5 Ways to Honor Student Curiosity with Adobe Spark Creation Tools

If we met at ISTE or ILA this year, you probably heard me use the phrase “tasks before apps.” This is the way I like to describe putting the learning first and choosing open-ended creation tools that meet the needs of all of your students. The free Spark creation tools from Adobe are three of […]

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ClassHub to Share Student Screens + Push Content to Students

Whew! The ISTE Conference in San Antonio this year was an absolute whirlwind! One of the highlights from my week in Texas was spending time with the awesome Squirrels team and fellow Alpha Squirrels. It was so much fun talking to fellow educators during my time in their booth and hearing lots of different classroom […]

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Giving Eyes to the Exit Slip: Spark Post Formative Assessment Strategies

This week I had the chance to share one of my favorite tips for teachers at the ISTE conference in San Antonio. Although one of my sessions was dedicated to introducing all three of the Adobe Spark tools, in my formative assessment sessions I highlighted Spark Post and special formative assessment strategies. We’re so used […]

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ABCmouse for Schools: Early Elementary Learning Activities for Students

Which tech resources are you using for PreK to 2nd grade? Quality digital resources for young learners can be hard to find, but ABCmouse for Schools has packaged over 8,500 learning activities across subjects for use in the classroom and at home. There have even been a handful of…

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New Kahoot! App + Special Kahoot! EdTrends Report

I am a huge fan of Kahoot! so I’m super excited to share some news about their new quizzing app and special report. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know I’m passionate about checking for understanding with technology (aka #FormativeTech). Well Kahoot! is a tool I use all the time when…

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TypeTastic School Edition: Keyboarding Practice for Elementary Students

A few weeks ago I had a chance to connect with the folks at TypingMaster. They’ve developed a special keyboarding practice platform for elementary school-aged students. TypeTastic School Edition is an ad-free web-browser based tool for students. They focus on presenting keyboarding in a series of games…

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Revision Assistant from Turnitin Now with Lexile Measures

Earlier this year I shared Turnitin Revision Assistant a formative writing product for classrooms. If you haven’t heard of Revision Assistant before, it was designed to extend the reach of teachers by giving student writers immediate, actionable and substantive feedback. The folks at Turnitin have now partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to…

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6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers. If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the […]

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5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using the Spark […]

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5 Totally Free Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

I am so excited to announce that I’m joining the awesome folks at Book Creator again this summer to offer five totally free webinars for teachers! These Book Creator webinars focus on five new topics and are perfect for teachers who are completely new to Book Creator or who are ready to take their use […]

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