Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Answer Pad

The Answer Pad is an awesome teacher tool that has two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system with a focus on drawing and "show what you know", and a grading solution for your teacher created quizzes.  It is browser based for teachers, and works on any device (BYOD), browser or on free apps for iOS or Android for students.  It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless.

New Features


  • Quick Connect - no student registration required or prep time for teachers (login via a code).
    • quick checks for understanding by just asking questions and sending a response type make it super simple.
    • draw tool can easily be sent out for students to work through a problem etc.
  • Feedback - color and text feedback w/ the unlock so that students can retry their answer.
  • Broadcast - teachers can send out one of the students responses to the entire class.  This is great way for classroom discussion w/ the names hidden.
    • Hide names, send out a multi-step problem.  Students complete the first step and classroom discusses the anonymous responses.  As a group decide which answer is best and broadcast response to entire class.
    • Yes or No, students discuss response and incorrect response can be sent to group to correct.
  • Send a Web Page - Teacher can send a web page, video, etc to students so they can view w/out having to leave the interactive session.
Answer Sheet
  • Essay question and multiple correct multiple choice question types now available.  These work in conduction w/ the built-in scratch pad that allows a teacher to see and give partial credit for work.
  • Live Monitor - watch live as students work through an assessment
More resources

I highly recommend checking out Answer Pad by clicking here!!!!

Below is a demo video...

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Super Teacher Worksheets for Christmas

Be sure to check out all their worksheets/printables on Christmas!!!

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.
Check out their new interactive Math site by clicking here.

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Buncee for the Holidays

Buncee one of my all time favorite web 2.0 sites for classrooms, has just released a bunch of lessons/templates/ideas for how to use Buncee for the holidays.  This is a great easy-to-use learning tool for creating beautiful looking presentations, stories, posters, eCards, and more.  Finally, educators are using this to "flip" their classroom, project based learning, digital storytelling, and much much more.

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

For holiday ideas click here.

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Labeley is a site I just found out about that is excellent for students or teachers looking to make labels or stickers.

Here is more info from their promotional email...

Labeley is a fully free online label creator, handy and easy to use for both educators and students to make labels for classroom items and it can be used as part of combined ICT and learning. And very importantly, users don’t need to create an account. Some of its features are:
  • User-friendly and revamped interface
  • Wide range of predesigned label shapes
  • Variety of free borders, ribbons, graphics and fonts
  • Cool option to upload any photo to fully personalize the label

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

Digipuzzle for the Holidays

Digipuzzle is a wonderful site for finding educational games and puzzles.  Educators are using this for centers or free time for students to introduce Game Based Learning into the classroom.  Finally, Digipuzzle is a great site to find games/puzzles for different holidays.

I highly recommend checking out Digipuzzle for all Holidays activities by clicking here!!!

  • For Christmas click here.
  • For Hanukkah click here.
  • For Kwanzaa click here.

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Lumos EdSearch

Lumos EdSearch is a wonderful safe search engine for educational resources, apps, videos, and much much more.  This site reminds me of a cross between EdShelf and Graphite and lets users share, rate, comment, and more on their resources.

I highly recommend checking out Lumos EdSearch by clicking here!!!

Storyboard That for Winter Holidays

Storyboard That the free online resources that educators everywhere are using for a wide variety of teaching strategies has just released their Winter Holiday Classroom Activities teacher guides...

From their site.... Sometimes we use the seasons and holidays around us to engage our students in the skills we are teaching. Whether you want to use these activities just for fun, or if you have lesson plans centered around the winter holidays, Storyboard That is an excellent resource. Check out some of the great things your students can do!

I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That for Winter Classroom Activities by clicking here!!!

Storyboard that is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a excellent free site that educators can use to find lesson plans for Grades PreK-12th.  These lessons can be searched by grade level and subject and even by state standards.  Share My Lesson works like a social network so users can download/upload, rate, comment, and more.  Also, they even have resources for professional development.

I highly recommend checking out Share My Lesson by clicking here.