Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit

Thinking Kit is a quick and simple way for teachers and students to create their own activities for iPads. It comes in two parts – the creator, which can be used on any browser on any device, and the free iPad app (which is how tasks get downloaded onto iPads). Check out the video below to […]

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9 Writer’s Workshop Apps and Websites

Are you teaching writer’s workshop or looking for resources for your ELA classroom? Integrating technology tools into writing is important for so many reasons. Technology tools can energize your writer’s workshop and prepare students for the digital world. From interactive concept maps to online publishing tools, there are a handful of fantastic websites and mobile […]

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7 3D Printing Lessons for Teachers

This year I’ve had the chance to try out a Makerbot 3D printer. I’ve shared some of my thoughts on the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here) and even how you can print your very own virtual reality headset with a 3D printer (read that post here). Teachers and students are using 3D printers in […]

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22 Connected Educator Books for Teachers: Ideas and Inspiration for Teaching

Wow, talk about a reading list! The team at Corwin Press developed the Connected Educator books are a series of 22 texts designed to help teachers make the most of the digital world. These short, powerful texts bring together a range of voices from heavy hitters in the space of education. Published over the course […]

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7 Favorite Nearpod Virtual Reality Lessons

Looking to bring virtual reality to your classroom? Nearpod’s virtual reality lessons provide students with fantastic ways to experience learning material. I’m a big fan of Nearpod and have shared some of the reasons I love this tool in past posts (like this one). As a one-to-one classroom teacher I used Nearpod with my students in […]

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10 Top Posts of 2016! EdTech Lesson Ideas & Favorites

Can you believe it? With 2016 coming to a close I’m excited to share 10 of the top posts on ClassTechTips.com this year! This year I’ve shared so many favorites. From EdTech lesson ideas to new tools there is so much to explore. In the list below you’ll find a range of posts that cover […]

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8 How-To Tips to Energize Your Classroom with EdTech in 2017

The new year is a natural time for us to reflect on our current practices and make plans for the future. This year I’ve been focusing on sharing ideas for teachers that help them get started with new technology tools. Although I think it’s still important to curate favorite apps and tools for other educators, […]

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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 Build an Evidence-Based Argument in Six Simple Steps

If you’re like me, you know that one of the most important things a teacher can do is to train students in how to analyze problems and effectively propose solutions or demonstrate understanding. It’s a complex task, but one that lends itself to lifelong expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving for the students who can […]

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4 Special Features of Ormiboard’s Lesson Building Tools

At the beginning of the school year I had the chance to see Ormiboard in action. This interactive lesson building tool gives educators the power to create their own awesome lessons for students. Ormiboard even lets teachers take lessons they’ve already made and convert it into an interactive experience for students. There are a lot of reasons Ormiboard is an awesome lesson building tool […]

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