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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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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Curious World: Early Learning Games, Videos & Books

The folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have an iPad app full of learning games for youngsters. It includes access to  educational books games, and videos. Curious World was created for kids aged two to seven and is perfect for kids inside and outside of the classroom. What will you find in Curious World? There are hundreds of learning games including books and videos with […]

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12 Apps and Websites for Super Readers

Teacher? Parent? School leader? You’ll want to check out the amazing Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible by Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell (find it here). It’s full of strategies for cultivating a love of reading inside and outside of the classroom. This book contains lesson ideas, book lists and […]

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6 Annotation Apps for iPad Students

Annotation tools can help students during a close reading or research activity, or as they explain their thinking about a topic. The annotation apps on this list are perfect for a range of students. They can also be used across the content areas – it all depends on the activity you’ve designed for students. I […]

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9 Reading Response Apps and Websites

A reading response provides teachers with lots of information on student understanding and sets a purpose for reading. It helps students make connections to what they’ve already read or experiences in their own life. There are a variety of technology tools that gives students creative ways to respond to their reading. If you’ve visited ClassTechTips.com […]

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Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill: Reading & Spelling App

Do you want to support your students as they’re learning their letter sounds and basic reading skills? Then you’ll want to check out Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill a reading and spelling app for students. Designed for students ages five to eight, Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill asks students to play a range of games. They’ll have to collect all […]

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5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories. Last May I shared the fantastic creation tool Adobe Spark. I’m a huge fan of […]

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5 Nearpod Tips and Tricks for this School Year

There are so many reasons I love the interactive tool Nearpod. As a classroom teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod to create interactive presentations for fifth graders. As a professional development facilitator Nearpod is still one of my favorite technology tools. It provides real time information on how well students understand a lesson […]

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7 Tech Tools to Capture Stories: Creation Apps & Websites

A few weeks ago I heard the amazing Katie Cunningham discuss the power of storytelling – check out her new book here. She shared some of the ways you can support student storytellers and it got me thinking… how can we use technology tools to capture stories? I’ve put together a list of my favorite […]

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