Thursday, November 15, 2018

10 Sites for Checking Plagiarism

"Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. (wikipedia)".  Plagiarism has been a "test of time" in schools dating back to the beginning of education.  However, technology has made it easier for teachers and student's to check for plagiarism and make sure that one's work is original, leading me to creating the following list...

*This list is in alphabetical order.

10 Sites for Checking Plagiarism

  1. BibMe - Not only does BibMe check for plagiarism, it checks for grammar allows for proper citation to prevent stealing other's work.
  2. EduBirdie - A free tool where a user can upload or copy/paste text into the submission field, to receive a report detailing what words and phrases are unique or "stolen" w/ listed sources.
  3. Grammarly - A great site where users can check for plagiarism and get recommendations for citations on sources that need to be properly credited.
  4. Noplag - A excellent online plagiarism, spell, and grammar checker for teachers and students.
  5. OuiWrite - An innovative all-in-one site that checks for plagiarism, but acts as a writing assistant for student's papers automatically searching/citing sources as they go along.
  6. PaperRater - A nice site for students want to check grammar, spelling, and plagiarism.
  7. PapersOwl - A convenient free plagiarism checker that students can use to detect their work and get detailed reports.
  8. PlagTracker - A wonderful site for uploading a document and then scanning for plagiarism w/ accurate reports.
  9. Plagiarisma - A simple little site for pasting in text to check for plagiarism.
  10. QueText - A fantastic site where a user can copy/paste or upload text to detect plagiarism and generate detailed reports.

Money Math Duel

Money Math Duel is a fun iOS game for helping students w/ Math and learn how to make change.  What makes Money Math Duel so unique as it lets kids play against each other while making it "fair" by allowing allowing players to customize their problems.  This lets students equalize the playing field by determine how much money they want to make change for.

I highly recommend checking out Money Math Duel by clicking here!!!

Reading Racer

Reading Racer is a new iOS app that I just had the pleasure of reviewing.  This is an excellent easy-to-use app that uses the mobile device's microphone to "listen" as a student speaks the words on the screen.  This is really innovative and separates Reading Racer from other educational apps on the market.

Reading Racer is designed for kids ages 5-8 and uses speech recognition as the user speaks the words/sentences as fast as they can.  The way this works is the student presses the microphone button and holds it down while speaking the word.  The words highlight as they are read and calculating how many in a row are read.  If a user takes their finger off the microphone the word is then read to help them along.  This continues as other characters race against them.  The better a student finishes the more points they get to help them unlock other racers and tracks.

This is a great educational app to use for Reading and Comprehension and to use Game Based Learning in the classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Reading Racer by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Storyboard That for Thanksgiving

Storyboard That the excellent learning tool that educators are using in a wide variety of ways (i.e. project based learning, graphic organizers, timelines, storyboard, etc.).  Storyboard That activities are great for telling the story of Thanksgiving, labeling different items, telling what you are "thankful" for and more.  Best of all, a teachers can copy the storyboard and use or edit it for creating their own template.

I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That's Thanksgiving activities by clicking here!!!

November Updates

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Math Castle

Math Castle is an excellent iOS app for basic Math skills (i.e addition, multiplication, etc.).  Math Castle follows a fun fantasy theme, as students try to defend their castle from a dragon by answering equations.  Also, Math Castle has over 80 levels and generates details reports to help track student progress,  This is a great app to integrate game based learning into the classroom as well as help differentiate instruction.

I highly recommend checking out Math Castle by clicking here!!!

Super Teacher Worksheets for Veterans Day

Super Teacher Worksheets educators everywhere are using for printables, worksheets, puzzles, activities, and much much more.  Also, all items are labeled if they are aligned to Common Core Standards and there are even generators/wizards for users to create their very own worksheets/puzzles/etc.  Best of all, teachers can use STW for any subject and browse through 1000's of educational resources that can work for them.

Recently, STW released their ideas on how to use their resources for Veteran's Day.  Students can now easily make cards, do word searches, and much more.

I highly recommend checking out Super Teacher Worksheets for Veteran's Day by clicking here!!!

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Math Run: Panda Chase

Math Run: Panda Chase is a super fun iOS app for grades K-5th learning basic Math skills (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.)  This game follows the familiar "running" game-style and has students avoiding obstacles while solving Math problems.  Also, there are lots of characters and levels to unlock to enhance replay value.  Best of all, Math Run is tracks students progress, generates detailed reports, and is aligned to Common Core Standards.

I highly recommend checking out Math Run: Panda Chase by clicking here!!!