VocabularySpellingCity: Vocabulary Instruction to Help Reading Comprehension

Have you heard of VocabularySpelling City? This vocabulary instruction tool is designed to help boost reading comprehension for students. The team behind VocabularySpelling City designed this tool to break the “test on Friday, new words on Monday” vocabulary instruction cycle and increase vocabulary retention with multimodal exposures to words over time…

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National Fire Prevention Week and NFPA Educational Resources

Did you know? October is Fire Prevention Month and next week marks the beginning of Fire Prevention Week (October 8th – 14th). As you prepare to incorporate Fire Prevention Week and Month into your classroom, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has lots of resources including a brand new app and lots more…

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Because Learning! Hands-on STEM Program with Kits, Curriculum & Teacher Guides

A few weeks ago I had the chance to chat with the team behind Because Learning! Media. They provide a hands-on STEM program for teachers and parents that includes standards-mapped curriculum, teacher guides, hands-on kits, and curated units. I love STEM resources for education that include a simple set up to get started and plenty of support materials so you can jump…

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Clark Data-Driven Tutoring Platform: Virtual Assistant for Tutors

If you are managing tutoring during or after school hours, the folks at Clark have developed the first data-driven tutoring platform to acts like a virtual assistant for tutors. Clark officially launched last month with both an iOS app and web portal. Their goal is to make it easier for educators to build…

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Unio Interactive Lesson and Formative Assessment Tool

Last month I had the opportunity to connect with the team behind Unio, part of an award-winning education technology company based in the UK.If you haven’t heard of Unio before, it’s an interactive lesson delivery and formative assessment tool launched earlier this year. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m a big believer in the power of leveraging the power of…

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Inspiring Readers and Writers with Virtual Reality: Point of View Activity

Last week I spent time in North Carolina working with teachers who were preparing for an upcoming reading and writing unit. One of the main areas of focus for this particular ELA unit was point of view. From how characters in literature perceive a situation to the way writers express their own point of view, we discussed a handful of strategies for helping students tackle this area of focus for the upcoming unit. As our discussion moved to thinking about how digital tools could elevate and energize…

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Otus Student Performance Platform: LMS, Assessment + Data Warehouse

Early on in my time teaching in a one-to-one iPad classroom, I connected with the folks at Otus. This passionate, energized company jumped right into the EdTech space to support educators implementing one-to-one technology and using a mix of devices in their classrooms. The team at Otus…

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Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom

I am so excited to announce the publication of my new book for ASCD! It’s titled, Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom! This book has been in the works for quite some time and was inspired by the phrase I share with educators during school visits, workshops, conferences and keynotes around the […]

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Ignite Reading Playbook + Cosmic Readers Program from Big Universe

Interested in reading challenges for your classroom? The team at Big Universe is giving educators free access to their Ignite Reading Playbook. Earlier this year I had the chance to partner with Big Universe for a special webinar and I’m excited they’re offering this resource to teachers – totally for free. This guide is full of step-by-step…

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WittyWe Educational Videos: Support and Supplement Classroom Instruction

Searching for “just right” educational videos for your classroom? The team at WittyWe created an online learning environment to inspires students to dive into a range of educational media. They designed a space for students to access video content connected to…

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