Project Based Learning

Monday, October 27, 2014


Biteslide is easily one of my favorite Web 2.0 sites for creating dynamic presentations (known as slide books) in a safe environment.  Biteslide is a fantastic site for creating presentations that can contain all types of media, such as: video, images, text, links and more.  Once a presentation is completed it can then be downloaded, printed out, or best of all embedded into another site/blog.  This is an ideal site to engage students, use for any subject, and great for educators as no student email is required (teachers create the student accounts).  Also, Biteslide can easily be used to Flip a Classroom or for Project Based Learning!!

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

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 in the Classroom click here.

*Biteslide is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Yogome Math Games

To celebrate Yogome's 2 year anniversary they are listing all their wonderful iOS/Android Math games/apps for free.  Yogome is one of my favorite companies for making fun beautiful looking iOS/Android apps starring their famous characters Yogotars.

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

Be sure to pick up these games if u haven't, as they are all free from Dec 18th-20th.

  • Math Heroes 1 - Basic Operations

  • Math Dojo 2 - Fun Subtractions for Kids

  • Math Dojo 3 - Fun Multiplications for Kids

  • Math Dojo 4 - Fun Divisions for Kids

  • *Yogome is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

    My Weather Book Pro Letter Tracing & Coloring Book

    My Weather Book Pro is a fun educational iOS app that kids can use for word/letter recognition by tracing words and coloring pictures.  This is done in a easy to use interface where parents can select which style (i.e. bold, dotted) of letters can be traced, while the child can select their pictures to be included in their coloring book.  After that by tapping on a picture in the coloring book a user can then access the coloring, brush, drawing/writing tools to interact w/ the picture.  Best of all there is a microphone button that will speak the highlighted word.  This helps w/ word recognition as well as build up a child's vocabulary around the weather.

    I highly recommend checking out My Weather Book Pro by clicking here!!!

    For more info check out Edshelf.

    Math File Folder Games

    Math File Folder Games is an excellent company for finding inexpensive or free educational iOS apps for Math.  These games are fun to play and high replay value being multi-player via bluetooth which allows players to play the same game on separate devices.  Also, MFFG games have interactive "whiteboards" to work out problems, scoring that can be emailed to parents/teachers, and more.

    Here is a list of their games...

    5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

    5 Dice Order of Operations Game Icon5 DIce app store
    (Cost: FREE!)
    5 Dice: Order of Operations Game is a math app intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing their order of operations. Read More Here

    4 Dice: Fraction Games

    5 DIce app store
    (Cost: $1.99)
    4 Dice: Fraction Games is a math app for middle school and upper elementary students. The goal of the game is to present fractions in a way that is both conducive to learning and fun. Read More Here

    Ordered Fractions: Comparing & Ordering Fractions

    Ordered Fractions app store
    (Cost: $1.99)
    Ordered Fractionsgame begins by pressing the button that rolls the dice. Students then insert these numbers into the boxes on the board, which creates the fractions. Students then position the fractions in ascending order by comparing fractions. Read more here

    Grid Lines: Ordered Pair Game

    iPhone Icon Grid Lines
    Grid Lines app store
    (Cost: $1.99)
    Grid Lines is a Battleship-style math app used to teach students the coordinate plane. Students will get practice plotting points on a coordinate plane by playing a game similar to Battleship. Read more here

    Tangram Chess: Transformation Games
    Tangram Chess IconTangram Chess
    (Cost: $1.99)
    Tangram Chess For Kids, Translations (slides), Rotations (turns) and Reflections (flips). Every game of Tangram Chess has its own story. Some are long-drawn out strategic affairs; others can be quick, but complicated, tactical battles. The winner is the player who can out-think his or her opponent, and make the best plans for attack and defence. Read more here

    Skip Math: Skip Counting Games

    skip math iconGrid Lines app store(Cost: $0.99)
    Skip Math is a simple math game that helps practices skip counting. Skip Math is a a Doodle Jump style math game in which a girl or boy who jump from platform to platform counting by a certain number. Read more here

    Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure

    Icon Jacks Math
    Hi, my name is Jack. I know you have all heard of me before, I'm the guy who climbs an enormous beanstalk to retrieve the princesses amulet. But today I would like to tell you the real story of HOW I was actually able to accomplish such a feat.  Read more here
    *MathFileFolderGames is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits


    PICME is a nice free iPad app where kids "star" in their very own digital story.  The way this works is by using the camera of the iPad snapping a pic of your kid, cropping it, and then dragging it onto the main stories character.  Once your image is in place, it is time to interact w/ the story as a user goes through an educational adventure.  A student can read along as words are highlighted, touch any object/text on screen, and even interact w/ a musical piano.

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

    For more info check out Edshelf.

    For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.

    Friday, October 24, 2014


    Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System).  It reminds me of Second Life but geared more toward kids w/ their fantasy/SciFi environment.  The game takes place in the 3D virtual world of Answerables on a planet called Proxima, where the native Ansibles (students) encounter an alien race.

    What makes this so great for education that is the safe/COPPA compliant environment that Answerables provides.  This is an ideal place for students to collaborate w/ others and develop their social learning skills.  Answerables provides windows (i.e. Second Life) to view the web, go on quests, etc.  The student dashboard allows students to track their quests, notifications, events, PODS (Personal Online Development Spaces), and more.

    Educators can create a lesson/POD (manage permissions), create webquests, internet scave
    nger hunts, host live events, and best of all "Gamify" their lesson.  This is great for introducing a new concept, guided/differentiated instruction, and even "Flipping" a classroom.  Also, teachers (parents too) can track/monitor student progress, share and view resources by collaborating w/ other educators, and even setup tutoring courses where they set their own rate.

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

    Below is a brief demo that has to be seen to be believed...

    For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

    *Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


    Otus is a innovative new mobile learning system for the iPad.  This is an excellent free easy to use tool that educators around the world are using to seamlessly integrate technology into their classroom.  W/ the free iPad app educators can track assignments, assess students, poll, browse the web, take attendance, and more.  It is a complete all-in-one solution for the mobile learning environment.  Educators can even "flip" a lesson for at home instructions.  Also, the simple to use split-screen allows students to take notes while working on assignments.

    Below is a brief demo video...

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

    *Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.