A Tool from Finland to Support Phenomenon-Based Learning

If you are in the field of education, you’ve probably heard the buzz about innovative practices in different corners of the world. Finland’s education system tops the list as one of the places often cited for innovation in teaching and learning. Finland has built their entire education system around having students learn by solving real […]

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4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundles from Utopia 360

Earlier this summer I connected with the folks at Utopia 360 who told me about their new augmented reality and virtual reality education resources. I’m a big fan of AR and VR since there are so many meaningful ways to integrate this technology into the classroom. When connected to your curriculum goals, AR and VR can bring…

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4 Reasons to Check out Participate Collections

Over the past few years I’ve worked with the folks at Participate. I helped review apps and websites and create collections with favorite resources. The Collections tool from Participate is perfect for keeping track of documents, websites and apps. All the things you love to use when teaching a particular topic. I’ve also used Participate […]

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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized this School Year

The start of a new school year is a great time to reflect on what’s really working for you and what isn’t quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about finding a system that works for you and picking apps or tools that you will actually use. There isn’t a tool that will work perfectly for everyone—you may love…

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10 Free and Low-Cost Math Apps and Math Websites

From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their […]

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360 Video Spotlight: Museum of Natural History Virtual Reality

Last week I introduced a new Thursday series of Facebook posts and blog posts all about 360 video. Today I want to spotlight a great resource for finding and sharing 360 video. I’ll also share a super cool video you may want to share with students. Vimeo is a popular video sharing tool, especially in schools that […]

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5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data. Since Nearpod is an absolute favorite so I thought I’d take […]

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360 Video Spotlight: National Geographic Videos for Your Next Lesson

Have you tried out 360° video with students? Panoramic images and 360° video are becoming increasingly popular media. You’ve probably seen someone post a panoramic image on Facebook showing off their last trip to the beach or a school field trip. One of the first times I snapped and posted a panoramic image was a […]

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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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Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App

Starting today! You can now access Toontastic 3D, a redesigned storytelling app for students that lets users draw, animate, and narrate their own 3D cartoons. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love open-ended creation tools. As a one-to-one iPad teacher, I used the original version of Toontastic with my students. So I’m […]

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