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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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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3 Tips to Use Bloomz Student Portfolios for Formative Assessment

I’m so excited about all the ways teachers can use the Bloomz app to communicate important information to families. If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love using technology tools to gather and organize formative assessment data. The Student Portfolios option in Bloomz lets teachers share the moments students demonstrate their […]

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5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. When used purposefully, digital tools can provide a window into student thinking, making it easier to figure out who needs extra help or who is ready for something new. Although there are lots of great tech tools […]

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PresenceLearning 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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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

Formative assessment can take place before, during and after a lesson to give you valuable information for instructional decisions. A quick baseline quiz can help you identify what students already know about a topic before you start teaching a lesson. A backchannel can be used during a lesson to collect student questions and help you […]

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#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with The Answer Pad

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you already know that I love easy-to-use tools that check for understanding  in the classroom. A few years ago I was introduced to The Answer Pad and it’s a tool I used in my one-to-one iPad classroom. They’ve sure come a long way, adding plenty of cool features […]

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4 Virtual Exit Slip Prompts to Check for Understanding with Spark Post

As a big fan of the Spark tools from Adobe, I love sharing classroom applications for these totally free tools when I visit schools and work with teachers. Spark Post is a terrific creation tool that students can use on Chromebooks, using the Spark Post iOS app, or on any web browser. One of the […]

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