How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding

As a classroom teacher I worked in a magnet school in New York City. One of our goals as a magnet school was to “attract” new students and show off the great work happening in our building. This was early on in the days of Twitter and blogging for me – and the way schools […]

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Live Event: Ask Me Anything Let’s Chat About #TasksBeforeApps

So this just happened… I wrote a new book! Over the last few months I have been all across this country talking to teachers, administrators and students about the ways they are leveraging digital tools to elevate learning in the classroom. For some people technology is aiding in learning and for others it is distracting. […]

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Transform Independent Reading with MoxieReader Blended Literacy Program

MoxieReader is a blended literacy program for school and home that digitizes and personalizes independent reading. It features book scanning and tracking, leveled book recommendations, and motivation to read through personalized reading plans. Independent reading is an important part of a child’s day and this tool helps children…

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VECTARY a Free 3D Modeling Tool for Students

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love 3D printing. It gives students the opportunity to solve problems, think critically, and move through a design process that requires feedback. VECTARY lets students bring their designs to life. It is a free 3D modeling tool used by…

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Spark Page to Publish Google Docs: A Must-Try Combo!

This week I spoke at and event for New York educators about how to turn students into creators with Google Apps and Google-friendly tools. We discussed the power of giving students an audience for their work and strategies for supporting students during the process. Part of our session included tips for collaboration and planning on Google Docs before shifting our focus on how to take the work out of a closed ecosystem and…

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4 Reasons to Check out Participate Collections

Over the past few years I’ve worked with the folks at Participate to review apps and websites and create collections with favorite resources. The Collections tool from Participate is perfect for keeping track of documents, websites and apps you love to use when teaching a particular topic. I’ve used Participate Collections to organize resources around […]

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10 Tips for Creating a Class Website with Spark Page

Looking for a new way to share information with families? You can create a class website using the free, easy-to-use Spark Page. Perfect for teachers on Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and iPhones, this simple website creation tool is a fantastic choice for creating a classroom website. You might decide to…

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5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities with Buncee

Whether you’ve already started your first day of school or you’re just starting to set up your classroom for the new year, the back-to-school season is an exciting time for all. The fresh year ahead is full of possibilities for fun, engaging learning experiences and personal growth (for you and your students). Before it starts in full force, it’s key to start…

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7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home

Looking for resources to share with families? There are lots of great apps and websites for reading at home during out of school hours. You may have heard of the phrase digital divide which first referred to the idea some people have plenty of access to technology and a wireless network where others did not. […]

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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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