As a teacher turned Instructional Technology Specialist, I learned a long time ago that if you wait for professional development (PD), it may never come to you. I always seek out forms of PD that allow me to integrate technology in the classroom while also getting real time support.   It is for this reason, that I've set aside time on my calendar for July 25 for the 2nd Annual Camp ClassFlow. Last year, I enjoyed participating with daily tweets from Camp ClassFlow...

Everyone knows the old teacher myth, teachers have off the whole summer. They have a full vacation for three long months. If you are like me, you are not lounging by the pool with a glass of lemonade catching some rays without a teacher book close by! Now is one of the best times to catch up on some great summer reads to improve your practice for yourself and for your students – Why? Because #Kidsdeserveit! This leads me to...

ClassFlow has many features. With a Marketplace, polling, assessment, badging, lesson builder tools, student grouping, and activity builder, the possibilities for creating engaging lessons are endless. Click on the image above to share your story of how you’ve used ClassFlow polling in your classroom. When we asked our ClassFlow Educators and Ambassadors about their favorite features on ClassFlow, polling topped the list. We decided to find out more about this popular feature. Currently, there are eight different polling options that...

What are your favorite ClassFlow features and why do you love them? At ClassFlow, we know everyone has different reasons for why they use the tools they use in their classroom. With all that ClassFlow has to offer, we wanted to hear from teachers regarding what features of ClassFlow they love the most. We asked our ClassFlow Ambassadors "What is your favorite ClassFlow feature and why do you love it?" Below you'll find three responses from the ClassFlow Community. Andrea Tolley, ClassFlow...

It is quite easy to get caught up in what is new and trendy in education, and often those trends are just that, trends. I heavily weigh moving forward with anything new, as I must see true instructional value in the changes I make to the classroom. Flexible learning spaces have been on my radar for awhile, and last year I had the opportunity to make it a reality in my K-5 technology classroom. My view of the flexible classroom may...

Our ClassFlow team has noticed a recent increase in inquiries related to the ClassFlow Google Chrome App. In the spirit of best meeting the needs of our audience, we decided to reach out to Emma Leacy, Head of User Engagement, to share a little more about the ClassFlow Google Chrome App. Through this blog, Emma Leacy shares three simple steps to help our educators leverage the best of both worlds, Google & ClassFlow. Who hasn’t heard of Google?! I suspect you...

The dog pictured to the right is my dog, Boji. He was named after one of my favorite areas in Iowa – Lake Okoboji. I rescued Boji, a scared little Schnoodle, 5 years ago. As an educator I was bound and determined to train him to be a therapy dog for our area STARS K9 Program. After much training, Boji received his American Kennel Club (AKA) Canine Good Citizen Award and passed his disposition test to be admitted into the program....

Have you ever had that student who was mortified to be pulled from class to be tested? Or maybe experienced the situation where a student knew, and other students knew, that a different version of a test was being given to a select few? Do you ever wonder how you would feel if you were put in that student’s shoes? Trying to give out different versions of a test or assignment can be a challenge for teachers and embarrassing for...

If you have been to an educational technology conference in the last 5 years, you have seen more and more emphasis placed on coding and robotics with robots making an appearance in conference sessions, at after hour gatherings, and certainly in the vendor hall. This is simply a reflection of what is happening in the private sector. In 2015, it was reported that there was $71 billion spent globally on robotic applications, a figure that is expected to more than...

Recently, our ClassFlow Marketplace team had the opportunity to visit The Museum School of Avondale Estates in Decatur, GA. While visiting, we had the opportunity to sit down with Founding Principal and Executive Director of the National Association of Museum Schools, Katherine Kelbaugh, for a quick Q and A session. Q: Tell us about The Museum School’s model. A: The Museum School (TMS) of Avondale Estates, is the only museum school in Georgia, though there are about 45 museum schools across the...