Project Based Learning

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Bookopolis is a wonderful site for students to rate and review books in a safe environment.  It kind of reminds me of Shelfari but w/ an educational portal for teachers where they can track and review student's work.  This a great way to assign book reports, track reading logs, and more.

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog for the tip.

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 for Schools click here.


Chronicle is an unbelievable iPad app that educators are using for a wide variety of purposes to help w/ their best teaching strategies.  This is done by "chronicling" each student through Chronicle by a combination of audio/video notes, assessments, grade books, and much much more.  Also, Chronicle makes it easy to grade/assess students by color coded tracking, and innovative easy to use grade book, and provides a platform to effectively communicate w/ parents and other educators.

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

Below is a brief demo video...

*Chronicle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Noteflight is an excellent site w/ educational portal (COPPA compliant) that allows users to create and share music right in their browser.  This is an excellent resource for Music teachers looking to teach music notation and create online assignments in a safe environment.

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

For a more detailed review check out Graphite.

Below is a brief demo video...

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 for Schools click here.


Answerables is the innovative new platform that combines Game Based Learning w/ a Learning Management System to create a fun and safe platform into the virtual/digital world.  Answerables reminds me of a Second Life but geared more towards kids and more user friendly.  This is a great place for educators to assign digital lessons, and for students to learn through collaborating w/ others in a safe environment.  Also, this is a great place for educators to connect w/ others and even offer tutoring to students through this digital environment.

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

For Technology & Learning's review click here.

Below is a brief demo video...

*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Holiday Resources from PBS

Here is a cross post for holiday resources from PBS Learning Media.

Students use data and infographics to explore the changes in costs of ingredients for a typical Thanksgiving meal from one year to the next.
·         Thanksgivukkah | For grades 6-12
According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date.
·         Thanksgiving l For grades 3-12
This set of primary resources provides a window into the history of Thanksgiving, as well as a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.
There are also more videos, lesson plans and activities tied to the upcoming holiday season. If you’re working on any holidays articles, please let me know and we can send you more info on these (and many more!) from PBS LearningMedia:
Sid’s Holiday Adventure | For grades PreK-1 
Christmas | For grades 2-6
Hanukkah | For grades 2-6 
Kwanzaa | For grades 2-6  
New Year’s Eve | For grades 2-6

Why do we Cook? | For grades 6-12 


FluencyFinder is the amazing mobile (iOS/Android) app that every K-8/parent needs to assess their student's Reading fluency in real-time.  Not only does this app support multiple users ideal for class use, it stores data for easy use on multiple devices, as well as allow for Reading comprehension assessment.  Best of all, the latest update (v. 3.0) allows users to upload their very own Reading passages that they can use to assess students.  This is perfect to fit w/ any curriculum or Reading program.

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

*FluencyFinder is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Storyboard That

Storyboard That is one of my favorite new Web 2.0 sites for education.  This amazing site w/ educational portal allows educators to create/manage student accounts while creating fun and engaging assignments.  Educators around the world are using Storyboard That for project based learning, flipping a classroom, and much much more.  Students can easily create a storyboard and then convert it into a slideshow, find writing prompts, character maps, etc etc.  Best of all are all the Common Core aligned resources and lesson plans that teachers can look through and use to best figure out how to integrate Storyboard That into their classroom.

Finally, Storyboard That is a great place to create holiday cards.  All a user has to do is create a storyboard, save it, and upon printing select the option to print as that holiday (i.e, it only has the most recent holiday).  This would be a fantastic way to create Thanksgiving cards.

I highly recommend checking out Storytboard That by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 for Education click here.

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.