Use LivingTree Family Phone Alerts to Connect Schools and Families

How do you stay in touch with families in your class, school and district? LivingTree has just added family phone alerts to keep schools and families connected throughout the school year. LivingTree is a family engagement tool designed for PreK-12 schools. It’s already used by schools across the country and now with their new phone alert […]

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Education Podcast Spotlight: The Dr. Will Show

Looking for a new education podcast? The Dr. Will Show includes interviews with different educators on topics including leadership and digital learning. Dr. Will coaches and assists educators in a range of educational technology implementations and has blogged for several years. I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Will about my new book #FormativeTech last week and am excited […]

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LivingTree Family Engagement Tool Now Includes ClassMessenger Users

Have you seen the LivingTree family engagement tool I shared a few months ago? Designed for PreK-12 schools it is used by schools across the country who want to keep families in the loop by sharing information and opening up communication channels throughout the school year. The team at LivingTree recently acquired the tool ClassMessenger. ClassMessenger is […]

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Apple Teacher Program Now Available in More Countries!

Have you heard? The Apple Teacher program is now available in more countries! Last year I shared some of the reasons why I’m so excited about the new Apple Teacher program. Introduced in the second half of 2016, Apple Teacher is a badging program designed for educators. Teachers can use the fantastic support materials developed by […]

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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 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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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 who use Apple tools in a variety of learning environments in innovative and exciting ways. Become an Apple Distinguished Educator One […]

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