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Friday, September 28, 2012

Eduwizards

Eduwizards is a new site for finding online tutors.  This is a done by basing tutors on reviews by students.  Also, there is a nice interactive whiteboard as well audio technology for tutors/students to use when interacting w/ each other.

I recommend checking out Eduwizards by clicking here!!

For my Pinterst board for Online Tutoring & Teaching click here.

United Classrooms

United Classrooms is a wonderful site that I juts found out about from Richard Byrne's excellent blog.  This is a very ambitious site that allows teachers to create a class profile page.  These profiles can contain, lessons, assignments, notes, messages, and more.  These profile pages can then be shared w/ others such as parents or even classrooms around the world.  A teacher has the ability to monitor anything on their board which is ideal for education.  Another great feature is the ability for students from other classes to post on boards to collaborate w/ others.

I highly recommend checking out United Classrooms by clicking here!!!

9 Slides

9 Slides is a wonderful site for creating stunning presentations.  This is done by simply uploading a presentation/slides, upload a video (ideal for narration), and then synching them together.  This is great for professional development, introducing a new subject, or even using on a mobile device.  Also, users can "lock" presentations down and even track usage statistics.  Finished presentations can be shared easily through a URL or by embedding into a site or blog.
I highly recommend checking out 9 Slides by clicking here!!!

9 Slides is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beeclip EDU

Beeclip EDU is a wonderful site for students or teachers to create digital scrapbooks.  These scrapbooks are simple to create through a user friendly drag-n-drop interface.  Also, finished scrapbooks can be shared w/ others by embedded into a site.  Best of all, there is a educational portal which allows teachers to create/monitor students as well as their projects (no student email account is necessary).

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

*Beeclip is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SpellingCity

SpellingCity is the premiere website for Spelling & Vocabulary around.  This site is great for teachers due to it's educational portal which allows teachers to create student accounts.  Also, on SC teachers can create word lists which interact w/ their educational learning games.  Some other nice features which can be found are: lesson plans, tutorial videos, printables, and more.  Finally, there is a new free iOS app which interacts w/ the Spelling City website.

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

*SpellingCity is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a site that I blog about quite a bit and am very exciting.  This is a great site for triggering students love of writing for grades 3rd-8th.  This is done in in a safe online environment where students collaborative create a book then vote on which chapters should be included in the finished product.  Best of all there is a teacher portal in the works that will allow for no student accounts w/out requiring an email address.

Starting now any new teacher that creates a BoomWriter account now gets one free copy of their book to share w/ their class.

Read below for more info...

"Let your students work collaboratively to write a book using BoomWriter, a 100% free and easy to use education technology, and we’ll publish it and give you one free copy to share with your class.  We’ll even pay for the shipping!  This will be a great opportunity for you to integrate more literacy and technology into your instruction while also providing a chance for your students to become published authors.  The students will love seeing all of their names in a real published book that they worked together to create!  Register now for free at http://www.boomwriter.com/schools and get your students writing that book!"

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

BoomWriter is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Edshelf

Edshelf is one of my favorite sites to come around in 2012!!  This is an excellent place for teacher to curate the web into "shelves" of their favorite Ed Tech resources.  These resources can have images, videos, links, and more.  Users have the ability to review, rate, and share their resources as well.  Also, Edshelf is hard at work at an innovative site design that will enrich the users experience.

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

*Edshelf is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Study Champs

Study Champs is an excellent site that I found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  This is an excellent site for online interactive quizzes for Math, English, and Science.  Also, this site offers a variety of educational resources such as: tutorials, games, printables, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Study Champs by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.


Monday, September 24, 2012

New Class Dojo

The New Class Dojo has just been released.  To check out this sleek new look as well as new features, first login, then goto this URL... http://teach.classdojo.com/newux.

The new features include:

  • easier navigation
  • mass PDF download
  • share a students report w/ more then one parent
  • and more...
Also, I like how easy it is to print out student logins as well as view a student video and use a mobile device.

I highly recommend checking out Class Dojo by clicking here!!!

Tioki

Tioki is a professional network for educators that reminds me of a cross between a Ning network and Linkedin.  This is a great place for educators to create a profile, display their skills, and find/collaborate w/ other educators.  What makes Tioki nice are the innovative features such as: interactive whiteboard, the ability to demo a lesson, or the ability to create a event.

I highly recommend checking out Tioki by clicking here!!

For my Pinterest board on Social Networks for Education click here.

Loopster

Loopster is a new (beta) site that I found out about from David Andrade's wonderful blog.  This is a nice online video editor that allows users to upload, edit, and share their videos for free.

I recommend checking out Loopster by clicking here!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Miracle of Life

The Miracle of Life is visually one of the most beautiful iPad apps I've see to date.  This app is designed for kids 12 on up or for those Health teachers or educators teaching conception and human development.  This is done in a very engaging way that allows users to interact as they explore how an egg becomes fertilized and develops inside a woman's body.  Also, it covers the development of a baby into a mature adult.  Another nice feature is the ability to switch languages to Spanish.

I highly recommend checking out Miracle of Life for those looking to teach this educational and important subject, by clicking here!!

To check out my Pinterest board of Educational iOS apps click here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

10 Sites for Teaching/Learning a Foreign Language

This blog gets readers from around the the world.  A lot of them are teachers of ESL/EFL/ELL and teach or know foreign languages.  This posted is dedicated to those teachers of foreign languages as I hope these sites will be of some benefit to them.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

10 Sites for Teaching/Learning a Foreign Language

  1. Duolingo -  Is an interesting site that allows users to translate text from the web.  Sentences are given to users at their own learning pace and Duolingo supplies words w/ images to reinforce learning.
  2. Imendi - A nice site to learn 8 foreign languages through 12 lessons that incorporates flash card style games.
  3. Instreami - A innovative site for learning a language through the use of digital video.
  4. Learn a Language - A great site for learning a variety of languages through the use of online games, activities, and more.
  5. Lingt Classroom - A great site w/ educational portal that allows teachers to create voice based assignments.
  6. Lyrics Gap - Is a fun site for learning a language by filling in the missing words of a song.  A user can even create their own exercises by selecting what word to be omitted and then sharing a link.
  7. Memrise - A good site for learning a variety of subjects including foreign languages through an innovative flash card system.
  8. Nabber - A nice collaborative site that allows user to search for a word/term and finding translations/suggestions left by others.
  9. Nulu Languages - A excellent site for learning a foreign language through online translations of current events and use of flashcards.  Also, has an educational portal for student tracking.
  10. Word Steps - A great way to learn foreign language words by creating words list w/ images and audio.  Words Steps also has a mobile app which is ideal for learning on the go.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stop Frame Animator

Stop Frame Animator is a fun site that uses stop motion techniques to create an animated video.  This is done by choosing from a wide variety and introducing characters and objects.  These items can then be moved around the screen to create a stop motion movie.

I highly recommend checking out Stop Frame Animator by clicking here!!

Thanks to Richard Byrne's blog for the tip.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Photo Raster

Photo Raster is a nice new (beta) online photo editor which allow users lots of tools to choose from such as: paint, filter, layers, and more.  Also, users can crop and resize their images as well as saving and downloading.

I highly recommend checking out Photo Raster by clicking here!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Storyboard That

Storyboard That is a cool new site for creating fun looking storyboards.  This is done through a very easy to use interface and by dragging-n-dropping clipart into frames.  These stories can also be collaborated on and are great for sharing/presenting ideas.

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Google Course Builder

Google Course Builder has been causing quite the buzz on the internet today (besides the iPhone 5).  This is a nice free tool for designing educational courses, tools, materials, videos, etc.  It pretty much can be for anything centered around education.  While this is a free a tool it does require some knowledge of HTML and Javascript.

For more information on Google Course Builder click here.

In Touch Teacher

In Touch Teacher is a new (beta) site that I just found out about.  This is an excellent communication tool for teachers to stay in touch w/ parents in a secure environment.  This is done by registering and creating a class that only invited parents can join.  A teacher can then keep parents up to date through: online calendars, digital notes, photos, and even sign-up sheets.

I highly recommend checking out In Touch Teacher by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

InfuseLearning

Wow, Wow, and more Wows.  InfuseLearning is a learning response system that is ideal for any BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program.  This is a free site that works on mobile devices and allows teachers to quiz or poll students in public or private classrooms.  A private classroom is ideal for CIPA compliance and allows teachers to create student accounts.  Also, teachers can include images in their questions.  Another great feature is IL allows for differentiation by translating or speaking text.

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

Check out Richard Byrne's blog for a more detailed review by clicking here!!!

Class Dojo app

Class Dojo one of my favorite new sites has just released a free iOS app that integrates fully w/ their website.  As w/ CD this is a super user friendly app to use and has a great look.  A teacher can now manage student behavior from their iOS device and even use it to select random students (via button or shaking device).

I highly highly recommend checking out Class Dojo's free iOS app by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board for educational iOS apps click here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chegg

Chegg is a wonderful site to buy, sell, or rent text books.  Also, it has a innovative academic hub which helps students w/ course work, a planner, textbook solutions, and more.  Chegg also has a very nice feature which helps students w/ their homework by searching textbooks or by entering a question and getting answers in an interactive community.

I highly recommend checking out Chegg for homework help.

*Chegg is a paid advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

InstaEDU

InstaEDU is a new (beta) site for online tutoring.  This is an ideal site for educators looking to tutor and for HS/College looking for course help.  Also, this is a nice site for SAT prep.

I recommend checking out InstaEDU by clicking here!!

For my Pinterest board on Online Tutoring click here.

Monday, September 3, 2012

LearnStreet

LearnStreet is a new (beta) site for learning how to code.  Right now it is in private beta so you can request an invite.  A person can learn, Javascript, Python, Ruby and more.

I recommend checking out LearnStreet by clicking here.

For 15 sites for learning how to program or code click here.