Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool designed for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert […]

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6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Tomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and scalable ways to create engaging learning experiences in the digital world. I shared stories from my time as a one-to-one iPad classroom teacher and my work with teachers across the country […]

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5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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3 Tips to Use Bloomz Student Portfolios for Formative Assessment

I’m so excited about all the ways teachers can use the Bloomz app to communicate important information to families. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love using technology tools to gather and organize formative assessment data. The Student Portfolios option in Bloomz lets teachers share the moments students demonstrate their […]

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Women’s History Month Video Playlist from YouTube

Video clips can help students access information and thanks to online platforms like YouTube it’s easier than every to find multimedia to share in your classroom. Although YouTube has an overwhelming amount of videos to search through, organizations will often create channels or playlists to help users find the perfect set of video clips. There is […]

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5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. When used purposefully, digital tools can provide a window into student thinking, making it easier to figure out who needs extra help or who is ready for something new. Although there are lots of great tech tools […]

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360 Video Spotlight: CNN Virtual Reality Videos

CNN Virtual Reality videos are here! Users of all ages can now access 360 degree video to explore different places, spaces and special events. From heading inside of London’s Big Ben to standing on the edge of an aircraft carrier, students can view 360 video on a laptop, tablet or headset to explore the world. […]

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Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in the past and today I focused on how students and teachers of all ages can create movies on a Chromebook! Have you used the totally free, BYOD-friendly Spark Video? Spark […]

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Newly Redesigned Kiddom 2.0 – Centralized Platform to Monitor Student Performance

How do you monitor student performance and make a plan for future instruction? I’m so excited to share the newly redesigned Kiddom platform which has just been released to the public! Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site including their free blended learning guide for educators. It’s so exciting to see how this platform has […]

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The Power of Video in Learning: 30hands Video Creation Tool

Earlier this year I featured 30hands Storyteller a video creation tool students can use inside and outside of the classroom. Educators across the country use 30hands Storyteller as both an instructional tool to share information with students and as a creation tool to empower students. As viewers of videos students can watch a tutorial or […]

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