How To Introduce Genetics to Students with an App

When it comes to exploring the building blocks of life, the folks at Avokiddo have an excellent mobile app. It can help you introduce genetics to students through play. If the idea of teaching genetics, or introducing students to the foundations of genetics isn’t on your list of topics this school year, you’re still in […]

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Robotics Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

What does robotics look like in your school? In South Carolina, the Department of Education is in the midst of a pilot program that is reshaping the way you might envision robotics used in schools. This robotics curriculum is helping students develop skills around social and emotional understanding, communication and self-regulation, and more! At TCEA […]

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Easy EdTech Podcast – Launching March 5, 2019

I am so excited to share a special announcement with you! The Easy EdTech Podcast’s launch date is set — March 5, 2019. For those of you who have followed along since the launch of ClassTechTips.com in 2012, you know how much I love sharing strategies to make the most of digital tools in your […]

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Strategies to Differentiate for Students with Diverse Needs

How do you differentiate instruction for students with diverse needs? As a classroom teacher, I worked with students with a range of needs and interests. Although the curriculum and standards provide guidance for the school year, finding “just right” resources was always a challenge. Even though a search on Google might turn up a few […]

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A PreK EdTech Platform to Support Early Literacy

One of my favorite parts of an EdTech conference is meeting the folks behind the tools that are changing the way we think about technology in education. At TCEA in San Antonio this year, I spent some time with the team at Waterford.org, including the president and CEO of Waterford, Benjamin Heuston, Ph.D. Waterford has […]

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Gaggle’s Student Safety Management Solution for Schools

What does staying safe online look like in your school? Finding the best way to support students during the school year goes beyond safety in the physical spaces they inhabit each day. Although this is clearly part of the equation in making sure all students are safe in school, there is an essential online component […]

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Reading Fluency Assessment for Elementary Students

Digital tools give educators new ways to obtain a more complete picture of students’ early literacy and reading fluency. From kindergarten, through the elementary grades, online platforms can help teachers gather information on students and design an action plan to support their growth. I’m excited to share an online reading fluency assessment designed specifically for […]

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Learn How To Create a Positive Math Culture

What does it look like to create a warm and inviting classroom culture? The answers to this question may vary when talking to elementary, middle and high school teachers. Building a classroom culture full of hope and possibility is essential in all subject areas. But when students enter a classroom where the subject matter is […]

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Writing Assessment Prep and Practice from Writable

Making sure that students have everything they need before state exams is definitely stressful. As a classroom teacher, I remember just how hard it was to find “just right” prompts and practice activities for students. Writable is a practical EdTech tool for teachers and students. Educators can use it to make sure that state summative […]

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15 Social Studies Projects for Book Creator Classrooms

There are a few things you may not know about me. I love historical fiction, I have a Masters Degree in History, and trips to museums are one of my favorite parts of traveling. So you can imagine that as a classroom teacher I spent lots of time making cross-curricular connections with students. Sometimes we […]

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