Monday, April 12, 2021

Pedagogue

Pedagogue is a excellent new social network for educators that makes it easy to collaborate w/ others and find educational resources.  Also, Pedagogue is a great place to share a wide variety of resources such as: images, lesson plans, web sites, learning tools, templates, etc etc.  Finally, Pedagogue lets educators seamlessly create groups or classrooms making it ideal for collaborative learning, professional development, and modify best teaching practices.

Below is a brief demo...



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






Biteable

 

Biteable is an excellent site for creating stunning presentations/slideshows.  All a user has to do is select a template (or create one from scratch), select a color scheme, and add audio to create a beautiful product.  Best of all, a educator can publish/share a presentation via unique URL or embed it into a site or blog.  Also, a user can set their presentation to public or private to help abide by CIPA/COPPA compliance.  Best of all, teachers can use Biteable in a wide number of ways such as: project based learning, digital storytelling, introducing a topic, and much much more.

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

Below is my brief demo...

Testing on Biteable.

Circly








*Circly recently created some templates that are ideal for education.  For example, the image above shows a template on what student's will be doing when they are finished w/ school. 

Circly is a wonderful new graphic organizers that educators can use to brainstorm, manage tasks, create collaborative group projects, Venn diagrams and more.  Circly, is uses a drag-n-drop interface making it easy to use as well as lets the user change colors of circles to maximize data points.  Finally, the most unique feature of Circly lets users collaborate in real-time w/ built-in video caller lets user work in groups remotely.  This is a great feature for educators looking to do more group
projects as well work w/ peers remotely.

*Circly is one of the 50 nominated for the Blue Tulip Awards Education and Work Section in the Netherlands, and one of the Top Sites/Apps of 2020 in Technology & Learning magazine.

Below is brief demo...




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

Circly's latest press release details how they can help classrooms get over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Vocab Victor Classroom

    


Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom".  This new update offers lots of features but mainly lets teachers create classrooms where students can join and then customize and create wordlists from their curriculum to include in Vocab Victor's educational games and is WEB BASED!!!

New features...
  • Create schools and classes
  • Invite students to join your classes from inside the Vocab Victor app!
  • Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!
  • Assign the lists to your students!
  • Word list words will appear in Vocab Victor's word learning games automatically! Students will learn words from a combination of matching games, associations, word puzzles, and definition review!
  • Monitor your students' progress so you know which words they've mastered!
  • Encourage friendly competition with our new class leaderboard!

Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary through 4 different styles of games through 11 levels.  These games offer high replay as well as different varieties of game play, such as: matching, sorting, targeting, and more.  Best of all, Vocab Victor assesses and adapts words to each student's vocabulary level in real-time and is ideal for ESL/ELL.

Vocab Victor Web app... https://app.vocabvictor.com/

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Vocab Victor by clicking here!!!

Download Vocab Victor for free here!!!

*Vocab Victor is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

TypeTastic

   


*A great way for students to practice their keyboarding/typing skills while school is doing Remote Learning.

TypeTastic is an excellent K-12 site for students learning how to Type/Keyboard.  TypeTastic's School Edition has an educational portal that allows educators to track, monitor, and assess student progress.  This is a fun and great way to integrate technology into a classroom's curriculum.  TypeTastic uses over 400 innovative games, activities and drills to help teach and reinforce keyboarding/typing skills.

The expanded curriculum introduces students to more than 250 entertaining new keyboarding activities that move from locating letters to fluent typing in four fun steps:
  1. Explore the Keyboard: Unique keyboard visualization splits the letters into nine color-coded groups so students see the keyboard like a map and can quickly find the correct letters. 
  1. All Fingers Aboard: These games are designed to challenge kids to learn the fundamentals of typing. All sections are centered on finger movement, often first separated into either right- or left-hand activities, followed by more challenging games that use both hands.
  1. Ready, Set, Type!: Keyboarding activities take kids on an adventure through underwater coral reefs, thick jungle vegetation, and serene beach vistas to collect words and letters, with the goal of typing simple words and sentences. 
  1. Master Those Keys: In the final step, students dig into the secrets of fluent typing, challenging themselves with more complex words, building up their typing speed, and discovering numbers and symbols.
Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out TypeTastic!!!

For more information from their blog click here.

Avatar Maker

 Avatar Maker is a fun site for making simple avatars.  A user has a lot of different options to choose from for editing their avatar such as: colors, mouths, eyes, hair, accessories, and more.  Finally, a finished avatar can then be downloaded to a computer.

I highly recommend checking out Avatar Maker by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SplashLearn

  

SplashLearn is a wonderful, super easy-to-use, free all-in-one online Math platform for grades K-5.  SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal.  This portal/dashboard allows educators/parents to create and manage student accounts, track/manage progress, generate detailed reports that can emailed, and even set daily schedules.  Being online, SplashLearn is ideal for Remote/Distance Learning and uses Game Based Learning to help students learn and reinforce their basic Math skills, such as: addition, multiplication, and more.  Also, SplashLearn has lots of different features where students can play or practice a specific skill or follow a "set" learning path where students complete games and levels collecting coins and gaining stars (similar to mobile games) on how well they completed the skill.

Finally, SplashLearn makes it easy for educators to assess students and differentiate instruction.  Students can even use SplashLearn for Self Paced Learn, making it a great way for students to strengthen their Math skills.









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

For a more detailed review check out Kleinspiration.

*SplashLearn is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.