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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Storyboard That Timelines

Storyboard That the innovative site for creating storyboards, digital lessons/storytelling, project based learning, and more, has just released an update that allows users to create timelines.  All a student/teacher has to do is create a new storyboard and select timeline.  They then have the option to add a date, text, image, or select one of the many templates/styles of their choice (i.e web, t-chart, grid, etc.).  This is a simple and great way to make a timeline or graphic organizer.  Educators can use this to create templates and then have students fill it out online through Storyboard That's educational portal, making it a perfect tool to use for any subject or grade level.

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

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Prodigy Update

Prodigy is a fantastic free online Math game that is ideal for Game Based Learning.  This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-6th and is aligned to Common Core Standards.  Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting.  Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.  Teachers can modify the game to suit their needs and select which skills their students need to focus on too.  Also, Prodigy is browser based and works on any device (i.e iPad or Chromebook).

*Prodigy is now for 7th-8th grade too!!!
** Prodigy has added thousands of questions covering more than 150 new Math skills!!

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

For more information on the latest news from Prodigy click here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*Prodigy is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Matific

Matific is a great site for finding educational resources for Math in grades K-6th.  These resources include videos, worksheets, activities, and more w/ an educational portal that allows educators to track student progress.  Also, teachers are using this to assess students performance in Math and differentiate instruction.  There is even a free mobile (iOS/Android) app for El Ed math games.

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

Click here for the iOS app.
Click here for the Android app.

For a more detailed review check out Edshelf.

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Help Teaching

Help Teaching is an excellent site for educators looking for educational resources such as: online assessments, quiz/test creators, or printables and worksheets.  These resources are for grades PreK-12th, and organized by subject and grade.  Finally, Help Teaching offers online assessments in their own virtual private room.  This area is safe for students to take quizzes/tests where teachers can assess them in real-time.

I highly recommend checking out Help Teaching by clicking here!!!
For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Help Teaching is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Dino Dog

Dino Dog is a fun little iOS for kids 6-8 yrs old learning about dinosaurs.  Dino Dog has a dog and bear travel through an interactive cartoon experience digging up dinosaurs bones, cleaning them, and then assembling them to create dinosaurs.  There are over a dozen dinosaurs and four levels of each chapter of Dino Dog.  Finally, once a dinosaur is assembled it can then be kept in a student's very own virtual museum.

I highly recommend checking out Dino Dog by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle is vastly becoming one of the premiere web/iOS tools around for learning in the classroom.  This is fantastic free tool for editing a video, cropping, adding quizzes/polls, narration, etc. then embedding into site/blog.  It is being used to flip a classroom or lesson, Project Based Learning, grading/assessing, and even for differentiating instruction.  The educational portal allows students to sign-up w/out needing an email account and lets educators track student progress in real-time.

Due Date feature...

A while back EDpuzzle updated their fantastic site/app to integrate a "due date' by assigning it via drop down calendar to a video.  This helps students and educators organize their videos/lessons and see not only how far along an assignment is completed but when it is due as well.  An unfinished assignment can even be archived by the user.  I like how teachers can create their assignments before hand and assign it a "due date' to get a nice visual of what they class will be working on in the weeks ahead.

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

Below is a brief demo video...




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

For my Pinterest board on Flipping a Classroom click here.

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Zoom In

Zoom In is a wonderful new site for History teachers that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog.  Zoom In allows educators to create online classrooms to teach US History through interactive lessons.  These lessons have built in templates to help students' writing, built-in glossary, assessment tools, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Zoom In by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo video...