4 Ways Virtual Field Trips Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Are you ready to jump into a new social studies lesson? Virtual field trips can enhance social studies lessons by transporting students to new places, introducing them to new vocabulary words, helping students build background knowledge, and promoting discussions based on observations. When logistical challenges prevent the “real thing” a virtual field trip will definitely […]

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5 Ways to Use Buncee in the Library

Buncee is a wonderfully easy and fun way to create digital content in your school library. This web-based creation and presentation tool allows educators and students to create visuals for a wide variety of lessons. There are so many ways to use Buncee in the library as well as in classrooms. This Padlet shows off […]

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Education Book Spotlight: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom by Lisa Johnson

Preparing students for a world of unknowns is a tricky task. Although we can’t be sure what devices students will hold in their hands in the next five to ten years, we do know they will have to communicate in lots of different ways. Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Lisa Johnson’s new book from Corwin was […]

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9 Must-Have Virtual Reality Tools for Teaching with Google Cardboard

Yesterday I had the chance to lead a session for teachers on favorite tools for the reading classroom at the State of Maryland’s Annual Reading Conference. So what does this have to do with Google Cardboard? Well halfway through the session I shared Nearpod, a fantastic formative assessment (aka #FormativeTech) tool for teachers. In addition […]

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Free Webinar: Supporting Parents as Learning Partners with Quality Use of Technology at Home

I’m so excited to host a webinar for the fantastic folks at Bloomz! In just a few weeks I will lead a webinar on behalf of the family engagement tool Bloomz titled, Supporting Parents as Learning Partners: Quality Use of Technology at Home. Here’s the full description of our April 13th webinar – I hope you’ll join […]

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Mathematics for Young Learners Free Webinar from ORIGO Education

If you’re looking for a totally free professional development event, make sure to add this free math webinar from ORIGO Education to your calendar. ORIGO Education’s first webinar on early number concepts will be held on April 26th. They are sponsoring a new mathematics community on edWeb.net and providing free professional development and resources for teachers working with […]

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Teacher Resources from MyEdExpert: Easy Access to Favorites

Earlier this year I was invited to contribute some of my favorite free teacher resources to MyEdExpert. It was wonderful to connect with their passionate team leader and founder Suzy Pepper Rollins. She shared her vision for bringing together the very best of educational resources in one spot. Teacher Resources This website is full of […]

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Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool designed for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert […]

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Merge VR Goggles Giveaway: Transport Students to Virtual Worlds!

Go beyond the walls of the classroom and transport your students to virtual worlds! Merge VR is giving away a classroom set of their award-winning VR goggles. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how excited I am about the potential for virtual reality in the classroom. The Merge VR Goggles are marshmallow soft, easy to […]

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Developing Portfolios and Documenting Projects with 30hands Storyteller

Digital Portfolios that include student-created videos and digital stories engage students as they dive into course content. With 30hands Storyteller, creating digital products becomes quick and easy for students of all ages while documenting projects for them to reflect on at the end of the year. For teachers, it provides an insight into the progress […]

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