5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos

One of my most popular posts last year was a list of tools teachers and students can use to create how-to videos. It’s been lots of fun to see which ones teachers are most excited about and I often get a chance to lead hands-on workshops taking teachers through these tools in person. There are plenty […]

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Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year

Finding the best way to showcase and celebrate student work can be a challenge. Digital portfolios gives students the power to curate, create, share and showcase their work. Last week I had the chance to spend time with the awesome team at bulb during the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. Not only was it so much […]

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5 Books to Inspire Digital Reading Responses

Are your students responding to reading with digital tools? Last year I published two posts that featured some favorite apps and websites that give students a way to respond to reading. The first post 9 Reading Response Apps and Websites highlighted a handful of favorite tools for reading responses. The second post 5 Tips for Using Book Creator […]

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WriteLab’s Chrome Extension for more than Spelling and Grammar

Are you using Chromebooks or laptops this school year? The folks at WriteLab have just released a free Chrome extension for spelling and grammar. Now teachers and students can clean and clarify their writing everywhere on the web. The Chromebook extension provides spelling and grammar feedback as you write emails and get ready to post on […]

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3 Ways to Dazzle with Buncee Animation!

Looking for ways to spice up a presentation in the classroom? Searching for ways to engage students in creating fun, engaging content? Buncee is a fun and creative presentation tool that engages students in the 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Content and Critical-Thinking). The team at Buncee has done an fantastic job with developing lots of ways to “Make Learning […]

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Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App

Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students so I’m […]

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Kiddom’s New iOS App: Plan, Assess and Analyze Learning On the Go

This past year I had the chance to see Kiddom in action. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you know how I’m passionate about educational technology tools that support meaningful formative assessment. Kiddom has designed an iOS app for both teachers and students. Educators can now use Kiddom to plan, assess and analyze data […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik

Ready for a new podcast? This year I’ve shared a handful of fantastic education podcasts. Podcasts have become an everyday part of my life as an educator. Whether I’m driving to visit a school, waiting for an airplane to take off, or folding laundry, my iPhone is by my side playing the latest episode from […]

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5 Independent Reading Apps and Websites (with a Bookmarking Tip!)

Do your students have access to quality, digital texts? Students with digital devices in their hands should know where to go to access digital texts. There are many websites and apps where students can go to find high-interest, leveled content to read. I love tools that let students skim and search for short passages of […]

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New Ways Teachers are Using Soundtrap Collaborative Music & Podcast Tool

Have you tried this yet? A few months ago I watched a live demo of Soundtrap. This collaborative music and podcast tool is being used by teachers and students around the world. Soundtrap is a web-browser and tablet friendly tool for education that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students of all ages. […]

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