Thursday, May 28, 2020

Otus for Remote Learning

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed.  Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more.  The sleek new design, allows for easier functionality, a brighter customizable color interface, and real-time analytics and third party integration (i.e. Khan Academy), and of course Otus Worksheets.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Otus by clicking here!!!

For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

*Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

HeadUP

HeadUp is a excellent new site for digital storytelling that I just found out about.  Once a user signs up they can create dynamic looking stories that contains, images, videos, links, and more.  Finally, HeadUP can be translated into 5 different languages and others can comment, rate, and share digital stories.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out HeadUP by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Super Teacher Worksheets & I Know It for Online Learning

Two of my favorite sites for finding educational games, actives, worksheets, and more, has just recently made their sites free for educators/students during school closures.  More info from their following press release...

I Know It (iknowit.com) is a popular math practice site for students in grades K through 5.  IKI features over 500 Common Core aligned math lessons.  Normally it's a subscription service for schools, but it's being offered for free to teachers and schools during the COVID-19 outbreak.

More information, and to sign up for free access:  
https://www.iknowit.com/

AND

Super Teacher Worksheets has over 16,000 printable resources for students in grades K through 5.  STW is offering temporary, full access via shared account to teachers affected by virus-related closures. 

Log in with the information below:

username:  temporaryaccess

password: stayhealthy

url:  superteacherworksheets.com

*Super Teacher Worksheets and I Know It are advertisers of Technology Tidbits.

Litehouse

Litehouse is an innovative new site for creating stunningly beautiful digital stories.  Litehouse incorporates a easy-to-use story editor that lets users add: text, audio, images, maps, are more to create a dynamic story.  Once the story is created it can then she be shared, exported, or downloaded for others to view.

I highly recommend checking out Litehouse by clicking here!!!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Curiscope

Curiscope is a wonderful company that makes augmented reality posters and tee's for education.  These are great learning tools for the classroom that shows student's different aspects of Science through augmented reality.

Below is a brief demo of an AR poster...



I highly recommend checking out Curiscope by clicking here!!!


Circly

*Circly's collaboration features make it an ideal tool for "remote learning" while schools are closed down due to the virus.  Students can even use it to do group projects from home.

Circly is a wonderful new graphic organizers that educators can use to brainstorm, manage tasks, create collaborative group projects, Venn diagrams and more.  Circly, is uses a drag-n-drop interface making it easy to use as well as lets the user change colors of circles to maximize data points.  Finally, the most unique feature of Circly lets users collaborate in real-time w/ built-in video caller lets user work in groups remotely.  This is a great feature for educators looking to do more group
projects as well work w/ peers remotely.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Circly by clicking here!!!

Circly's latest press release details how they can help classrooms get over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

15 Online Summer Learning Opportunities

It's that time of year again for my annual list of online summer learning opportunities or programs.  This is especially prevalent w/ the COVID-19 "double whammy" that is happening w/ school closures around the world, economic downturn, and high possibility of summer learning loss for students.  These programs help fill a gap that sometimes is lacking over the summer months and best of all can be done at the comfort from home.

*This list is in alphabetical order

15 Online Summer Learning Opportunities

  1. BoomWriter Haunt - A Summer writing club that uses BW's unique interactive story-writing process to create entertaining collaborative stories.
  2. Brain Chase - Is a online five week program for grades 2nd-8th.  This adventure has students working in the subjects of Math, Reading, Writing, and more, while watching animated episodes and solving educational problems.
  3. Coding With Kids - A wonderful online summer camp that teaches kids of all ages how to code using Scratch, Minecraft, and more.
  4. CodeWizardsHQ - A great place to learn how to code in a 3 week online class.
  5. Connected Camps - An innovative online camp for students wanting to learn STEM skills such as coding, media, collaboration, and more through the use of Minecraft.
  6. Connections Learning - A nice collection of technology related online courses for Math and reading grades K-8th.
  7. Edgenuity - A great program for districts K-12 that offers at school classes or "virtual" through their online instructors.
  8. fueleducation - A excellent online program for grades 6-12 w/ a wide variety of courses teaching any number of subjects.
  9. GoNoodle (Camp GoNoodle) - A fun and free online program that has students learning through play and other various educational activities.
  10. ID Tech - A fun online camp for students wanting to learn STEM skills such as: coding, game development, robotics, and more.
  11. K5 Learning - A online Reading and Math program for grades K-5th w/ real time results and detailed reports.
  12. K12 - A robust online summer school program w/ lotos of electives for students grades 6th-12th.
  13. Outschool - A fantastic online platform for students ages 3-18 looking to learn a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Minecraft, physics, panio, etc.)
  14. Time4Learning - A fun online program for grades PreK-8th in the subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
  15. Treca - An 8 week course for grades 9-12.  Treca offers a wide range of online courses such as: Math, Science Social Studies, and more.