10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized this School Year

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on what’s really working for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about finding a system that works for you and picking apps or tools that you will actually use. There isn’t a tool that will work perfectly for everyone—you may love…

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4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome

Have you thought about creating ebooks on Chromebooks? Well I’m super excited to share the news you can now access Book Creator on the Chrome web browser! This means that one of my favorite iPad apps for students is now works on Chromebooks or any computer with a Chrome web browser. Book Creator is a […]

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5 Ways to Honor Student Curiosity with Adobe Spark Creation Tools

If we met at ISTE or ILA this year, you probably heard me use the phrase “tasks before apps.” This is the way I like to describe putting the learning first and choosing open-ended creation tools that meet the needs of all of your students. The free Spark creation tools from Adobe are three of […]

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ClassHub to Share Student Screens + Push Content to Students

Whew! The ISTE Conference in San Antonio this year was an absolute whirlwind! One of the highlights from my week in Texas was spending time with the awesome Squirrels team and fellow Alpha Squirrels. It was so much fun talking to fellow educators during my time in their booth and hearing lots of different classroom […]

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Giving Eyes to the Exit Slip: Spark Post Formative Assessment Strategies

This week I had the chance to share one of my favorite tips for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. Although one of my sessions was dedicated to introducing all three of the Adobe Spark tools, in my formative assessment sessions I highlighted Spark Post and special formative assessment strategies. We’re so used […]

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ABCmouse for Schools: Early Elementary Learning Activities for Students

Which tech resources are you using for PreK to 2nd grade? Quality digital resources for young learners can be hard to find, but ABCmouse for Schools has packaged over 8,500 learning activities across subjects for use in the classroom and at home. There have even been a handful of…

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New Kahoot! App + Special Kahoot! EdTrends Report

I am a huge fan of Kahoot! so I’m super excited to share some news about their new quizzing app and special report. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m passionate about checking for understanding with technology (aka #FormativeTech). Well Kahoot! is a tool I use all the time when…

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TypeTastic School Edition: Keyboarding Practice for Elementary Students

A few weeks ago I had a chance to connect with the folks at TypingMaster. They’ve developed a special keyboarding practice platform for elementary school-aged students. TypeTastic School Edition is an ad-free web-browser based tool for students. They focus on presenting keyboarding in a series of games…

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6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers. If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the […]

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JFK Centennial Leadership Lessons from Apple Education

Today marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The team at Apple Education has curated an amazing set of resources from the JFK Library and Museum that are perfect for classroom exploration. These leadership lessons are designed to help educators inspire students around the world to become leaders in their own community. JFK Centennial […]

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