Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Creator

Book Creator is a fantastic (iOS/Chrome) app that educators are everywhere to create and share eBooks.  This is done using a very user-friendly interface that makes it easy to creating stunning presentations, digital stories w/ the ability to record audio, projects, and more.  Teachers are using Book Creator for project based learning, digital storytelling, and much much more.  Book Creator can be used to teach any subject or grade level and can be published online, downloaded as an eBook, or
even printed.

Below is a brief demo...



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

*Be sure to check out Book Creator's special offer to get it for Chrome for your whole school for $999 by Sept 30th.

For a detailed review on how to use Book Creator for digital storytelling check out Monica Burn's excellent blog.

*Book Creator is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Super Teacher Worksheets Back to School

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for educators looking for printables, worksheets, puzzles, activities, and much much more.  Also, all items are labeled if they are aligned to Common Core Standards and there are even generators/wizards for users to create their very own worksheets/puzzles/etc.  Best of all, teachers can use STW for any subject and browse through 1000's of educational resources that can work for them.

*Be sure to check out STW for all back to school activities such as: classroom scavenger hunt, "All about Me" worksheets, puzzles, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Super Teacher Worksheets for all Back to Schools needs by clicking here!!!

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Flowries

Flowries is an interesting new free site for creating presentations/slideshows that I found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog.  Flowries has a nice easy-to-use interface which lets users create beautiful multimedia presentations that include: images, animations, drawings, and more.

Below is a brief demo...



I recommend checking out Flowries by clicking here!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

ClassDojo Portfolios

*ClassDojo Portfolios is live and FREE for all teachers!!!

ClassDojo the widely used (free) tool for behavior management and communication for education now offers digital portfolios.  ClassDojo Portfolios is a great and safe way for students to share digital stories, projects, classwork, etc.  Best of all, this is done through the innovative ClassDojo app/web interface where the teacher moderates/approves all of the their student's work and the parent sees only their own child's work.

More info from their press release...

  • Students take the lead - students can share and celebrate their learning by snapping photos of projects, taking videos of presentations, and writing reflections.
  • Work is shared, not stored away  - rather than being stashed in desks or stored in boxes, work is shared instantly w/ parents sparking hours of conversations at home.
  • All communication in one place - parents, teachers, students, and school leaders on ClassDojo can now use it for all communication between home and school.
  • Perfect for shared device classrooms - no need for every student to have their own device; Student Stories can be used on one device shared by all students in the classroom.
  • Closed platform creates a safe space for sharing - a student's Story can only be seen by the teacher, and that student's parents.
I highly recommend checking out ClassDojo Portfolios by clicking here!!!

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Studytracks

Studytracks is a innovative new (to the US) mobile (iOS/Google) app that is ideal for studying MS/HS students.  The way this works is through "catchy" music/soundtracks where students can learn from 45 subjects (i.e. Math, Chemistry, etc.) through over 1300 tracks.  Also, through the web platform educators can assign homework to create tests and playlists and even track/assess student progress making it ideal for differentiating instruction.

Below is a demo...



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

For a more detailed review click here!!!

Buncee 3.0

Buncee the world's leading digital canvas for education has been hard at work w/ their latest and biggest update, 3.0.  Buncee has been used in schools for a number of years in a wide variety of ways such as: digital storytelling, as an assessment tool, differentiating instruction, flipping a lesson, project based learning, and much much more.  "Now w/ their latest version, Buncee 3.0 is a fantastic all-in-one-stop-shop for creativity in the entire school community."

New Features include:

Below is a brief demo...


For more information on Buncee 3.0 click here!!!

Also, be sure to sign up for Buncee before Sept 14th to receive 20% off for their "Back to School" special by clicking here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Oodlu

Oodlu is a excellent new (beta) site/app for creating games that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog.  The way this works is that an educator signs up for a free account on Oodlu and then add questions to already created games.  Then students play the games online or in a free mobile (Google/iOS) app.  These games come in a wide variety of styles such as: shooters, breakout, archery, etc. and have high replay value.  Best of all, educators and parents can track student progress online or via a parent app to make it easy to differentiate instruction.

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

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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*30hands Learning is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Study3

Study3 is a new free site for creating online flashcards to help a student study.  Study3 has a very user-friendly interface and uses time spaced repetition to help users learn.  Also, a user can import cards from Quizlet or even export them into notes.  Hopefully, more features are still to come as Study3 is still relatively new, such as the ability to add images, etc.

I highly recommend checking out Study3 by clicking here!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Math and Sorcery

Math and Sorcery is a new free iOS app that is quickly becoming one of my favorite educational games for my iPhone/iPad.  Math and Sorcery uses a familiar RPG gaming element to reinforce basic Math skills (i.e. addition, subtraction, etc.).  RPG fans will love the 8bit style graphics as they defeat enemies by solving equations, buy/sell items, and unlock different characters/animals to join their party.  This is an excellent app for parents/educators looking to introduce "game based learning" into their student's life.

I highly recommend checking out Math and Sorcery by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



For a more detailed review click here.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ClassPad

ClassPad is a new free online tool for Math.  It acts as your digital scratch paper where it lets users have all the tools they will ever need to solve/work through Math problems.  I like to think of it as the ultimate "Swiss Army" knife for Math.  Also, it has all the functions of an advanced graphing calculator allowing students to plot points, formulate equations, and more.  Best of all, on a touch device users can draw on ClassPad like they are working on paper.

Below is a brief demo...



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