Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Math TuThor

Math TuThor is a wonderful mobile app (iOS/Android) for student's working on their basic Math skills (i.e. multiplication, division, etc. ). Math TuThor is ideal for integrating Game Based Learning in the classroom and has students using answering questions while defeating enemies using the Norse god himself, Thor.  This game has super-high replay value, sporting over 30 levels and monsters to defeat, and 9 characters to choose from.

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

Below is a brief demo...

Monday, June 18, 2018

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...



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Buncee

*Be sure to check out Buncee at ISTE June 24-27th, booth #2136

Buncee is the award winning learning tool that provides a digital canvas for students to create amazing projects, presentations, and much much more.  Educators have been using Buncee in a wide variety of ways through their educational portal "Buncee Classroom" to create virtual classrooms for students to complete assignments, take quizzes, etc.  Best of all, Buncee Classroom lets educators track students, assign quizzes, and even differentiate/assess instruction.  Finally, w/ the vast amount resources, lesson plans, templates, and tutorials, teachers can easily integrate Buncee into any
subject/curriculum.  It's the ultimate all-in-one tool for education!!!

More features include:
  • Stitching Slides
  • Google Classroom Integration
  • State of the art/custom animations, clipart, and backgrounds
  • COPPA compliant
  • Complete Multimedia integration w/ voice recording
  • Quiz/assignment creation (multiple choice/free answer)
  • iPad app
  • Buncee Boards
  • much much more...

Below is a brief demo of Buncee Classroom...



***For more exciting news from Buncee such as: ISTE, Buncee Chat on Twitter, and more, check out their blog by clicking here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Night Zookeeper June Challenge

Night Zookeeper 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 a new writing competition for students to create a NEW location on the Night Zoo map.

The challenge
"Hello, young zookeepers! We have a new competition for you to enter. All you have to do is invent and describe a new location for the Night Zoo. You can also illustrate your location as well. The winning entry will be illustrated and added to the map that you can see above. Good luck to everyone taking part!"

How to enter
There are two ways to enter the competition:

1. Visit the star writing page to enter the competition with your students
2. If you would prefer, you can also print this activity sheet and ask your students to complete it. Then email all entries to paul@nightzookeeper.com or Tweet us on @nightzookeeper


The prizes
We are giving away a couple of prizes to the winning entry:
1. The location will be illustrated by our team and placed in the map above. 
2. The child will receive a poster of their location delivered to their school or house. 

Click here for more info about Star Writing!!!

For more information on Night Zookeeper's latest online challenge click here.

Tutoo

Tutoo is a site I just found out about that is ideal for finding a tutor in your area.  This can be done by searching through grade levels or subjects.  Best of all, a student can either find a face to face tutor or one online.  Finally, this is a nice place for educators looking to become a tutor earn some extra
income.

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Super Teacher Worksheets for Father's 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 have lots of activities for Father's Day such as: cards, crafts, and more.

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

Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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!!!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Human Resource Machine EDU

Human Resource Machine EDU is a fun iOS game designed to teach students how to program/code through Game Based Learning.  Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game where your boss gives you a job that you solve by programming your worker.  This is done by dragging sequence of code in the correct order to accomplish your task and get to the next level.  Best of all, like all Filament
Learning games their is a teacher dashboard to track student progress.

I highly recommend checking out Human Resource Machine EDU by clicking here!!!

Edji

Edji is an innovative site for annotating texts for collaborative learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog.  Edji lets users read a online text and then interact w/ it by: highlighting passages, annotate w/ text, images, or emojis, and, more.  Educators can then view a "heat map" which shows highlighting being done in real-time that helps them differentiate instruction and assess student's understanding.

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

Aris

Aris is a free iOS app that is ideal for educators looking to create robust learning experiences or games.  Aris lets users create scavengers hunts, interactive stories, and location based games (i.e. Pokemon Go) using the latest tools.  Also, there are lots of online courses and a forum to help teachers learn how to integrate Aris into their classroom.

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

For a more detailed review click here.

Friday, June 1, 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

For more info on how your school can participate, email info@30hands.com.
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PurposeGames

PurposeGames is a nice little site for Game Based Learning that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  A user can search through different subjects such as: math, geography, foreign languages, and more.  Also, there is a game creator section where teachers can create their own different types of games/quizzes.

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