Teacher Tools

Free Blended Learning Guide for Teachers from Kiddom

The team at Kiddom has put together a free blended learning guide for teachers titled Blended Learning 101. If you’re a regular follower of ClassTechTips.com, you might have seen my feature on Kiddom’s new iOS app earlier this year. Kiddom is a platform for teachers that lets them plan, assess and analyze data in their classroom. They’ve put […]

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New MakerBot Educators Program for 3D Printing Teachers

Last year I had the chance to try out a 3D printer for the first time. 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 has […]

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Google Teacher Tip: Search for Colorful Pictures

Designing a presentation for students or helping your class with a special project? Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect image that fits the theme, tone or design you have planned. The Google Image search features are totally customizable making it easy to find the perfect picture for a project.When would you search by […]

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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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5 Highlights from this Year’s FETC Conference

It was so much fun heading back to Florida this year for the FETC Conference in Orlando! I had the chance to connect with educators who are excited about using technology in their classroom to energize and enhance their instructional goals. One of my favorite parts of an event like this is taking advantage of the opportunity […]

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Become an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017!

Have you thought about applying for the Apple Distinguished Educator program? Applications are now open for the 2017 class. Known as ADEs, Apple Distinguished Educators are a group of educators from around the world. They also use Apple tools in a variety of learning environments in innovative and exciting ways. Become an Apple Distinguished Educator […]

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Eduporium Educator’s Discount Program: School and Teacher Discounts

Are you looking to bring more technology into your school this year? This week I’m at FETC in Orlando, Florida. I’m leading presentations for teachers and learning so much about what other educators in the field of edtech are most excited about this year. The folks at Eduporium just launched a brand new Educator’s Discount program […]

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WriteLab’s Chrome Extension for more than Spelling and Grammar

Are you using Chromebooks or laptops this school year? The folks at WriteLab have just released a free Chrome extension for spelling and grammar. Now teachers and students can clean and clarify their writing everywhere on the web. The Chromebook extension provides spelling and grammar feedback as you write emails and get ready to post on […]

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6 Ways Educating Parents Helps You Educate Kids

Family engagement tools can help parents stay informed and up-to-date with important information. A structured parent communication plan lets teachers share useful resources with the parents of their students. Bloomz is a fantastic tool teachers are using in schools across the country. It’s a mobile and web-based app designed to increase parental engagement. Parent Communication […]

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Kinvolved Attendance Tool’s Powerful Impact Report

As a former New York City public school teacher I’m so excited to share the findings of a special report from the folks at Kinvolved. Kinvolved is a company that helps schools keep track and share attendance data. With the Kinvolved attendance tool, teachers can easily take class attendance and instantly and securely send notifications to families. […]

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