It’s often said that teachers, teach from the heart. I love this quote by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, “I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed.” It defines our purpose as teachers and what we should be accomplishing in our classroom.   Imagine that you have several students not succeeding in your...

Curious about what we’ve been up to at ClassFlow? We have been working hard on the new release. Here’s a preview of the features we will be releasing after mid-August 2017! New Homepage: We’ve given a fresh look to the ClassFlow homepage, providing teachers with access to the Instant Whiteboard, quick polls, as well as the ability to quickly create lessons, activities, and assessments all in one place! Open Class: We are replacing “Ad hoc Class” with the “Open Class”...

Recently ClassFlow conducted a "Passion for Polling” contest where we asked our users to share stories on how they use the ClassFlow Polling feature to make lessons engaging. We were overwhelmed with the responses and wanted to share with you some of the best stories we received:   Sarah DeVan, 5th Grade, Maryland “I love using polling, especially when teaching math. The students can show their work when they solve problems and then when they all submit they can see multiple strategies and...

As we head into the school year, we asked our ClassFlow Ambassadors about the importance of teaching digital citizenship. Read on to see some of the responses we gathered and links to their lessons in the ClassFlow Marketplace. Eve Heaton, ClassFlow Ambassador It is almost the beginning of the school year and in preparation I have started making lessons that cover rules, expectations, and, yes, digital citizenship. In the past I used to leave digital citizenship to our computer lab teacher or guidance counselor....

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.   Eve Heaton, ClassFlow...