Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Chronicle Cloud

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers.  Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.  Also, being on the "cloud" teachers can collaborate and share best "teaching" practices in an easy way.

I highly recommend checking out Chronicle Cloud by clicking here!!!

*Chronicle Cloud is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Floop

Floop is an excellent learning tool for educators to give and receive student feedback in real-time.  Floop is very easy to use and uses a drag-n-drop interface to collect student assignments and provide feedback and resubmissions through conversations threads, making it simple to assess students and differentiate instruction.

Below is a brief demo...



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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

EDpuzzle

Edpuzzle the world's leading digital tool for taking a video and making it your "own" has released a bunch of new updates for the current school year.

New Features

  • Live Mode - project Edpuzzle videos up on a screen and have student answer questions in real-time on their won devices
    • easily assess and differentiate instruction
  • Open Class - student's can join an existing class w/out having to create an account
    • ideal for PD or El Ed students
  • LMS Integration - Edpuzzle synce w/ most popular LMS such as: Google, Moodle, Blackboard, etc.
Below is a brief demo on their latest features...



Teacher are using Edpuzzle to flip their classroom, assess student's learning, and easily differentiate instruction by assigning videos and then adding questions to gauge student's understanding.

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

*Edpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Bitsbox

Bitbox is an innovative way to teach kids (6-12 yrs old) coding/programming apps by getting presents in the mail.  The way this works is simple kids open their "Bitbox" and select their material/app.  Then the kids customize the code to make it their "own".  Finally, finished apps are then played and shared on any mobile device.  Best of all, Bitbox Computer Science concepts such as: functions, coordinates, variables, computational logic, and much much more.

Below is a brief demo video...



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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

50 Sites/Apps for Educational Games

Game Based Learning is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom as well generate excitement for students.  This list not only covers a wide range of subjects, some of these sites have educational portals that allows educators to track and monitor students.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

50 Sites/Apps for Educational Games

  1. ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps for elementary students.
  2. Answerables - An innovatie site that is a cross between game based learning and learning management system making it easy for an educator to "gamify" a lesson.
  3. Arcademics - One of my favorite sites for game based learning (K-8th grade) in a wide range of subjects.  Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction.
  4. Badaboom - A new site where educators can create quizzes/games and have students answer them on their mobile devices.
  5. Braineos - Games based on flash card in a wide variety of subjects.
  6. BrainNook - A fun site for students that focuses on English & Math.  Also, there is a teacher portal w/ lots of resources for educators.
  7. Bubbabrain - Lots of game for all grade levels that allows teachers to create games too.
  8. Classcraft - An innovative way for educators to turn their everyday curriculum into personalized quests, ideal for self paced learning.
  9. Cookie - A great site for educational games and teacher resources.
  10. Creativity Games - Learn through the use of creativity brain training games.
  11. Creating Music - A fun site for learning music through the use of educational games and other online activities.
  12. DimensionU - An innovative site for learning math and Literacy (3rd-9th grade) in a 3D virtual world.
  13. Educandy - A excellent site where educators can create educational games and activities.
  14. Education Galaxy - A state of the art online platform for grades K-6 that uses game based learning to achieve academic success.
  15. Fuel the Brain - A wonderful site to learn elementary skills such as: Math, Science, and Reading. Lots if educational resources too!
  16. Funbrain - One of the most popular sites for educational games for kids K - 8 yrs old.
  17. Funschool - A wide variety of games, activities, and videos for kids.
  18. Gamequarium - A popular site w/ lots of games in a wide variety of subject areas.
  19. GameUp - A innovative site from the creators of BrainPop where the games are based on their interactive animated videos.
  20. Gimkit - A new and fun game based learning solution where even students can help create the games.
  21. iCivics - A fantastic site w/ educational portal for learning about Civics.
  22. Kahoot - One of the most popular sites around where an educators creates games/quizzes and has students answer them on their mobile devices to "gamify" a classroom.
  23. Kidz Page - A fun site for educational games PreK - 8th grade.
  24. Knoword - A excellent Vocabulary game w/ teacher portal where educators can create their own "word" packs and track student's progress.
  25. Land of Venn - A very fun iOS game for Geometry where students draw geometric shapes in a tower defense style game.
  26. Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games on lots of different subject areas.
  27. Lure of the Labyrinth - An innovative game for Middle school PreAlgebra students.
  28. Math and Sorcery - One of my favorite iOS apps for learning basic Math skills in a 8bit style RPG game.
  29. Math Attax - A super-fun free mobile (iOS/Google Play) Math game that helps students w/ their basic Math skills.
  30. Math Castle - A great iOS app for learning basic Math skills while trying to defend your castle against monsters.
  31. Math Chimp - A nice little site for finding Math games, worksheets, and videos.
  32. MinecraftEdu - A unique game based on the popular PC designed specifically for schools.
  33. Numbers League - A fun Math game in a comic book style designed for all ages.
  34. Pipo Games - A nice site for educational games for ages 3 - 12 yrs old.  A paid site unlocks all the features.
  35. Play Brighter - A fantastic site filled w/ educational games on a wide variety of subjects, built on their unique anime style interface.
  36. Play Kids Games - A fun site for educational games in subject areas such as: Math, Vocab, and Geography.
  37. Play4A - A nice site where teachers can create educational games to help w/ their curriculum.
  38. Prodigy - A excellent free online Math game designed for grades 1st-8th grade.
  39. PurposeGames - A nice site for finding games on a wide variety of subjects as well as the ability to create your own games.
  40. Reading Racer - A very unique iOS game where student's speak/read into their mobile device to help them win a race.
  41. RoomRecess - One of my favorite sites around for finding over a 140 games in a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Math, Language Arts, etc.).
  42. Sheppard Software - A nice site w/ lots of games on different subject areas.
  43. Skoolbo - Wonderful educational games for core skills in the primary grade levels.
  44. Socrates - A innovative new site where educators can differentiate instruction through a unique game based learning system.
  45. Teaching w/ Portals - A very innovative game based on the Popular console/PC game Portal, w/ lots of lesson plans to be found.
  46. The Time Tribe - A excellent game for grades 5th on up for students learning about History and  other cultures.
  47. TypeTastic - An terrific site for K-12 for students learning how to keyboard/type w/ over 400 games.
  48. Vedoque - A nice site for educational games PreK - 8th grade.
  49. What2Learn - A excellent site for educational games where teachers can create games and track students w/ a paid account.
  50. ZooWhiz - A fun site for kids 5 - 15 yrs to develop Math and Reading skills by creating their own virtual zoo.
For my Pinterest board on educational games click here.

Projector Screen

Projector Screen is a great site for educators or parents looking to find screens, projectors, cables, and more for home or their classroom.  Also, this is an ideal place to find good deals and other resources such as: how to build a home theater or how a green screen works.

I highly recommend checking out Projector Screen by clicking here!!!

*Projector Screen is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Arcademics

Arcademics is a wonderful site for educators looking to integrate game based learning into their K-8 classrooms.  Arcademics games cover subjects such as Math, Reading, Geography, and more.  Best of all, the teacher portal allows for educators to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, access video lessons, and assess student's learning making it easy to differentiate instruction.

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