Teacher Tools

Self-Care Apps and Self-Care Tips for Teachers

What does self-care look like in your life? Self-care is more than use a buzzword or a hashtag to add to a social media post. With purposeful planning, you can take action to make sure you address your own needs this school year. In this blog post, I’ve put together a handful of self-care apps, […]

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How to Use The Newsletters in Your Inbox – Easy EdTech Podcast 045

In this episode, you’ll learn about ways to make the most of the newsletters in your inbox.  You’ll also hear different ways to share, save and use your newsletters to spark conversations and share new ideas with colleagues. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: iTunes/ Apple Podcast App Google Play Stitcher Spotify Email […]

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Top 10 EdTech Favorites of 2019

It’s been a wild and wonderful year here at Class Tech Tips! Just like in years past, 2019 included school visits, conference visits, and webinars, both close to home and many miles away. In addition to sharing EdTech favorites on the blog, this year I launched a new podcast and a new membership site, too. […]

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How To Share Spark Videos on YouTube

Do you have a YouTube channel for your school or classroom? This past year, I’ve led several presentations on how schools can share their stories. From making a slideshow with pictures from a field trip to spotlighting student work, there are lots of things schools can share with the world. You can share Spark Videos […]

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Teach Better Talk Podcast & Book Study

Earlier this year, I spoke with Jeff Gargas and Rae Hughart on their Teach Better Talk Podcast. They share interviews with lots of different educators on their podcast. With conversations from various corners of education, they have over one-hundred episodes you can explore on their website. You can listen to the episode of the Teach […]

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Gift Guide: Teacher Secret Santa Gift Ideas (all below $15)

Over the past few years, I’ve put together teacher gift guides to hopefully make your life a little bit easier this holiday season. From gifts that teachers who love Chromebooks might enjoy, to favorite books about education, I’ve compiled several lists with favorite gift ideas. This year, I took a bit of a different spin […]

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How to Add Video to School Announcements

If you have a school event on the calendar, how do you stand out on social media? In the past few weeks, school storytelling has been front of mind. Sharing special moments and getting the word out about upcoming events are two ways schools can use social media to connect with their community. In October […]

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Creativity in Education: Adobe MAX Recap 2019

Last week I had an opportunity to attend Adobe MAX as an Adobe Insider. In this blog post, I want to share some big ideas from the event as well as actionable takeaways for educators. Although MAX is definitely the creativity conference, the focus on creativity in education was front and center through multiple events […]

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in […]

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Adobe Spark Book Birthday Celebration

How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already! In the past […]

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