Legends of Learning Science Games for Kids

What does gaming have to do with test prep? The team at Legends of Learning have created a set of online resources for students and teachers. With hundreds of science games for kids in elementary and middle school, their website has standards-based science games and assessments for the science classroom. Legends of Learning was designed […]

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FunKey Plug-and-Play STEM Learning Tools

What does STEM learning look like in your school? ype ofhe team at FunKey have developed fantastic resources for students and educators. You might already be familiar with STEM learning tools like the Makey Makey. FunKey has a handful of affordable plug-and-play products for STEM, science, invention, physical computing and coding. STEM Learning Tools The FunKey […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Adobe Spark Lesson Ideas for Thanksgiving

I love a good story, so I was super excited to find out that the folks at Adobe Spark have partnered with StoryCorps for a new special project. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a powerful initiative from StoryCorps that ask people of all ages to gather stories by interviewing an elder – it also inspires […]

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Because Learning! Hands-on STEM Program with Kits, Curriculum & Teacher Guides

A few weeks ago I had the chance to chat with the team behind Because Learning! Media. They provide a hands-on STEM program for teachers and parents that includes standards-mapped curriculum, teacher guides, hands-on kits, and curated units. I love STEM resources for education that include a simple set up to get started and plenty of support materials so you can jump…

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Education Book Spotlight: Blended Learning in Action

This past year I started working with a fantastic school in New York who have introduced a blended learning model for their students. As we wrapped up the school year in June one of their teachers asked for recommendations for summer reading and I immediately named this book, Blended Learning in Action: A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change by Catlin R. Tucker, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason T. Green. If you haven’t checked it out, Blended Learning in Action is a terrific guide for…

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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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Potato Pirates Coding Card Game for Classrooms

This summer I connected with the folks at Potato Pirates who shared their plans for a new, pirate themed coding card game. They’ve developed a card game to teach logic and strategy related to computer programming. Now in Kickstarter phase, Potatoes Pirates was designed to combine potatoes, piracy, and programming in a game perfect for classrooms. It is geared for players ages…

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4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundles from Utopia 360

Earlier this summer I connected with the folks at Utopia 360 who told me about their new augmented reality and virtual reality education resources. I’m a big fan of AR and VR since there are so many meaningful ways to integrate this technology into the classroom. When connected to your curriculum goals, AR and VR can bring…

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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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ClassPack by Easyblog for Student-Friendly ePortfolios

Are you looking for a way for students to capture their learning this school year? ClassPack by Easyblog lets students share text, photos, videos and more. Through snapshots and messages about their day, students can create ePortfolios that give them a space to celebrate their learning. It’s quick and easy and thanks to the…

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