Support English Language Learners with Scannable Technology

Scannable technology provides opportunities for students to quickly and easily interact with a variety of content. In a differentiated classroom, children should have access to resources and support materials that will push them toward success. This could be a tool to help them make meaning of the content being taught in a lesson, or it […]

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Monster Math for iPads in the Classroom

Monster Math is an engaging, adaptive game for students learning math facts.  With this app children will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as they follow the adventure narrative of the two cartoon characters.  Inspired by the Number Munchers game from decades past, this iPad app has high quality graphics and animation. If you’re looking for resources on math […]

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Drawp for School Thanksgiving Teacher Promo

Drawp for School is a fantastic app for creation, collaboration and workflow.  I recently shared Drawp with teachers during a school visit in Tennessee and you may have seen my post on how it can be used for managing workflow. They are offering $15 off a one year unlimited subscription from November 24th to November 30th. All […]

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MyBackpack for Early Learning on iPads

MyBackpack is a new iPad app that let’s students access Waterford Early Learning software from an iPad.  With this app children ages four and younger can can sing and read along with interactive nursery rhymes.  Older students can read, listen and sing along with 16 traditional tales books and 35 reading, math and science songs.  Kids can practice and […]

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Literacy Apps for Stations: Games, Videos & More

Literacy apps for stations are a great use for just a handful of iPads in a classroom. Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads. Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices, you can create stations for students of all […]

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How To Connect Teacher Tutorials to QR Codes

Scannable technology can be a powerful way for teachers to put content in the hands of their students.  This includes how to connect teacher tutorials to QR Codes. I’ve talked about how easy it is to make QR codes talk with audio clips and how to make a picture pop up on your screen as […]

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Top Techy Gifts for Teachers This Year

As the year draws to a close, it’s that time of year to pick out a gift for your favorite teacher. From simple and sweet to thoughtful and elaborate, there are plenty of techy choices to add to your list. We’ve compiled a list of our own that you can use to meet your budget […]

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News-O-Matic is Now Bilingual

News-O-Matic is an app I absolutely love!  It is fantastic for placing current events in the hands of your students and makes reading the news an engaging and exciting experience for children.  News-O-Matic provides daily news stories for students and now they offer each one of their five articles in both English and Spanish every […]

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Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!)

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology!  I’ve had the opportunity this past year to work with LitWorld as they’ve developed iPad literacy programing for children and families.  One super fun set of posters we’re using this fall let’s students scan a poster to access a video of a […]

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MONKEYmount for iPad Classrooms

Classrooms looking to use their iPad as a document camera will absolutely love MONKEYmount 280 by GORILLAdigital.  MONKEYmount turns your iPad (or any tablet) into a document camera that works in both portrait and landscape mode.  It lets teachers make a 360° pivot and 360° rotation.  The MONKEYmount also has a vertical adjustment arm and can be attached […]

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