Stop Motion Kits for Science Animations Cut N’ Learn Kickstarter

Looking for a new type of learning experience for your classroom? The folks at Cut N’ Learn have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their stop motion kits for the science classroom. Stop motion animation is a powerful medium and helps students develop a range of skills, including fine motor abilities, precision, concentration, and persistence. In the […]

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5 Spark Video Chromebook and iPad Activities for English Language Learners

Last week I had the chance to share some strategies for using video with English Language Learners. During this special presentation at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City, I spoke to educators (and plenty of casual shoppers who walked by) about the power of using videos with students. Children who might be conversationally […]

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Student-Centered Learning with Studyo Project Manager for Students

How are students building independence in your school? A project manager for students can shift schools away from teacher-focused learning to student-centered learning. The folks at Studyo have designed a fantastic tool that lets students take ownership of their learning and build independence. Studyo is a project manager for students that supports the growth  of transferable […]

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Nearpod’s Ready-To-Teach Lessons: Research Bundles + Teaching Tolerance

Nearpod is an amazing tool for teachers that helps you create engaging, interactive lessons for your classroom. As an elementary school teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom I used Nearpod all the time with my students. Now that I’m out of the classroom, I use Nearpod to facilitate professional development and model best practices for […]

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Why I’m Excited About 360 Video in Education

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know that I’ve been really excited about virtual reality this year. One of my favorite types of resources are the 360 videos that transport students to new places. I’ve featured some of these resources on my site, including virtual reality videos from CNN, National Geographic and Discovery […]

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Blended Learning Program Lexia Reading Core5 for Fundamental Literacy Skills

Are you using a blended learning program in your classroom? Lexia Reading Core5 is a research-based program for students in PreK through fifth grade that is friendly for schools with lots of different types of technology. It provides norm-referenced data for teachers to help make instructional decisions for individual students. Instead of taking a test, the activities students […]

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22 Must-Have Reading Apps for Kids of All Ages

Looking for reading apps for your students? As a one-to-one teacher, families were always asking me for recommendations for the best reading apps for kids. It’s hard to know which one is the “best” since every reader has different interests and reading goals. I put together this list of twenty-two reading apps for kids to […]

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Flybrix Drones for Schools: Build a Drone with Legos

Have you thought about using drones in your classroom? Well the folks at Flybrix sent me their Deluxe Flybrix kit earlier this year so I could try it out and share it with my readers. I grew up surrounded by Legos and was really intrigued at the idea of building a drone out of colorful […]

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Apple Store Field Trip: Exciting Learning Experiences for Students

As a former one-to-one classroom teacher, I know how powerful an iPad can be in the hands of students and I loved taking students on lots of field trips. There is now the opportunity to combine two of my favorite learning experiences for students… with an Apple Store field trip. At Apple retail stores, K-12 teachers […]

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Stepping Stones 2.0 Video Math Program for K-6 Students

Videos have the power to bring concepts to life so I’m super excited about the new resources from ORIGO Education. They just launched Stepping Stones 2.0, a comprehensive math program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. This program uses a range of instructional tools including exemplar videos. It combines print and digital media to bring […]

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