360 Video Spotlight: CNN Virtual Reality Videos

CNN Virtual Reality videos are here! Users of all ages can now access 360 degree video to explore different places, spaces and special events. From heading inside of London’s Big Ben to standing on the edge of an aircraft carrier, students can view 360 video on a laptop, tablet or headset to explore the world. […]

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Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in the past and today I focused on how students and teachers of all ages can create movies on a Chromebook! Have you used the totally free, BYOD-friendly Spark Video? Movie-Making […]

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PresenceLearning SPED Webinar “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED”

At TCEA this year I had the chance to meet team members from PresenceLearning a company that provides online support to students across the country. They are hosting their second webinar series titled “Eureka! Big Ideas for Big Changes in SPED.” The webinar is designed to help educators, clinicians and administrators better support students – specifically those […]

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Newly Redesigned Kiddom 2.0 – Centralized Platform to Monitor Student Performance

How do you monitor student performance and make a plan for future instruction? I’m so excited to share the newly redesigned Kiddom platform which has just been released to the public! Earlier this year I featured Kiddom on my site including their free blended learning guide for educators. It’s so exciting to see how this platform has […]

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The Power of Video in Learning: 30hands Creation Tool

Earlier this year I featured 30hands Storyteller a video creation tool students can use inside and outside of the classroom. Educators across the country use 30hands Storyteller as both an instructional tool to share information with students and as a creation tool to empower students. As viewers of videos students can watch a tutorial or […]

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Entrepreneurship Lessons from Brainspace with Augmented Reality Experiences

Readers of ClassTechTips.com know that I’m a big fan of augmented reality and believe in the importance of authentic experiences for students. The folks at Brainspace have developed a new set of entrepreneurship lessons for students called The Entrepreneurial Toolkit. Teachers can use the lessons – which include augmented reality experiences – to introduce students to entrepreneurship. […]

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with VR using a headset like the inexpensive Google Cardboard. With this device and a smartphone, students can be transported instantly to different places around the world. If using headsets and smartphones isn’t the best fit for […]

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11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Last week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference. It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. You might have seen the picture of the tiny plane that took me to Kearney, NE in the graphic of this post. […]

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5 Classroom Ideas for How-To Videos

One of my most popular posts last year was a list of tools teachers and students can use to create how-to videos. It’s been lots of fun to see which ones teachers are most excited about and I often get a chance to lead hands-on workshops taking teachers through these tools in person. There are plenty […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? With the release of my new book, I wanted to share a few big ideas. Here are three important things to consider about formative assessment. Happening all the time Formative assessment can take place before, during and after a lesson to give you valuable information for […]

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