBookstore

If you have an iOS device or work with students who have iPads in their hands, you’ll want to check out this list of totally free classic books! There’s no catch – classic books are part of the public domain and you can download them for free on your iPad or iPhone. The iBookstore is […]

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EdTech Book Spotlight: Innovate with iPad

I’m so excited to share the brand new book from fellow Apple Distinguished Educators Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. Karen was kind enough to share a copy of Innovate with iPad with me this summer. As a former one-to-one iPad teacher I know how it feels to open a cart of iPads and wonder what to do […]

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3 Reasons to Check Out Nearpod Essentials Interactive Lessons

If you’ve visited my site before you know that Nearpod is one of my favorite EdTech tools. When I travel to schools across the country I love sharing these interactive lessons with teachers. Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool that works on iPads, web browsers, Chromebooks, Android devices, you name it. Teachers can design their […]

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Walkabouts: Integrate Movement in Math, Language and Literacy

How active are your students during the school day? Walkabouts are simple-to-use, cost-effective online lessons that integrate movement into subjects like math, language and literacy. With Walkabouts by ActivEd, preK through 2nd grade students learn while moving. This online platform includes standards-based math and English Language Arts lessons. The Walkabouts active learning platform lets teachers… Go beyond brain […]

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5 Ways To Use Futaba To Spice Up Your Class

As regular readers of ClassTechTips know, I’m a big fan of Futaba Classroom Games. This innovative app by INKids Education lets teachers put into practice all the concepts they have been teaching, while the students play an engaging game with their peers. If you haven’t heard of Futaba Classroom Games, it turns your iPad into a table game for up to […]

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11 Free iBooks for K-12 Students

Do you love free apps? My last two years in the classroom were teaching with completely free iPad apps. I know the feeling when you find an amazing app that’s totally free! If you’re using iPads with your students you’ll love this list of free iBooks for K-12 students. This list includes interactive, multi-touch books […]

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Alphabet App: IDEOko Spin and Spot Safari

Tired of your standard ABC books? Spin and Spot Safari is a terrific alphabet app for early learners. Instead of swiping pages for a traditional ABC exploration, students spin the wheel and learn about animals from around the world. How could you use the Spin and Spot Safari alphabet app? This app is a great […]

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6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips

You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television […]

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