WriteLab’s Chrome Extension for more than Spelling and Grammar

Are you using Chromebooks or laptops this school year? The folks at WriteLab have just released a free Chrome extension for spelling and grammar. Now teachers and students can clean and clarify their writing everywhere on the web. The Chromebook extension provides spelling and grammar feedback as you write emails and get ready to post on […]

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3 Digital Storytelling Activities with Toontastic 3D

Digital storytelling puts students in the role of content creators and empowers them to demonstrate their understanding in new ways. Toontastic 3D which I featured on my site last week was just released for both iOS and Android devices. As promised, I’m excited to share different ways you can incorporate this tool into your instruction. […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube

There are lots of ways to incorporate video into the classroom. Teachers use videos in lots of different ways. This includes capturing students’ attention as you kick off a lesson, and providing context for a new learning experience. 360 Videos for the Classroom Are you looking for a clip to send home to students via […]

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6 Ways Educating Parents Helps You Educate Kids

Family engagement tools can help parents stay informed and up-to-date with important information. A structured parent communication plan lets teachers share useful resources with the parents of their students. Bloomz is a fantastic tool teachers are using in schools across the country. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Parent Communication […]

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Showcase Student Work with bulb a Must-Have Digital Portfolio Tool

How do you celebrate and showcase student work? Technology tools make it easier than ever to set a purpose for learning in your classroom. Digital portfolios connect students to real audiences and give them a space to showcase their work from any subject area across multiple school years. Whether your students are wrapping up a […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: White House Virtual Field Trip

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how excited I am about virtual reality in education. It’s been so much fun to see this space grow by leaps and bounds over the past few months. I recently came across a 360 video that provides a narrated tour of the White House. Instantly glued to […]

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3 Ways to Dazzle with Buncee Animation!

Looking for ways to spice up a presentation in the classroom? Searching for ways to engage students in creating fun, engaging content? Buncee is a fun and creative presentation tool that engages students in the 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Content and Critical-Thinking). The team at Buncee has done an fantastic job with developing lots of ways to “Make Learning […]

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11 Websites and Apps for Social Studies Reading Passages

How are you making connections between your English Language Arts instruction and the work happening in social studies? Incorporating social studies reading passages into your instruction can help you address learning goals in both subject areas. If you are teaching a lesson about the American Revolution you might share a short selection of informational text […]

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Virtual Reality Education Spotlight: Parks Explorer Classroom Field Trip

This past year I’ve been pretty excited about the potential for virtual reality in education. This weekend I visited Austin, Texas. During the trip I met with fellow Nearpod Pionears. They are also pumped about how virtual reality can be used in the classroom. Although I’ve already shared some of my favorite virtual reality lessons […]

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Literacy Apps for Families: 4 iPad Tools from My Toddlers Apps

My Toddlers Apps are a collection of four apps focused on literacy growth outside of the classroom. The team at My Toddlers Apps developed these iPad apps to support families looking to help their children grow as readers. With these literacy apps for families, parents can record their voice to help their children learn new words. […]

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