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Monica Burns

Author & Speaker, ADE , Founder of ClassTechTips.com

Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and integrated co-teaching settings, she used iPads one to one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia and Channel One News. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom available from Corwin Publishing in March 2016.

Monica visits school across the country to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Monica is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Hunter College, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership at Lamar University.

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Posts

  • Classroom Technology

    Putting Learning First With New Tech Tools

    Five areas you can focus on to ensure that the digital tools transforming education serve your learning objectives.
  • Literacy

    Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

    Four tips for taking advantage of apps and other tools to encourage students to read.
  • Technology Integration

    5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

    Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.
  • Mobile Learning

    Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

    These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

    Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.
  • Technology Integration

    6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

    The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents.
  • Technology Integration

    6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

    Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, recognizing that written storytelling doesn't come easily to every child, has hunted down six iPad apps that will bring fun and creative challenge to learning this essential real-world skill.
  • Mobile Learning

    Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Apps

    10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

    Choose from among these options—all free!—to develop a system for staying on top of student work, lesson plans, and resource ideas.
  • Mobile Learning

    Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Mobile Learning

    14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

    Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.
  • Mobile Learning

    Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Mobile Learning

    Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

    Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
  • Formative Assessment

    Tech-Based Formative Assessment

    Check for understanding in a meaningful and sustainable way with these assessment tools.
  • Technology Integration

    Create Engaging Presentations With Free iPad Apps

    Whether improving on the traditional slide show or inspiring new adventures in information design, these free iPad tools help you capture attention and share information.