Kiddom’s New iOS App: Plan, Assess and Analyze Learning On the Go

This past year I had the chance to see Kiddom in action. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you know how I’m passionate about educational technology tools that support meaningful formative assessment. Kiddom has designed an iOS app for both teachers and students. Educators can now use Kiddom to plan, assess and analyze data […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: Talks with Teachers with Brian Sztabnik

Ready for a new podcast? This year I’ve shared a handful of fantastic education podcasts. Podcasts have become an everyday part of my life as an educator. Whether I’m driving to visit a school, waiting for an airplane to take off, or folding laundry, my iPhone is by my side playing the latest episode from […]

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5 Independent Reading Apps and Websites (with a Bookmarking Tip!)

Do your students have access to quality, digital texts? Students with digital devices in their hands should know where to go to access digital texts. There are many websites and apps where students can go to find high-interest, leveled content to read. I love tools that let students skim and search for short passages of […]

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New Ways Teachers are Using Soundtrap Collaborative Music & Podcast Tool

Have you tried this yet? A few months ago I watched a live demo of Soundtrap. This collaborative music and podcast tool is being used by teachers and students around the world. Soundtrap is a web-browser and tablet friendly tool for education that puts powerful audio recording options in the hands of students of all ages. […]

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10 FREE Book Creator Webinars for Teachers

This year I’ve had the chance to team up with the awesome folks at Book Creator! This app is one I use with educators all across the country. When I visit schools to talk to teachers about reaching all of their students, creating dynamic learning experiences, and connecting students to authentic audiences, I love sharing […]

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How-To Use GarageBand in the Reading Classroom

GarageBand isn’t just an app for music teachers! One of my favorite parts of diving into the Apple Teacher program is my new found love of Garageband. This Mac and iOS program is so powerful and has plenty of uses in the classroom. GarageBand is digital recording tool that lets students capture their voice with […]

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6 Reasons to Use WriteReader with K-5 Student Authors

Earlier this year I shared WriteReader – a fantastic web-based platform that works through your Chrome browser. WriteReader is an English Language Arts and ELL early literacy designed for K-5 student authors. With WriteReader children can become student authors by creating their own books while learning how to read and write. The phonics supports built into this tool is […]

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WriteReader K-5 Early Literacy Tool for Authoring Books

WriteReader is an ELA and ELL early literacy tool that focuses on supporting elementary school students. With WriteReader kids can author books while learning how to read and write thanks to the phonics support built into this tool — designed to support early literacy development. The idea behind WriteReader is to give kids the opportunity to learn through creation and through their […]

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Wokabulary Vocabulary Flashcards for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I love tools that sync across devices and are totally customizable for teachers and students! Wokabulary is a terrific study tool with giving students access to vocabulary flashcards on iPhone, iPad and Mac. With Wokabulary users enter their own words or import a word list from a CSV file. This makes it perfect for learners taking a language course […]

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News-O-Matic: Bilingual Current Events for BYOD Classrooms

Looking for bilingual current events article for you ELA or Social Studies classroom? You’ll want to check out the news articles from the team at News-O-Matic. Every single News-O-Matic article is in both English and Spanish. A native Spanish speaker translates each story before it’s published — complete with an audio voice recording. Users can toggle between […]

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