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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Multiply and Divide with Lumio Farm Factor App

Lumio Farm Factor is a fun and colorful app that helps students understand the basics of multiplication and division.  Straight forward and easy to use, this factor app for iPads is perfect for elementary school students working with number sense and operations. Math Factor App Students can work through different problems by moving objects across the […]

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Easy Workflow with Drawp for School

I’ve shared some of the reasons why I love Drawp for School and this includes how easy it makes workflow in an iPad classroom.  With Drawp students can swipe across their screen to turn in work or share with others.  They can easily send their creations to teachers, other students in their class or even […]

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Shutterfly’s Photo Story in the Classroom App

Shutterfly has a fantastic app called Photo Story that engages and motivates students while promoting student achievement.  It helps facilitate learning and lets students demonstrate their creativity.  Students can easily document their projects and publish their stories with text, photos, audio clips and Doodles in a digital book.  Teachers and families can even order hardcover or paperback copies of […]

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