#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with Today’s Meet Backchannel Tool

There are lots of great formative assessment tools available for digital devices including today’s spotlight tool Today’s Meet. How do you check for understanding in your classroom? I use the phrase #FormativeTech when talking about technology tools that can be used to check for understanding (aka formative assessment). Today’s Meet is a great example of […]

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5 Things You Can Try with Bloomz Before the End of the Year

With a few more months left in the school year it’s not too late to try out a new parent communication tool or take your current family engagement routine to the next level. Earlier this month I had the chance to meet the Founder and CEO of the awesome parent communication tool Bloomz. Chaks Appalabattula and […]

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SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? It’s so important to gauge student understanding in the midst of a lesson. The folks at SMART Technologies have a special formative assessment tool to help teachers check for understanding as part of their Learning Suite. You might be familiar with SMART’s popular interactive whiteboards. As a teacher […]

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Free Blended Learning Guide for Teachers from Kiddom

The team at Kiddom has put together a free blended learning guide for teachers titled Blended Learning 101. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you might have seen my feature on Kiddom’s new iOS app earlier this year. Kiddom is a platform for teachers that lets them plan, assess and analyze data in their classroom. They’ve put […]

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Formative Assessment with 30hands Digital Storytelling Tool

Earlier this year I featured the digital storytelling tool 30hands. 30hands Storyteller is a great for formative assessment. With this tool, students learn subject matter by taking on the role of teacher and create their own videos. Teachers can check for understanding by assessing a student’s knowledge, understanding, and skills from the video. When students […]

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7 Presidents’ Day Books for Kids (print and digital text!)

Looking for a picture book or informational text to bring into a Presidents’ Day lesson? This list includes a handful of books perfect for a Presidents’ Day activity. You can introduce these selections to your whole class as read aloud books or send home the list with families for their next trip to the library. […]

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Flipgrid One Free Student Voice Video App for Classrooms

How are you using video in your classroom? Flipgrid is a terrific video app designed to amplify student voice and empower students as learners. The team at Flipgrid has just released a new version of their powerful tool called Flipgrid One. Flipgrid One is the free version of the video app Flipgrid Classroom. It allows unlimited video responses to […]

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Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year

Finding the best way to showcase and celebrate student work can be a challenge. Digital portfolios gives students the power to curate, create, share and showcase their work. Last week I had the chance to spend time with the awesome team at bulb during the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. Not only was it so much […]

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1-2-3 Easy Drag & Drop Website Creator for Teachers and Students

Ready to create your own website? Here’s why I love this easy-to-use creation tool! Spark Page is one of my favorite creation tools to share with teachers. As someone who visits schools that have lots of different devices, I’m always looking to share something that works on both a web browser and an iPad. I want to […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube

There are lots of ways to incorporate video into the classroom. From capturing students’ attention as you kick off a lesson, to providing context for a new learning experience, teachers use videos in lots of different ways. Whether you are looking for a clip to send home to students via Google Classroom or want to […]

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