Monday, October 24, 2016

Radly the Readbot

Radly the Readbot is the wonderful new online game from RoomRecess.  This game is designed for grades 3rd-6th and focuses on different Reading skills such as: vocabulary, cause & effect, making inferences, and more.  Radly, is a fun platform style game where a student controls the robot and shoots the correct barrel/answer while trying to avoid enemies.  As they progress through the level they can collect gems to help power-up Radly.

I highly recommend checking out Radly the Readbot by clicking here!!!

Also, check out RoomRecess Halloween games by clicking here!!!

*RoomRecess is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

I Know It

I Know It is the excellent new (beta) site from Super Teacher Worksheets for interactive Math lessons grades K-5th.  This is a super fun easy to use site for practice on a wide range of topics, such as: place value, multiplication, counting coins, time, and more.  Best of all, I Know It, allows a user to use a certain number of "hints" to help solve a problem and it gives the correct response w/ reason for the wrong answers.

I highly recommend checking out I Know It by clicking here!!!

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes is an innovative site that lets teachers create "classrooms" where their students can read and interact w/ texts.  Student's are able to select through a wide variety of literature and then annotate the text.  This is helpful as they can take notes and pickup right where they left off when reading.  Best of all, the teacher tools allows educators to create quizzes to assess how students are doing and they can even track/manage their student accounts.  Educators are using Owl Eyes in a number of different ways such as: differentiating instruction or flipping a classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Owl Eyes by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

*Owl Eyes is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

EDpuzzle - School Channel

EDpuzzle the excellent free tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom/lessons and assess student learning, just released their "School Channel".  This channel allows teachers to share/
copy other video lessons from their colleagues.

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

Below is a brief demo...

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


iCivics is a fantastic site for learning about Civics through Game Based Learning.  Best of all, iCivics has an educational portal that allows educators to create and manage student accounts.  Also, teachers can create assignments such as games/webquests and track student performance w/ detailed reports.  Finally, a educator can create a forum or message board to engage students in online discussions and send out class announcements.

Here is a bit more on iCivics features...

  • Lessons: Print-and-go lesson plans make civic learning fun, relevant, and easy. Lessons may include PowerPoints, and ALL are aligned to state standards. 
  •  Webquests: Our webquests help students connect civics concepts to the real world with readings and questions that link to specific web resources. Webquests can be used on individual computers or by the whole class using a projector or a smart board 
  • Games: Expand the learning experience for your students by putting them in the action. Each game is accompanied by a teacher guide with tips for game play, pre– and post-game discussion questions and ideas for additional activities. 
  •  Drafting Board: Guide your students through the process of producing a clear and polished argumentative essay. This blended learning tool brings the skills of writing persuasively together with civic topics that matter to your students. 
I highly recommend checking out iCivics by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review check out Graphite.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Answerables the innovative educational tool that combines the best features of game based learning w/ a learning management system has just released their free iPad app.  Answerables is being used by educators in a variety of ways from collaborating w/ other classes, to browsing the web, all in a secure 3D virtual environment.

Answerables is used as a:

• Virtual classroom 
• Lesson planner
• Learning manager 
• Quest creator
• Resource manager 
• Web browser (managed)
• Social Network
• Student portfolio
• Presentation space

Features include:

• Multiplayer game environment
• Learning management system
• Quests and badges
• Assessment tools
• Analytics
• Resource/Content management system
• Web browser
• Secure audio/video streaming

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

*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Animatron Updates

Animatron the excellent free online tool for creating custom animations has just released a bunch of new updates.  Teachers and students are using these updates to creating stunning digital stories, for project based learning, collaborative projects, and much much more.

New Features

  • Lite Mode - Lite mode is a simplified version of the Animatron video editor.  This makes it easier for students to create video and control the length of a scene.
  • Appearance Effects - A user now has the ability to add a zoom in/out effect (i.e. fly in, draw, etc.) to an object.
  • Speech Bubbles - A great way to add a voice to a character by drag-n-dropping a speech bubble.
  • Whiteboard Animation - Anticipate what's going to be drawn next using this innovative tool to create explainer videos and more.
  • Voice Over - One of the best ways to tell a story is to record your own narration, this takes digital storytelling and presentations to the next level.
Finally, Animatron is always adding new characters, objects, scenes and more, to help make it more useful for their users.  In the future they'll have more collaboration tools, ability to import your own media, and more animation sets.

For more information on Animatron's latest update click here.

Below is a brief demo...

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

*Animatron is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.