New MakerBot Educators Program for 3D Printing Teachers

Last year I had the chance to try out a 3D printer for the first time after the folks at Makerbot sent one my way. I chronicled my journey in a few posts including how easy it was to get started and how I was able to print a virtual reality headset. The team at MakerBot […]

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6 Science Biographies for Young Readers (in digital and print!)

Looking for great science biographies for your classroom? Whether you are working with print books or digital texts, there are plenty of great options for young readers. In earlier posts I’ve shared some of my favorite tools for digital reading responses including Spark Video and PicCollage. You can check out a list of nine favorite […]

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Get Started with bulb Digital Portfolios this Year

Finding the best way to showcase and celebrate student work can be a challenge. Digital portfolios gives students the power to curate, create, share and showcase their work. Last week I had the chance to spend time with the awesome team at bulb during the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. Not only was it so much […]

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Showcase Student Work with bulb a Must-Have Digital Portfolio Tool

How do you celebrate and showcase student work? Technology tools make it easier than ever to set a purpose for learning in your classroom. Digital portfolios connect students to real audiences and give them a space to showcase their work from any subject area across multiple school years. Whether your students are wrapping up a […]

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360 Video Education Spotlight: White House Virtual Field Trip

If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com you know how excited I am about virtual reality in education. It’s been so much fun to see this space grow by leaps and bounds over the past few months. I recently came across a 360 video that provides a narrated tour of the White House. Instantly glued to […]

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11 Websites and Apps for Social Studies Reading Passages

How are you making connections between your English Language Arts instruction and the work happening in social studies? Incorporating social studies reading passages into your instruction can help you address learning goals in both subject areas. If you are teaching a lesson about the American Revolution you might share a short selection of informational text […]

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Virtual Reality Education Spotlight: Parks Explorer Classroom Field Trip

This past year I’ve been pretty excited about the potential for virtual reality in education. This weekend I visited Austin, Texas to meet with fellow Nearpod Pionears who are also pumped about how virtual reality can be used in the classroom. Although I’ve already shared some of my favorite virtual reality lessons (here’s the Nearpod […]

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8 Must-Have Websites and Apps for Science Reading Passages

Finding high-interest, informational text is an important part of locating just right resources for your classroom. If you’re on the hunt for digital reading material for your students, there are a few different websites and apps that have science reading passages for kids. The resources on the list below include text appropriate for a range […]

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11 Excellent Earth Science Apps & Websites for Teachers

As a fifth grade teacher I loved exploring earth science topics with my students. Finding earth science apps for a classroom with iPads and earth science websites for students on Chromebooks can help you point students find useful information. You can use these online tools for inspiration for research projects, a place for students to […]

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Super Cool #ScannableTech White House Augmented Reality App

When used thoughtfully, augmented reality can engage students in purposeful learning experiences. Sometimes augmented reality apps appear gimmicky at first glance. When connected purposefully to your learning goals, scannable technology can energize a lesson by sparking your students interest and turn their experiences in your classroom into hands-on learning. The White House Historical Society recently […]

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