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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Boxlight Labdisc for Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom

Looking for new tools for your science classroom? Interested in inquiry-based learning this school year? You’ll want to check out the Labdisc portable lab from the folks at Boxlight. Designed to help facilitate inquiry-based learning experiences, this tool can be used in a variety of science…

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EDpuzzle K-12 Educational Videos for Students

This week I had the chance to connect with the awesome team behind EDpuzzle. If you haven’t heard of them before, EDpuzzle is resource for teachers and school with over 50,000 curated educational videos for students. With content to use with kindergarteners to high school students, there plenty to choose from across…

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3D Printing in Education Resources from Makers Empire 3D

Looking for support with 3D printing in your classroom? Makers Empire 3D has lots of 3D printing education resources for teachers. If you’re a K-8 educator getting started with 3D printing you’ll want to check out Makers Empire 3D. They’ve worked with thousands of teachers and students across the world to make 3D printing meaningful in classrooms…

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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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