Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Channelkit

Channelkit is a new site for curating resources that reminds me of a cross between Pinterest and EduClipper.  This is a nice site that turns any type of media (i.e. file, links, images) into digital cards that can then be turned into a channel.  These "channels" can then be made public/private and shared w/ others via unique URL.

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

EDpuzzle - School Channel

EDpuzzle the excellent free tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom or lesson, just released their "School Channel".  This channel allows teachers to share/
copy other video lessons from their colleagues.  Right now, EDpuzzle is offering 5 copies to educators so they can try it out.

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

Below is a brief demo...



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Monday, August 22, 2016

GrammarFlip

GrammarFlip is an excellent site for students looking to practice and work on their Grammar.  The way this works is that a student watches a educational video on grammar (i.e. parts of a sentence, punctuation, etc) and then completes interactive exercises.  Not only is this ideal for self paced learning, but this can help educators differentiate instruction as well as "flip" a classroom/lesson.  Best of all are the detailed reports that gives real-time assessment for teachers.

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

WriteReader

WriteReader is an excellent learning tool for grades K-4 to help students w/ their Reading and Writing.  This is done through a educational portal where educators can create an account and then share a unique code for students.  Also, this portal allows for teachers to manage/monitor student accounts and track progress.  Best of all, there are lots of resources for educators such as: tutorials, lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards, and more.

WriteReader also allows students to create digital books in a safe environment (i.e. comment moderation, Google Safe image search, etc) and share them w/ others.

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

For WriteReader lesson plans click here.

Below is a brief demo...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Help Teaching

Help Teaching is an excellent site for educators, parents, and others looking for educational resources such as quiz/test creators, online assessments, or worksheets/printables.  These printables are for K-12 and cover a wide range of subjects.  Also, there is a test/virtual room where students can take online assessment and get results in real time.

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

*Help Teaching is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sangha

Sangha is a new (free) iOS app communications/calendar app for schools.  This is a great app that gives teachers/parents the same calendar across any platform.  This way educators can schedule anything they want (i.e. parent conferences), classroom reminders, etc. and then parents can sign up via a e-signature form.  Also, teachers can send messages w/ attachments as well as private message others and organizations.

To request a demo for Sangha click here.

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

Diffission EDU

Diffission EDU is a excellent new (free) iOS game for students to practice their Fraction skills.  Diffission EDU is a fun game aligned to Common Core Standards that has players slicing through shapes to form fractions.   Best of all is the teacher dashboard for tracking student progress as well as a "Challenge" mode to help modify a student's learning.

More info...

  • Partition shapes into parts w/ equal areas.  Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.
  • Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
For a more detailed review check out AppAdvice.

I highly recommend checking out Diffission EDU by clicking here!!!