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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Writer

Book Writer is a fantastic iOS app that I've had the opportunity to test out.  This app is ideal for digital storytelling and reminds me a bit of Mixbook.  What makes this app so great is how easy it is to use and the ability for students to export their digital book into an ebook (to be read in iBooks) or PDF.  Also, a user can not only upload text and images but video as well.  This is such a great way to integrate technology into a curriculum and being on an iOS device, great for mobile learning!!

I highly recommend checking out Book Writer by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.
For my Edshelf collection for Digital Storytelling click here.

TypeKids

TypeKids is an excellent site for educators introducing Typing/Keyboarding to students.  This is a fantastic way for students to learn how to type in a fun and safe environment.  There are 30 online lessons for students to complete and as they progress through the program they unlock educational games to reinforce their learning.

Below is a brief demo...



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

SpellingCity

SpellingCity is easily the best site around for Spelling & Vocabulary.  A teacher can create word lists and then import then into educational games to help students w/ their Spelling/Vocabulary skills.  Also, a teacher can browse through other word lists and find lots of educational resources such as printables and videos.  Finally, there are portable apps for Android & iOS to aid in mobile learning.

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

*SpellingCity is a advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, July 29, 2013

9Slides

9Slides one of my favorite sites/apps for "flipping the classroom" has just announced the release of their free Windows8 app.  This is a great way for teachers to create interactive educational presentations for students, by adding audio/video narration to any kind of presentation (PPT, Keynote, PDF, etc.)

I highly recommend checking out the Windows8 app by clicking here!!!

For my Top 10 Sites for Flipping a Classroom click here.

*9Slides is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Level it Books

Level it Books is a site/app I've covered in the past and is one of the most handy educational iOS apps I've come across in a long time.  This fantastically simple app to use allows educators, parents, librarians, scan a book's ISBN and get a Reading level for that book.  Also, this app allows educators to keep a digital bookshelf of their classes books and manage their students to see their students Reading Level w/ a click of a button.

I highly recommend checking out Level it Books by clicking here!!!

*Level it Books is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lost Function

The Lost Function is a fascinating 3D Math adventure game in a virtual world that is launching a Kickstarter campaign to add voice-over to their game.  This is a game where students interact w/ other characters while trying to solve Math equations/problems to advance in the storyline.  Right now the game consists of a wide variety of Math topics such as: fractions, decimals, graphing, and more.  Also, this game relates to Common Core Standards and uses a wide variety of questions types (ie, fill in the blank, multiple choice, etc.).

"The Kickstarter campaign is to help students with vision impairments, emotional/behavior disorders, dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD, struggling readers, and English as a second language (ESL/ELL)."

I recommend checking out their campaign by clicking here, which goes live Tuesday.

To view/download the game click here.

For a brief demo view the video....

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mathbreakers

Crystal Mathematics is an ambitious and innovative new educational site for Math.  CM is geared for students 4th-8th grade (could change) and immerses them in an interactive 3D environment to help learn Math.  This is a user-generated classroom where students can create puzzles/levels, design monsters, and more.  Also, CM focuses on basic Math skills such as: factoring, fractions, addition, etc.

For more information view this brief demo....



I highly recommend checking out Crystal Mathematics by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Online Games click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Educational Online Games click here.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Talkzilla

Talkzilla is an interesting free iOS app for making international calls.  This app/service allows for very low rate international calls while interacting w/ an animated avatar.  As a person uses the app they can earn rewards/cookies that levels up their avatar to unlock special "bonuses".  The aspect of an avatar makes this a fun app for the younger audience as well for students abroad who are looking for something other then Skype or Google Hangouts.

I recommend checking out Talkzilla by clicking here!!

Math File Folder Games

Math File Folder Games is a company that makes fantastic iOS Math apps.  These apps are all very easy to use, can be used to create 21st Math Centers in the classroom, and are bluetooth enabled for multi-player use on multiple devices.  Also, these apps have the ability to email a parent or teacher their students/kids results to track how well they are doing.  These games are a great way to reinforce learning and "flip the classroom".

Here are a list of the games:

  • 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. 
  • 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
  • Ordered Fractions game 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
For more information or download Math File Folder Games click here!!!

*Math File Folder Games is a advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vizalizer

Vizalizer is a new site I learned about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog that is great for creating infographics.  This is a social network where people can create and share infographics and get data on a wide variety of topics.

I highly recommend checking out Vizalizer by clicking here!!

Below is a brief demo...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video).  Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school.  With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom".

For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

** I will not be including Khan Academy in this list due to the assumption that a "Flipped Classroom" and Kahn Academy go hand-in-hand.

Top 10 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Classroom

  1. 9Slides - A wonderful way for teachers to create an interactive/guided presentation for their students "flipped learning".
  2. Answer Pad - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use w/ their mobile devices or browser to gauge student's learning.
  3. Ask3 - A fantastic iPad app for turning your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.  This allows for a teacher to create guided lessons (by adding text/drawing/narration) that students can view at home.  Students can then use the app in class to answer each other questions before asking the teacher, while teachers can use it to assess student's learning.
  4. BoomWriter - A excellent innovative site that allows students engage their creativity by completing chapters of a book/story and then having other students vote on which one should be included in the finished product.  Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered turning students into published writers.
  5. Educreations - A terrific iPad app that is very similar to Ask3 as it turns the iPad into a recordable whiteboard.  However, a teacher can not only create a bunch of guided lessons, they can also post them on the web for their students to view at home for "flipped learning".
  6. GoClass - A wonderful iPad/web tool that allows educators to create lessons and then assess students learning in real-time.  Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.
  7. Knowmia - Is one of the most popular sites/apps for creating and searching for video lessons for students.  Simply put, Knowmia is one of the best and easiest ways to "flip a classroom".
  8. Math File Folder Games - A great site/company for educational iOS Math games that can be used to create 21st Century "Math Centers".  This is a great way to use educational apps to reinforce "flipped learning".
  9. MentorMob - A fantastic site for educators to create guided learning playlists that students can use at home for self learning.  One of the best sites around for creating a "Flipped Classroom".
  10. Nearpod - A terrific all-in-one solution for mobile devices in education.  Teachers can use it to create engaging lessons that students can do from home.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Little Story Maker

Little Story Maker is a excellent iOS app for digital storytelling.  This is a great little (no pun intended) app that allows students to import their pics and then type text and record their voice to that pic to tell a story.  Best of all are the settings that will allow text to be highlighted as it being said.  This is great for those learners learning to read.

I highly recommend checking out Little Story Maker by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Digital Storytelling click here.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Math Heroes 1 - Basic Operations

Math Heroes 1 is a excellent iOS app for students learning basic Math skills such as: addition, multiplication, division, and subtraction.  As w/ all Yogome games this app is beautiful designed filled w/ their stunning animated characters.  Math Heroes is a fighting-style game where users learn skills by solving basic equations.  As they progress further through the game not only do they unlock secret items and more levels (5 different mini-games), they learn new "fighting" moves.  This makes for a fun and engaging game w/ high replay value for kids.  Best of all the game remembers where a student leaves off and parents can monitor their kids through email updates.

I highly recommend checking out Math Heroes 1 by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board of Educational iOS apps click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Educational iOS apps click here.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a site I just learned about from Free Technology 4 Teachers that is a fun educational Math resource for parents.  This is a nice site for K-8th grade students looking to do Math exercises at home.  Bedtime Math has a wide collection of resources such as: a iOS app, daily math problem, and more.

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

For my Top 50 Math Sites & Apps click here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Speech Therapy for Apraxia - Words

Speech Therapy for Apraxia is a Special Ed iPad app for helping children/adults w/ speech problems such as Apraxia.  This is a beautifully designed easy to use app which is to be used w/ Parents and Speech Therapist to help children develop their speech.  This is done by selecting different word groups and patterns and listening to the words and sounding them out.  As a user proceeds they progress through 9 different levels motor/speech articulation or they can choose what level they want to work.  Best of all their is progress tracking w/ detailed instructions on how best to use this app.

I highly recommend checking out Speech Therapy for Apraxia by clicking here!!!

Gummii

Gummii is a new (private Alpha) site/app for Math that is currently in development.  This looks to be a fascinating and innovative iOS app for helping students learn Math in an engaging way.  This is done through a 3D environment similar to Minecraft where students create an avatar and are assisted on adventure w/ a robot sidekick.  Throughout this adventure users will earn currency to progress further through their worlds as well as solve Math equations in a wide variety of areas, such as: addition, subtraction, fractions, etc.  However, these games use differentiated instruction through a unique "Learning Engine" that tailors learning to each individual student.

Below is a brief intro demo...



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

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a widely popular free Web 2.0 site/app that is being used by educators throughout the world.  This is a fantastic tool for managing student behavior as well as engaging students in an innovative way.  The way this works is quite simple as a teacher w/ a click of a button can add negative or positive reinforcement to a student's profile.  This is a great way to manage/track student behavior as well as the ability to generate reports and email parents.  Also, there is an excellent free iOS app that works great for teachers w/ mobile devices.

Finally, there are some great resources for teachers to use and share for professional development or w/ the rest of their staff or parents to learn about ClassDojo such as:

  • printables - explanatory handouts w/ images
  • posters
  • presentations
  • letters for parents
  • pictures
  • introductory video for students
I highly recommend checking out ClassDojo by clicking here!!!

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tangram Chess

Tangram Chess is the latest educational iOS Math app by Math File Folder Games.  This is a fantastic app for teaching different aspects of Math such as: translations, rotations, and reflections.  The way this works is simple a student can play one player or two (on same device or via bluetooth on separate devices) and try to move move their shapes from one side of the chess board to the other.  They do this by using translations, rotations, and reflections to move their shapes and reconstruct their image on the other side of board.

As w/ all Math File Folder Games they are bluetooth enabled for multi-player across separate devices as well as the option to email scores to parents/teachers so they can monitor progress.  Also, all games are aligned to common core standards and are printable to be used w/ the whole class.

I highly recommend checking out Tangram Chess by clicking here.

For my Top 50 Math Sites & Apps click here.

*Math File Folder Games is a advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, July 15, 2013

StoryLines for Schools

StoryLines for Schools is an innovative iOS app that helps students generate their creativity as well as build up their Vocabulary and sentence building skills.  The way this works is a similar to a game of "telephone" where a person types a sentence of a story and then is followed by another drawing a picture to that sentence.  The next person then titles that image and the process continues till the storyline is complete.

I highly recommend checking out StoryLines for Schools by clicking here!!!

For my Educational iOS Apps board on Pinterest click here.
For my Edshelf collection of Educational iOS Apps click here.

Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of my favorite website for educators for educational resources especially worksheets.  This site has 1000's of printable worksheets in a wide variety of subjects, such as: Math, Science, grammar, etc.  Also, this site has puzzle/worksheet generators, activities, and more.  A year subscription is $19.95 which unlocks all features, and only $300 per school.

I highly recommend checking out Super Teacher Worksheets by clicking here!!!

*STW is a advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Numbler

Numbler is a fun iOS app that I just found out about from Edshelf.  This app is very similar to a crossword puzzle but instead of filling in the box w/ a letter a person fills it in w/ a Math variable/number.  This is a great game for strengthen Math skills and can be played by people of all ages.  People compete as they fill in boxes w/ numbers or Math symbols it create a equation.

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

For my 50 Math Sites & Apps click here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

Throughout the last few years I've compiled quite a few lists of my favorite sites for a variety of subjects.  Over the last year and a half one might have noticed that my lists have started to change and instead of focusing on sites I've been focusing more on apps as "mobile learning" has really taken off.  It seems now a days a person can find an app for almost anything.  Specializing in Ed Tech I review sites/apps all the time and decided to start posting my favorites for different subjects.  Below are my favorites for Math.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

  1. 4 Dice: Fraction Games - A great iOS app for learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.  This game meets Common Core Standards and has blue tooth capabilities to allow for two players across multiple devices.
  2. 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game - A neat iOS app for practicing "order of operations" where the answer is giving and students need to figure out the equation.  Some nice features include the email feature for teachers to track students ability as well as a nice interactive whiteboard to help figure out the problem.
  3. ABCYA - A wonderful site/apps for educational games.
  4. AplusMath - A nice site for Math games, worksheets and flashcards.
  5. Axiom - A fun iOS app where students tilt the mobile device to guide their ship to collection different numbers and operations to solve Math problems.
  6. BrainNook - A great site for Math games/apps w/ "differentiated instruction".
  7. Bubbabrain - A excellent site w/ 1000s of educational games where teachers can create their own games.
  8. BuzzMath Middle School - A fantastic iPad app for Middle School students wanting to learn and practice their Math skills.  Some nice features is when a student gets an answer wrong BuzzMath shows them the correct answer and how to solve it.  Also, supports "differentiated instruction" as well as a website w/ a teacher portal for managing and tracking students.
  9. Clever Island - A nice site w/ lots of educational Math games that cover areas such as: counting, classification, ordering, etc.
  10. Cookie - A great site w/ lots of educational games for Elementary schools.
  11. DimensionU - One of my favorite sites/program for K-12 for developing Math skills in all areas.  This site uses cutting edge technology to reinforce Math skills in 3D games in safe competitive environments.
  12. Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic, Jr - A fun iPad game based on the popular PBS tv show that has kids playing 3 Math based games on counting, sorting, and a balance, to help the dinosaurs complete their adventure.
  13. DragonBox - A excellent multi-platform site for teaching students Algebra in a fun and unique way by starting out using pictures instead of numbers.
  14. Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites on the web.
  15. GazziliMath - A wonderful addicting iOS app that my 6 yr old son loves!!!  This is a great app for the younger kids learning to add, count, subtract, and more.  Also, has a high replay value as kids need to complete levels to unlock more and more features.
  16. Game Classroom - A nice site w/ lots of Math games, worksheets, and homework help for students.
  17. Grid Lines: Ordered Pair Game - Grid Lines is a very unique and challenging game which has students plot order pairs/points on a four quadrant grid.  This is great for upper El Ed and MS students and has blue tooth capability for multiplayer.
  18. IXL - One of the most popular sites for Math for Grades K-8th as well as for learning Algebra and Geometry.  Not only does this site have an educational portal for student tracking and reporting but tons of lessons to choose from as well.
  19. Kidz Page - A nice site w/ lots of fun educational Math games.
  20. Learning Games for Kids - A great sites w/ lots of games for education.
  21. Lure of the Labyrinth - A site designed for Pre-Algebra students to go on an amazing adventure to rescue their lost pet and avoid monsters.  Not only does this app have a wide variety of lessons for MS students it also is aligned to state standards.
  22. Fuel the Brain - A nice site w/ lot of different educational Math games to choose from.
  23. Funschool - A cool site w/ lots of Math games.
  24. Gamequarium - One of the most robust sites around for Math games and resources.
  25. Mangahigh - A wonderful site for anime styled Math games where students earn rewards/badges.
  26. Marble Math - Is a great iOS app that has students playing the old fashioned marble tilt puzzle game solving basic math problems (addition, subtraction, etc.) plus decimals and fractions.  A user can either tilt their iOS device to move the marble or use their finger to guide their marble to the desired spot.  Not only is this game highly addictive it gets rather challenging in the upper levels.
  27. Math A Tube - A great resource for Math students/teachers for all areas of Math.  A person can not only find videos and worksheets, but explanations of all sorts of Math concepts (ie, Geometry, decimals, fractions, etc.).
  28. Math Champ - A very innovative iOS app that turns a student's iPad into a "buzzer" to answer questions before their classmate.  This does require a teacher to "host" the game as well as setup a class list.  Math Chimp supplies all the Common Core Standard questions from a wide variety of Math problems.
  29. Math Chimp - A wonderful site for finding games, videos, and worksheets on a wide variety of Math concepts.
  30. Math Dojo - A fun iOS app for addition in the style of a fighting game.  The paid version unlocks all the different operations/levels.
  31. Math Game Time - A terrific site for grades K-7th w/ lots of educational games, worksheets, and videos.
  32. Math Minute Madness - A wonderful iOS app that focuses on basic Math skills and has students trying to solve as many questions in a minute to earn stars so they can add animals to their virtual zoo.
  33. Math Playground - A great site for finding Math resources such as: word problems, games, worksheets, flashcards, and more.
  34. Mystery Math Town - This is one of my favorite and unique iOS apps for building Math skills.  Ideally this adventure is for kids 6-12 and focuses on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Students enter a town and try unlock levels and characters by not only solving equations but finding the variables to solve the given equation as well.  This game is highly addictive and has very high replay value.
  35. Numbers League - A fantastic iPad app for students 5 on up that uses basic Math skills to defeat a legion of evil super heroes.  This interactive comic style game focuses on Common Core Standards and can be used by students of all ages as it gets harder and harder.
  36. Operation Math - This is a very fun iPad app that focuses on the basic skills of Math while trying to stop an evil villain from stealing numbers by solving equations and locking his escape route.  OM is a great game for kids 5-12 w/ high replay value that takes them to lots of geographical locations.
  37. Ordered Fractions - A fun iOS game that uses dice to roll random numbers and then have students put them in boxes to create fractions.  Students then have to compare these fractions to put into ascending order.
  38. Pipo Games - A nice site/program w/ lots of educational games for any curriculum, Math included.  A paid account unlocks all features and games.
  39. Play Kid Games - A very nice site w/ lots of fun and engaging Math games.
  40. RoomRecess - A nice site for elementary students to learn basic Math concept through educational games.
  41. Sakura Quick Math - Is an ideal iOS app for grades 1st - 5th that focuses on all basic Math skills. Not only does Sakura track students progress it allows for users to write the answer directly on the iOS screen.
  42. Sheppard Software - A nice site w/ lots of fun Math games in a wide variety of areas.
  43. Skip Math: Skip Counting Games - A fun iOS app similar to Doodle Jump where students jump from platform to platform to count by numbers (i.e., 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.).  Another neat feature is the ability to take a picture of yourself and put it on the game character.
  44. Sumdog - A great site w/ educational portal for student tracking, to reinforce Math skills while students play against others worldwide.
  45. Sushi Monster - A nice iOS app for practicing addition and multiplication facts.
  46. TenMarks - One of the most popular sites/programs for Math for Grades 1st thru HS.  This program helps students develop their Math skills in all areas while tracking student data and using "differentiated learning".
  47. Tutpup - A great site educational Math games that focuses on areas such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and more.
  48. What2Learn - A excellent site w/ lots of Math resources as well as the ability to create your own game.
  49. YodelOh Math Mountain - A super-fun iOS app that focuses on the basic skills of Math such as: addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division.  This game is a hoot and reminds me a lot of the Price is Right game where the mountain climber tries to reach the top of the mountain before time runs out.
  50. Zondle - A innovatie site w/ educational portal that allows teachers to track, monitor, and create games for students.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

HP Pavilion Laptop

Recently, I had the fortunate opportunity from Staples to review one of their laptops for educational purposes, the HP Pavilion 17-E020US.  This was an exciting experience for me using equipment mainly from the Mac world and all their devices.

The HP Pavilion is a very solid piece of equipment and has some nice features that are beneficial to education.  I reviewed the 17" laptop which I feel is way to big for the education market.  Space is always an issue w/ schools and students need something that is light and easy to carry around. I feel that a smaller version would be more ideal.  However, the Pavilion has two unique features such as HP CoolSense and HP ProtectSmart which helps protect the computer bumps/shaking and keeping it cool.

Also, the Pavilion has a excellent built in camera which is fantastic for taking pictures or video and a great way for integrating technology into the curriculum.  There are some nice media that comes w/ the laptop such as HP Connected Photo & Music.

In working w/ the Pavilion I tried to compare it to other similar devices for education.  The Pavilion is a nice alternative for districts that can't afford the more expensive Macbook.  Also, Windows 8 while has a greater learning curve then Apple's iOS, is a solid operating system for touch screen devices.  Although, I will say this about Windows 8 it does make multi-tasking a whole lot easier.  It seems there are more customization features for Windows 8 then those for iOS.  However, that can be a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking to do.

Here are some more specs on the HP Pavilion...

  • Intel® Core® i3-3110M 2.40GHz 3MB L2 Cache Processor
  • 6GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • 17.3" diagonal display
  • Windows 8
For more detailed information on the HP Pavilion click here.


Full disclosure: Staples.com provided me with these products for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their entire line of laptops online.

Monday, July 8, 2013

YouTube Time Machine

YouTube Time Machine (YTTM) is a fun site for using YouTube as a time machine to go back and view different videos of your favorite year.  What makes this real handy is the filter which allows users to filter through different categories such as: sports, video games, commercials, and more.

I highly recommend checking out YouTube Time Machine by clicking here!!!


Sugar Shake

Sugar Shake is a fun iPad app that is ideal for Chemistry students that I found out about on Edshelf.  This educational game has users shaken the iPad to have proteins collide into sugar molecules to break them down while avoiding obstacles.  This is a very fun and addicting game w/ lots of levels to try to get through.

I recommend checking out Sugar Shake by clicking here!!!

For another excellent iPad app on Chemistry check out ChemDraw.

For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ChemDraw

ChemDraw is fantastic iPad app for Chemistry teachers.  This is an app that can be used by HS/College students and is ideal way for them to create/draw molecules and then share them easily w/ others.  Also, this is a nice app for educators to use to help engage their students and help w/ them studying for tests.  Best of all this is a very user friendly app that has users creating drawing of molecules and reactions by simply touching and dragging their finger across the iPad screen!!!!

Here is more detailed information from their press release...


This new mobile app also features a Flick-to-Share technology, a groundbreaking development that brings molecular education to a new level, giving teachers, students, and professional chemists a new tool to bring chemistry to life. Flick-to-Share gives users the ability to:


  •   Easily and rapidly share molecular structures across mobile devices
  •   Requires only a single finger swipe gesture to transfer images from one to another user regardless of geographic location
  •   Eliminates the need for multi-step emails or cloud storage services 
I highly recommend checking out ChemDraw by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational IOS Apps click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gus on the Go

Gus on the Go is a fantastic iOS/Android app for students wanting to learn a language.  This is all done through a wide variety of games and exercises such as: matching, bubbles, horse racing and more.  All in all there are over 10 fun filled activities that students can do while exploring different maps and unlocking more and more features.  Just to give an example I let me 6 and 7 yr old try this app out first and they played it for about an hour before I could even sit down to check it out.

I highly recommend checking out Gus on the Go by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Foreign Languages click here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

MindMup

MindMup is a new site for brainstorming or mind-mapping that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  This is a easy site to use where a user only has to hit return after typing to create a text box.  These boxes can be rearranged and ideal for creating brainstorms or mind-maps.  One of the best features is the ability to embed a mind-map into a blog or site.

I recommend checking out MindMup by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Brainstorming/Mindmapping click here.

Snap!

Snap! is a site that is ideal for MS/HS learning how to program.  The site is a spin-off of Scratch and works very similarly w/ a drag-n-drop interface of "snapping" pieces of blocks together.  These blocks are commands and a user can see on the right side of the screen what is happening as they put these blocks together.

I recommend checking out Snap! by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review check out Free Technology 4 Teachers.

Level it Books

Level it Books is the excellent iOS app for educators/parents/librarians for scanning a books ISBN and getting a books Reading/Lexile level.  Also, this app allows for educators to keep a digital library of all their classroom books as well as a class roster w/ each students Reading/Lexile level.  Finally, this is a fantastic app to have to manually search for books as well as scanning a book before your child begins reading to get an idea of what level the book is at.

I highly recommend checking out Level it Books by clicking here!!!!

*Level it Books is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

For my Educational iOS Apps on Pinterest click here.
For my Edshelf collection of iOS Apps click here.