10 FREE Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

This year I’ve had the chance to team up with the awesome folks at Book Creator! This app is one I use with educators all across the country. When I visit schools to talk to teachers about reaching all of their students, creating dynamic learning experiences, and connecting students to authentic audiences, I love sharing […]

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How-To Use GarageBand in the Reading Classroom

GarageBand isn’t just an app for music teachers! One of my favorite parts of diving into the Apple Teacher program is my new found love of Garageband. This Mac and iOS program is so powerful and has plenty of uses in the classroom. GarageBand is digital recording tool that lets students capture their voice with […]

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6 Reasons to Use WriteReader with K-5 Student Authors

Earlier this year I shared WriteReader – a fantastic web-based platform that works through your Chrome browser. WriteReader is an English Language Arts and ELL early literacy designed for K-5 student authors. With WriteReader children can become student authors by creating their own books while learning how to read and write. The phonics supports built into this tool is […]

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WriteReader K-5 Early Literacy Tool for Authoring Books

WriteReader is an ELA and ELL early literacy tool that focuses on supporting elementary school students. With WriteReader kids can author books while learning how to read and write thanks to the phonics support built into this tool — designed to support early literacy development. The idea behind WriteReader is to give kids the opportunity to learn through creation and through their […]

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Wokabulary Vocabulary Flashcards for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I love tools that sync across devices and are totally customizable for teachers and students! Wokabulary is a terrific study tool with giving students access to vocabulary flashcards on iPhone, iPad and Mac. With Wokabulary users enter their own words or import a word list from a CSV file. This makes it perfect for learners taking a language course […]

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News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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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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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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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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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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