Book Creator Webinar Series for Summer

Well, it has finally warmed up here in the northeast and I’m excited to continue a summer tradition with the folks at Book Creator. From May through August of this year, I’m hosting 10 (that’s right – ten!) Book Creator webinars all about this open-ended creation tool. In this post, you’ll find registration links for […]

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Students Can Work Together with Book Creator’s Collaboration Feature

Are your students collaborators and creators? In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom I share strategies for collaboration and creation in the classroom with examples from my favorite open-ended tools, including the fantastic app and web-based Book Creator. I’ve been a big fan of Book Creator for quite some […]

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6 Big Takeaways for Educators from Adobe MAX

Last week I had the chance to attend Adobe MAX, an awesome conference attracting creators from many different industries. Held in Las Vegas, this conference brought together over 12,000 people to connect, share and learn about ways to creatively capture stories. It was wonderful to speak with fellow educators as well as folks from different […]

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How To Tell Your School’s Story with Adobe Spark Branding

As a classroom teacher I worked in a magnet school in New York City. One of our goals as a magnet school was to “attract” new students and show off the great work happening in our building. This was early on in the days of Twitter and blogging for me – and the way schools […]

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TypeDojo Typing Test Website to Practice Keyboarding Skills

The team at TypeDojo has created a typing test website to gives users of any age a space to practice keyboarding skills. This website is simple, straightforward and gets right to the point. If you are looking for a space to measure words per minute, this is definitely a quick tool for getting…

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3 Classroom Math Activities with Adobe Spark

How do your students share their learning in the math classroom? When it comes to movie-making, designing a website, or creating a social media graphic, we don’t often associate these activities with mathematics. But students of all ages can jump into open-ended creation tools to tell the story of their learning in any subject area.

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Edify Engaging Creativity Tool for Classrooms

Are you looking for new ways to create learning videos, presentations, infographics, and GIFs in your classroom? A few weeks ago I had the chance to take a look at Edify, a powerful creativity tool for educators. If you haven’t heard of Edify before its from the folks at Animaker who created a platform that lets teachers and students create fun and engaging digital products. This can include a variety of media-rich creations including…

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Transform Independent Reading with MoxieReader Blended Literacy Program

MoxieReader is a blended literacy program for school and home that digitizes and personalizes independent reading. It features book scanning and tracking, leveled book recommendations, and motivation to read through personalized reading plans. Independent reading is an important part of a child’s day and this tool helps children…

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VECTARY a Free 3D Modeling Tool for Students

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love 3D printing. It gives students the opportunity to solve problems, think critically, and move through a design process that requires feedback. VECTARY lets students bring their designs to life. It is a free 3D modeling tool used by…

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Spark Page to Publish Google Docs: A Must-Try Combo!

This week I spoke at and event for New York educators about how to turn students into creators with Google Apps and Google-friendly tools. We discussed the power of giving students an audience for their work and strategies for supporting students during the process. Part of our session included tips for collaboration and planning on Google Docs before shifting our focus on how to take the work out of a closed ecosystem and…

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