Measure and Reward Online Reading with Stackup

Supporting and encouraging readers in your classroom can take many forms. I often have conversations with educators about recommendations for Chrome extensions and websites that are must-haves for Chromebook classrooms. When the team at Stackup reached out to me this year, I was really excited to learn about their tool to measure and reward online […]

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How To Get Started with Backchannels – Easy EdTech Podcast 004

In this episode I share strategies for using backchannels in your classroom to increase engagement and check for understanding. You’ll hear how this strategy can help with your formative assessment routines as well as some of my absolute favorite EdTech tools to help get the job done! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: […]

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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides – Easy EdTech Podcast 003

In this episode I share strategies for finding and using read aloud videos in your classroom. You’ll hear how this multimedia resource can help students access high quality text, help you plan a lesson, and help families leverage the power of YouTube! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/Podcast App Google Play Stitcher […]

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How To Use Explainer Videos in Your Classroom – Easy EdTech Podcast 002

In this episode I share twenty five ways to use explainer videos with students. You’ll hear how this medium can provide background knowledge, grab students’ attention and act as an exemplar for their own creations! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/Podcast App Google Play Stitcher Spotify So let’s make this EdTech easy… […]

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Virtual Reality Classroom Discussion Prompts – Easy EdTech Podcast 001

In this episode I share strategies for introducing virtual reality into your classroom. You’ll hear a few favorite spots to find 360 images and videos, and discussion prompts to spark conversations around VR experiences! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/Podcast App Google Play Stitcher Spotify So let’s make this EdTech easy… Identify […]

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How To Introduce Genetics to Students with an App

When it comes to exploring the building blocks of life, the folks at Avokiddo have an excellent mobile app. It can help you introduce genetics to students through play. If the idea of teaching genetics, or introducing students to the foundations of genetics isn’t on your list of topics this school year, you’re still in […]

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Robotics Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

What does robotics look like in your school? In South Carolina, the Department of Education is in the midst of a pilot program that is reshaping the way you might envision robotics used in schools. This robotics curriculum is helping students develop skills around social and emotional understanding, communication and self-regulation, and more! At TCEA […]

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Easy EdTech Podcast – Launching March 5, 2019

I am so excited to share a special announcement with you! The Easy EdTech Podcast’s launch date is set — March 5, 2019. For those of you who have followed along since the launch of ClassTechTips.com in 2012, you know how much I love sharing strategies to make the most of digital tools in your […]

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Strategies to Differentiate for Students with Diverse Needs

How do you differentiate instruction for students with diverse needs? As a classroom teacher, I worked with students with a range of needs and interests. Although the curriculum and standards provide guidance for the school year, finding “just right” resources was always a challenge. Even though a search on Google might turn up a few […]

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A PreK EdTech Platform to Support Early Literacy

One of my favorite parts of an EdTech conference is meeting the folks behind the tools that are changing the way we think about technology in education. At TCEA in San Antonio this year, I spent some time with the team at Waterford.org, including the president and CEO of Waterford, Benjamin Heuston, Ph.D. Waterford has […]

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