Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pixorize

Pixorize is a nice site for US History students that I just learned about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog.  Pixorize is an innovative that uses pictures to remember facts (i.e. similar to ThingLink).  This is done by linking images together w/ facts in a comprehensive visual flow.

Below is a brief demo video...



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

Answerables

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Night Zookeeper Star Writing Challenge 2

Night Zoopkeeper is an excellent new site for students to help them w/ their Writing skills through fun interactive lessons/competition.  Also, it has an educational portal that allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time.  This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

Recently Night Zookeeper announced they are running two different Star Writing Challenges in April, where students will have the chance(s) to get their writing published in the third Night Zookeeper book, The Penguins of Igloo City!

The first challenge is: "Write a story set in Igloo City"

As the maximum word allowance is 500 words, students of all ages can take part. These fun, short challenges with great prizes are a great way to excite students and motivate them to write!

More info...
  • The second challenge starts on the 15th April to April 29th.
  • Students just have to visit the Star Writing page and click 'accept this mission' to start writing.
  • All teachers have to do is publish and nominate their students' writing to their Night Zookeeper class blog by 4pm GMT 29th April.
  • Maximum 500 words
  • You can learn how to publish and nominate student writing by watching this 20 second tutorial video.
  • The winners will be revealed in an exciting live storytelling event on Facebook at the end of April!

Click here for more info about Star Writing!!!

I highly recommend checking out Night Zookeeper by clicking here!!!

Studium

Studium is a excellent iOS app for making flashcards.  Studium is a great learning tool to create engaging flashcards that helps a student study by including: images, audio, drawing, and more.  Best of all are the numbers of ways a user can use Studium to create quizzes to study their topic, such as: multiple choice, fill in the blank, T/F, and much much more.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Super Teacher Worksheets for Earth Day

*Be Sure to check out the educational activities on Earth Day.

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects.  Educators can find, worksheets, printables, puzzle generators and more.  Also, they are constantly updating their site w/ more resources all the time and recently released new crossword puzzle worksheet generator.

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

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Typing Agent

Typing Agent is an excellent web based Typing/Keyboarding for students grades K-12.  Also, Typing Agent has lots of innovative features such as: multi-player games (i.e. K2 Mountain), aligned to Common Core Standards, certificates, type to code, and much more.  Best of all, is the educational portal that allows parents and teachers to track/monitor student progress and generate detailed
reports.

Below is a brief demo video...



I highly recommend checking out Typing Agent by clicking here!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Math Rescue

Math Rescue is a fun iOS game for grades 3rd-5th learning the concepts of Rounding/Estimation.  This is done by running around a forest and putting out fires to save the trees and bridge while rounding to the nearest number.

More info here...

Skills covered

• Rounding to nearest 10
• Rounding up, rounding down 
• Rounding 2 digit numbers to nearest 10
• Rounding 3 digit numbers to nearest 10
• Rounding numbers with 5 in the units place

• Rounding to nearest 100
• Rounding up, rounding down
• Rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 100

• Estimating sums using rounding
• Estimating the sum of two 1-digit numbers
• Estimating the sum of one 2-digit and one single digit number
• Estimating the sum of two 2-digit numbers
• Estimating the sum of one 2 digit and one 3 digit number
• Estimating the sum of two 3 digit numbers

I highly recommend checking out Math Rescue 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.

Friday, April 13, 2018

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendshipkinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. (Wikipedia)" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education 
  1. 30hands Learning - The 30hands Learning Community is an excellent cloud based solution for educators looking to collaborate w/ others, track/manage students, schedule events, and more.
  2. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.
  3. ClassHook - a great place to find educational videos/clips that can "skip" inappropriate content.
  4. Classloom - A fun social network where students and educators can share resources and view resources that works on any mobile device.
  5. Classroom 2.0 - Created by Steve Hargadon and used by thousands of educators on a daily basis. This site alone changed the way I viewed education and ignited my passion for Ed Tech and Web 2.0.
  6. Edmodo - One of the most popular social media sites/communities around that educators are using to connect find resources and connect w/ peers, students, parents, and more in a safe educational environment.
  7. Educator's PLN - Built by Thomas Whitby, this social network is one of the most popular around for educational discussions and forums.
  8. EducatorsCONNECT - A nice social network for educators to share resources, teaching practices, for friendships, and more.
  9. Edudemic - Is an online community, magazine, and social network that has lots of information on technology, education, and integration.
  10. Edutopia - A very popular organization created by the George Lucas foundation.
  11. edWeb - A great place to connect and share ideas as well as for professional development.
  12. Facebook -nuff said!!
  13. Google Plus - Is the highly publicized social network by Google. While it is still in its early release there are a lot of features that make this an attractive option for education such as: hangouts - the impressive group video chat and circles - the way to control posts w/ privacy settings.
  14. Gooru - A wonderful online learning platform that allows educators and students to connect share resources, activities, and track/monitor students activity.
  15. ISTE Community - International Society for Technology & Education is a great place for educators to come together and collaborate on technology issues and build their Personal Learning Network.
  16. IT Peer Network Education - A nice online community designed to facilitate online collaboration and increase teachers technology literacy.
  17. Otus - Brings the entire school community (i.e. parents, teachers, students) together in a common technology platform, while providing actionable insight to school leaders.
  18. Plurk - A social network similar to Twitter (micro-blogging) w/ a timeline view and fun karma based platform.
  19. Skooville - A excellent network for kids learning about cyber safety.
  20. Skype in the Classroom - One of the best ways around to bring real-time video collaboration to the classroom through: virtual field trips, "mystery' guests, and more.
  21. Teamie - An excellent collaborative learning platform w/ mobile apps that easily supports "flipped" learning.
  22. TED-Ed - The best place around to find educational videos and lessons.
  23. Twiducate - A safe site where educators can create online communities/classes.
  24. Twitter - Far and away one of the most popular social networks around. This micro-tweeting platform is used worldwide and especially in education (search hash tags #edchat , #edtech, #flipclass, etc). Plus, w/ the soon to come parental controls Twitter becomes a more viable option for educators everyday.
  25. WhoTeaches - Is a network designed to bring students, parents, and educators together. This is done through collaboration w/ the ability to share documents and create groups. Also, this site offers high level education for online learners looking for tutors or to study.

Dystopia 2153

Dystopia 2153 is an innovative new site for coding/programming that I just found out about from Monica Burns.  Dystopia is a fresh take on teaching STEM skills by helping kids learn how to code through a digital graphic novel w/ over 40 different coding games.  Also, for those that like "traditional" graphic novel a print version can be ordered.

I highly recommend checking out Dystopia 2153 by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

NameCoach

NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly.  This is especially useful w/ commencement/graduation ceremonies on the horizon.  The way this works is simple as a teacher creates a name/web page and then has the student's speak their names.  The audio gets embedded into a page and a user can access them all on one page at anytime.  Also, NameCoach makes it very easy to share recordings and keep track of student's name/email.  It's easy, accurate, and 100% safe for schools to use.

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

Below is a brief demo...



*NameCoach is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.educational resources

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spin Spell

Spin Spell is a fun iOS game for Spelling that reminds me a lot of Marble Madness.  This game has users trying to spelling words while controlling a ball to roll over the correct letters.  Spin Spell has over 25 levels and over 30 spelling lists for students to play through.  Best of all, educators can import their own spelling lists to help students practice their words from class.

I highly recommend checking out Spin Spell by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

30 Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code

In today's classroom STEM is a vital topic covered universally.  With that being said, more and more students are being introduce to coding and programming earlier then ever before.  Best of all, new technology and apps makes it easier and easier for students to learn these useful skills.  Below is a list of some of the best resources for students and educators looking to learn how to program and code.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

30 Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code


  1. Boogie Bot - A super fun iOS app that teaches kids how to program/code.  This is done by dragging and dropping code to make your robot dance.
  2. Code Avengers - A great site for teachers wanting their students to learn how to code games, websites, apps, or more.
  3. Code Blast - An interesting iOS app for introducing young kids to the concepts of coding by guiding a rocket through an obstacle course.
  4. Code Kingdoms - An excellent site for students to learn how to code games like Minecraft and Roblox through a drag-n-drop interface.  Best of all is the educator portal which allows teachers to track and monitor student progress.
  5. Code Monster - A fantastic very user friendly site that has students learn how to program Javascript by practicing in a side-by-side window and watching what happens as they type in commands.
  6. Codecademy - A interactive site that helps students learn how to program in Javascript,  PHP, Ruby, or Python by step by step instructions.
  7. CodeCampKidz - A great way for students to learn live (i.e. Microsoft stores) or online to program in html, CSS, JS, and more.
  8. Codemoji - An innovative new site that lets students learn how to code through the use of emojis as well as track student progress through the educational dashboard.  This is ideal for assessing students and differentiating instruction.
  9. CodePlayer - A nice site to learn HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript through video walkthroughs.
  10. codeSpark Academy - A fun way for kids 4-9 yrs old to learn how to code through activities, puzzles, projects and more by interacting w/ the Foos.
  11. Daisy the Dinosaur - A fun iPad app that teaches kids how to program and animate by dragging blocks together and watching Daisy preform the action.
  12. Dystopia - An innovative site that teaches students how to code through a digital graphic novel.
  13. Gamefroot - Is an excellent resource for teachers looking to learn how to code or teach it in their classroom.  Also, the easy-to-follow tutorials and professional development help educators integrate Gamefroot and STEM into their classrooms.
  14. Gamestar Mechanic - A nice site for teachers wanting to teach their students how to program games.  This is done by reinforcing skills such as, problem solving, writing, storytelling, and more.
  15. Hopscotch - A wonderful iOS app that teaches kids how to program and create animations by dragging-n-dropping blocks together.
  16. hyperPad - Formerly known as GamePress, allows students to create games, apps, interactive books and more.  This iOS app is ideal for learning the basics of programming w/ lots of resources and activities for educators.
  17. Kids'n'Code - A nice iPad app for younger students learning the basics fo coding as they control robots to solve simple puzzles.
  18. Kodable - A fun iPad app designed for younger kids that has them controlling fuzzballs to complete each level.  Each level deals w/ a simple concept of programming and gets more advanced as they get higher.
  19. MIT App Inventor - A wonderful site filled w/ lots of educational resources for teaching students how to program mobile apps.
  20. Osmo - An award winning education game system for the iPad that lets students learn how to code through three different games (i.e. Awbie, Jam, and Duo).
  21. Pixel - A free new mobile app (iOS/Android) to learn how to code by programming robot's emotions and speech.
  22. Pixel Press Floors - An amazing app that lets students create games by drawing them.
  23. Programmr - A nice way to learn programming by solving coding exercises.
  24. Quest - An innovative site/app for creating text based games that will show/hide the programming language while it is being worked on.
  25. Scratch (jr) - Probably the most popular site on the list as 1000's of students have created online games through their very easy to use web interface.
  26. ScreenPlay - A fun game that introduces the basics of programming by solving puzzles through a variety of worlds.
  27. Sketch Nation - A fantastic easy-to-use mobile (iOS/Android) app for students learning how to create games.  Also, there are lots of lesson plans for educators to help integrate STEM into the classroom.
  28. Stencyl - A wonderful site for creating iOS or Flash based games by putting blocks together (i.e. Scratch).
  29. Swift Playgrounds - A free iPad app that lets students learn how to program in Swift.  This is a fun and easy-to-use app that has users take on different challenges and even integrates w/ iTunes U.
  30. Tynker - A great site for students 4th-8th grade learning how to program.

ThinkFluency

ThinkFluency is an innovative new iOS app that lets teachers assess a student's Reading fluency in real-time.  All a educator has to do after creating a account, is add students/classes, select a Reading passage or create your own, and then begin the assessment.  ThinkFluency makes it super easy for the teacher to track errors by tapping a button on the screen while the student is reading. Once this is done ThinkFluency will generate a detailed report and develop a individualized instruction that can be shared w/ others.  This is a great app that saves teachers time as well as helping them differentiate instruction.

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle is the amazing learning tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom, assess student learning, differentiate instruction, and much much more.  This is done by adding questions to a video and modifying it to make it work for YOU.

Best of all, are the wide range of lessons and resources that are available for students and educators.  A user can search through subject and grade level to see how best EDpuzzle can work for them.

Finally, EDpuzzle is available as a browser plugin and free mobile app for Android and iOS.

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

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Preposition Builder Master

Preposition Builder Master is a unique game for Language Arts/ESL students learning about
prepositions.  PBM is a easy to play game where a user tries to put the correct preposition into a sentence in as fast as time possible.  This game can be played online for multi-player and there are 4 different levels to choose from.

I highly recommend checking out Preposition Builder Master by clicking here!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Night Zookeeper Star Writing Challenge

Night Zoopkeeper is an excellent new site for students to help them w/ their Writing skills through fun interactive lessons/competition.  Also, it has an educational portal that allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time.  This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

Recently Night Zookeeper announced they are running two different Star Writing Challenges in April, where students will have the chance(s) to get their writing published in the third Night Zookeeper book, The Penguins of Igloo City!

The first challenge is: "Write a report about a magical animal that lives in Igloo City"

As the maximum word allowance is 500 words, students of all ages can take part. These fun, short challenges with great prizes are a great way to excite students and motivate them to write!

More info...
  • The first challenge starts on the 1st April.
  • Students just have to visit the Star Writing page and click 'accept this mission' to start writing.
  • All teachers have to do is publish and nominate their students' writing to their Night Zookeeper class blog by 4pm GMT 15th April.
  • You can learn how to publish and nominate student writing by watching this 20 second tutorial video.
  • The second challenge will be announced when the first one ends, on 15th April.
  • Students are allowed to enter both of the April challenges!
  • The winners will be revealed in an exciting live storytelling event on Facebook at the end of April!

Click here for more info about Star Writing!!!

I highly recommend checking out Night Zookeeper by clicking here!!!

Click here for more info!!!

I highly recommend checking out Night Zookeeper by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Brainstormer

Brainstormer is a fun little iOS app that is ideal for brainstorming by spinning a wheel.  This wheel has 3 categories such as: theme, setting, and location, and is ideal for generating writing prompts.

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

For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS apps, click here.
For my Pinterest board on Brainstorming & Mindmapping, click here.

ClassHook Update

ClassHook is an innovative new site for finding educational videos/clips that I was just reminded of by Monica Burns blog. ClassHook is a search engine for finding educational video clips through popular media.  It searches through TV shows, movies, and other forms of entertainment to bring educational clips to educators.  Best of all an educator can search through different subjects and each video displays wether it is for El Ed, MS, HS, etc.  They just released an update where a user can enable a "profanity skipper" so that each video is safe from swear words.  Try it here.

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

For my Pinterest board on Digital Video Resources click here.

*Help ClassHook win a small business grant from FedEx by voting here!!!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Super Teacher Worksheets for Easter

*Be Sure to check out the printable activities on Easter.

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects.  Educators can find, worksheets, printables, puzzle generators and more.  Also, they are constantly updating their site w/ more resources all the time and recently released new crossword puzzle worksheet generator.

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

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Zanifesto

Zanifesto is a wonderful site for creating infographics that I just found out about from Richard Byrne's award winning blog.  Zanifesto allows users to easily add text or images to create stunning infographics.  Also, there is a wide range of templates and examples to browse/choose from.  Educators are using infographics in a wide range of ways from message announcements, to
introducing topics, and more.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

30hands Learning



30hands Learning is the excellent company for creating an innovative LMS (Learning Management System) as well as the popular mobile iOS app that is ideal for digital storytelling 30hands Pro.  The 30hands community is a perfect cloud based solution that allows educators to: manage/track students, hand in/out assignments, schedule events, and more.  While the mobile is being used in education for project based learning, digital storytelling, and more.

30hands has lots of exciting news on the horizon...

After upgrading to Pro, users will have access to existing advanced features and new features in the works:
• Video clips as slides
• Google Drive + Dropbox Integration
• Importing of Google Slides and PDFs as 30hands slides
• Backgrounds and scenes
• Higher quality videos
• Advanced drag-and-drop drawing with editing 
• Slide sharing with parents and students 
• Slide Transitions 
• Unlimited presentations
• Unlimited saves to Camera Roll

Districts that purchase 30hands Pro will get free or discounted professional development (depending on licenses purchased). The PD can be onsite or virtual and selected from our areas of expertise: Digital Storytelling, PBL, Blended Learning, Teaching Coding, and Teaching Entrepreneurship. 

For more info on how your school can participate, email info@30hands.com.
Join our newsletter here: http://30hands.com/newsletter.



*30hands Learning is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

StudyBlue

StudyBlue is a site I've covered in the past that has just released some new information.  I'm going to quote it straight from their email as they say it best....

"StudyBlue®, a mobile and online study service, has released new functionality that enables students to quickly share and compare their explanations with those of their peers. Designed for students from middle school to medical school, StudyBlue is the best way to store, study, share and ultimately master course material – for free."

StudyBlue is an excellent service for moblie learning and online studying.  This is all free and can be done to share, store, and collaborate on learning material.  Also, w/ an innovative flashcard system, it allows users to study, practice, and take quizzes on the go.

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Flocabulary

Flocabulary is a fun Web 2.0 site for education that I've mentioned a few times on my blog.  This is a great site for introducing or reviewing a subject/concept.  The way this works is through innovative animated videos (or as Flocabulary puts it "Educational Hip-Hop"), that helps students learn through visual and auditory means.  Also, Flocabulary has over 700 videos, interactive activities, and online assessments.

Also, there are some great features that make Flocabulary perfect for the classroom.  For example, the lyrics of each song are displayed below the video and are interactive filled w/ words that are hot-linked to explore in more detail.  The lyrics can also be downloaded or printed out.  Best of all, are the lessons that are included w/ each video to help students reinforce their learning on each topic.

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

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 click here.
For my Edshelf collection on Web 2.0 click here.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Timelinely

Timelinely is a new (beta) site for editing YouTube videos that I found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog.  Timelinely easily lets users take a YouTube video and add comments, images, annotations and more.  This is a great way to personalize a video and can even be used for digital storytelling.

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Edcite

Edcite is an innovative site for creating digital assignments that I learned about from Monica Burns excellent blog.  Edcite allows educators to create digital assignments/quizzes from over 60 different question types (i.e. drag-n-drop, short answer, matching, etc.).  Best of all, Edcite can automatically grade student responses in real-time and generates detailed reports which allows teachers to differentiate instruction.

Below is a brief demo...



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


BoomWriter Summer Camps

Summer is almost here and BoomWriter's Virtual Summer Camps are right around the corner and a soon to be reality for educators!!! This is an excellent solution for teachers looking to make some extra money over the summer (from the comfort of their own home) using BoomWriter's innovative collaborative writing tool.

More info below...

BoomWriter is a site that I’ve written about many times because it lets elementary, middle, and high school teachers conduct engaging nonfiction, fiction, and vocabulary development group-writing activities in almost any subject area. But their new offering is not just another product- it’s a chance for teachers to completely change how they make money (and relax) over the summer!

BoomWriter announced a while back, that they are developing The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp to create engaging, flexible, and profitable experiences for teachers as they work to make extra money over the summer. Teachers can make upwards of $1,200 per week with their camp by facilitating online instruction and writing activities for campers in Grades 4-9 using BoomWriter’s easy to use group writing site.

At $0 cost to teachers, BoomWriter will provide the curriculum, camper sign-up web page, and everything else needed to run a camp, so all teachers have to do is recruit students from their own schools or learning communities to participate. Educators can run as many sessions as they want from wherever they want and truly become their own boss on their own schedule.

Register for their mailing list to receive more information and updates to get you ready for Summer of 2018. BoomWriter is a free site that keeps finding new and better ways to support teachers through technology, and The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp is no exception!

I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camps by clicking here!!!

View a sample Virtual Summer Camp "splash page" by clicking here.

Below is a brief video...


Also, check out the BoomWriter community to engage w/ other educators about their summer camps as well as other ways to incorporate BW into their curriculum by clicking here!!!

*BoomWriter is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Math Leaper

Math Leaper is a fun free iOS app for Math grades PreK-8th.  The object is to jump higher and higher while answering questions correctly and collection power-ups while avoiding slime.  Math Leaper focuses on lots of different areas such as: addition, multiplication, algebra, etc and has detailed
progress reports.

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

Social Story Videos by Storyboard That

Storyboard That is an amazing learning tool that educators around the world are using for digital storytelling, timelines, storyboards, graphic organizers, and more.  Recently, they announced their latest way to use Storyboard That and that is to create innovative Social Story Videos.

Below is a brief demo sample...



Click here for a great list of digital story ideas by Storyboard That.

Create your own stories by clicking here!!!

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

RoomRecess

RoomRecess is one of my all time favorite sites for finding a wide variety of educational online games.  This is a great place for finding games in subjects such as: Math, Reading, Keyboarding, and more. These games are designed for students K-5 and are easy to play w/ high replay value.  Educators can find lots of useful free games that will help reinforce skills (i.e. Typing, Spelling, Basic Math Skills)

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

Below is a demo video...



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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

30hands Pro

30hands Pro is the excellent iOS app for project based learning, flipping a classroom, and digital storytelling.  Educators are using 30hands to integrate technology in a easy and seamless way.

• New Features in Pro:
— Enhanced Drawing with Editing, Adding Images to canvas, Layering Images, more! (Basic Drawing is still there, too)
— Share-a-Slide to create a single slide video
— Stop Motion is easier with settings and Enhanced Drawing
— Storyboarding is faster and easier
• New icons from Font Awesome and ION
• added support for iOS 9
• fixed some bugs

• Pro has 2 Drawing Modes: Enhanced and Basic
— Enhanced Drawing is vector based which is huge!
— Add images + photos to a drawing
— Edit a drawing after saving
— Drawing lines are crisper
— Text can be on multiple lines
— Resized and stretched text can still be edited!
• Pro has Share-a-Slide to create a single slide video
— Share a single narrated drawing or image to parents, teachers or friends
— Share-a-Slide allows for better collaboration
— Add video slides from multiple students into a central presentation
• Pro has easy Stop Motion settings
— Stop Motion slides can be within a normal presentation
• Easier Storyboarding in Starter and Pro
— New + icon to add a drawing from slide preview/record screen removes extra steps

For more information on 30hands Pro, 30hands Starter click here, or 30hands Web click here!!!

*30hands is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.