Friday, April 28, 2017

Sketch Nation on TV

Sketch Nation the simple to use mobile (iOS/Android) app/site for creating games recently updated their lesson plan ideas page.  This is a great place for educators to go to find ways on how to integrate Sketch Nation into their classroom.  These lesson ideas focus on a wide variety of subjects such as: Coding, History, Math, and more.  Sketch Nation makes it a seamless way to introduce STEM into their classroom in a fun and engaging way.

I highly recommend checking out Sketch Nation Lesson Plans by clicking here!!!

Be sure to check out Sketch Nation on TV by clicking here!!!

*Sketch Nation is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Loopy is an innovative new tool for creating interactive simulations.  Simulations are easy to create and done by drawing circles and arrows.  Educators can use Loopy to embed into a blog, create an explainer video, project based learning, differentiate instruction and much much more.  Finally, users can create their simulations from scratch and build on an existing one as a template.

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

Below is an example...

Storyboard That Copy Assignment

Storyboard That the excellent learning tool that educators are using in a number of ways such as: project based learning, timelines, storyboards, and more has recently made it easier to copy assignments.  Educators can now login and copy assignments by the click of a button.  Once the assignment is copied to their teacher dashboard it creates a blank template of that assignments for students to fill in.  Best of all, an educator can edit the instructions and rubric that is attached to the assignment.

For more information on the Copy Assignment feature click here.

I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That by clicking here!!!

Cite It In

Cite It In is a great site for students looking to reference material and make bibliographies.  This is an easy to use that has a generator to cite materials such as: websites, books, videos, etc.  Also, it works w/ APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

I highly recommend checking out Cite It In by clicking here!!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Answerables the innovative educational tool that combines the best features of game based learning w/ a learning management system has just released their free iPad app.  Answerables is being used by educators in a variety of ways from collaborating w/ other classes, to browsing the web, all in a secure 3D virtual environment.

Answerables is used as a:

• Virtual classroom 
• Lesson planner
• Learning manager 
• Quest creator
• Resource manager 
• Web browser (managed)
• Social Network
• Student portfolio
• Presentation space

Features include:

• Multiplayer game environment
• Learning management system
• Quests and badges
• Assessment tools
• Analytics
• Resource/Content management system
• Web browser
• Secure audio/video streaming

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

*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Quiznetic is a new site for creating quizzes/games that students can all play at the same time.  All a teacher has to do is create questions and select their track to have students answer questions and try to win this Game Based Learning racing game.  Best of all, students can join using any device (via a unique code), questions can contain videos/pictures, and track student data.

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.


EDpuzzle is vastly becoming one of the premiere web/iOS tools around for learning in the classroom.  This is fantastic free tool for editing a video, cropping, adding quizzes/polls, narration, etc. then embedding into site/blog.  It is being used to flip a classroom or lesson, Project Based Learning, grading/assessing, and even for differentiating instruction.  The educational portal allows students to sign-up w/out needing an email account and lets educators track student progress in real-time.

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

For my Pinterest board on Flipping a Classroom click here.

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Gamefroot is an excellent site for educators looking to teach or learn how to code.  Gamefroot offers easy-to-follow tutorials and even professional development to help teachers integrate Gamefroot and STEM into their classroom.  Similar to Scratch, students will be able to create their own online games (or iPhone), publish them, and even play games created by others.

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


DimensionU is one of my favorite companies for Game Based Learning.  These games take place in an interactive 3D virtual world where students strengthen their Math/Literacy skills.  The games are designed for kids grades 3rd-9th and are aligned to Common Core Standards.

Here are a list of DimensionU games...

Watch the videos below to see all 4 AMAZING
DimensionU Games in action:
Meltdown is the DimensionU game that
offers students a second chance
when answering difficult questions, and
rewards creative strategies to achieve victory.
Swarm is DimensionU's team-based
game that most strongly reinforces
cooperation and collaboration between
students to achieve a common goal.
Towerstorm is the DimensionU game
 that is best for working through the most
 curriculum in the shortest amount of time.
Velocity is DimensionU's high-speed
obstacle course that ensures players
answer questions correctly in order to
continue progressing through the race.
Click to view the MATHEMATICS or LITERACY content included in
DimensionU Games.

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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*DimensionU is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

YouTube Mixer

YouTube Mixer is a new (beta) site for mixing and mashing up audio soundtracks.  This is a dream come true for people looking to become their own DJ and experiment w/ different soundtracks from YouTube.  YouTube Mixer also supports audio from SoundCloud and Jamendo and easily lets users edit their soundtracks to their heart's desire.

I highly recommend checking out YouTube Mixer by clicking here!!!

Buncee for Mother's Day

Buncee is the amazing Web 2.0 learning tool that educators everywhere are using in a wide variety of ways.  This is a simple to use site/app w/ educational portal that allows educators to "flip" their classroom, differentiate instruction, blend learning, and much much more.... in a safe environment where they can manage/track student accounts and presentations.

Last year, Buncee created a page for wonderful Mother's Day Projects.  Students can create eCards, digital stories, poems and more, to show how much their mom means to them while sparking their creativity in the process.

Below is a brief demo video of Buncee for Education...

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

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monster Math Duels

Monster Math Duels is a new/free educational iOS app for Math.  This fun app has students competing in class or at home on an iPad (split screen) or across multiple devices in different areas of Math (i.e. addition, subtraction, etc) grades K-5 (against each other or the computer).  Monster Math is aligned to Common Core standards, tracks student progress, and is a great way to integrate Game Based Learning into the classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Monster Math Duels by clicking here!!!