Friday, July 31, 2020

Vocab Victor

Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL.  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.

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.

Erase all Kittens

Erase all Kittens is an interesting online game that I just found out about from Free Technology for Schools.  This game has a rather cool concept as it has kids hacking into levels to help them complete the game and rescue all the kittens by editing html code.  It's very easy to get started and has students learning basic concepts of coding/programming.

I highly recommend checking out Erase all Kittens by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Coding/Programming click here.

Cloud Stop Motion

Cloud Stop Motion is an innovative site for creating and storing stop motion video projects.  This is
ideal for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom and can be used for project based learning, digital storytelling, and more.  Best of all, the educational portal allows teachers to track and manage student accounts, organize all projects, and export/watch all videos, all from w/in the web/browser.

I highly recommend checking out Cloud Stop Motion by clicking here!!!

*Cloud Stop Motion is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


TeachVid is an amazing online tool for learning foreign languages that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog.  TeachVid reminds me a tad like EDpuzzle where educators use interactive videos to assess student's learning.  Also, educators can create a "virtual" classroom and create assignments that contain: videos, worksheets, etc.  Finally, TeachVid makes it easy to flip a classroom or lesson and let student's learn at their own pace.

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

*TeachVid is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Knoword for Remote Learning

Knoword is a super fun Vocabulary game that is perfect for integrated technology into the classroom/home.  The way this works is definitions are given w/ the starting letter of the word while a timer counts down.  The player tries to answer as many correct words by typing/spelling them correctly before the timer runs out.  Best of all, there is a teacher portal where educators can create their own "word" packs to integrate w/ their curriculum as well as track student data.

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

*Knoword is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

The Cell Game

The Cell Game is a new online game that educators can use to customize for their classroom.  This is Go.  Once a game starts the object is for students to answer questions of different levels and take over as many "cells" as possible before their cell core is destroyed.  The Cell Game can be used for any subject and is easy enough that it can be used by most grade levels.
a super fun multi-player game that reminds me of the classic game

I highly recommend The Cell Game by clicking here!!!


*Circly's collaboration features make it an ideal tool for "remote learning" while schools are closed down due to the virus.  Students can even use it to do group projects from home.

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.

Below is a brief demo...

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


binumi is a wonderful site for creating beautiful looking presentations/digital videos.  This is done through a easy-to-use drag-n-drop interface and educators can use for digital storytelling or project based learning.  Best of all, binumi can be used for collaborative and remote-learning and a finished project can be embedded into a site or blog.

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

Monday, July 27, 2020

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Below is a brief demo...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Wooclap is an excellent learning tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog that is ideal for Distance Learning.  Wooclap is a tool that reminds me a lot of Kahoot, where a teacher can create a poll/quiz and students can respond in real-time from their mobile device.  Best of all, Wooclap has lots of robust features that set it apart from their competition such as: 20+ ways to interact w/ their audience, integrates w/ most LMS, Keynote, PPT, Google Slides, etc, free for education, and much much more.  This is a great tool for educators to assess student learning and differentiate instruction.

below is a brief demo...

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

For a more detailed review click here.

Socrates for Back to School

Many schools are now realizing they do not have the tools in place so kids can continue to learn while schools are closed.  Socrates personalized learning for the students so they are progressing automatically, and provides teachers with tools to monitor progress and assign topics.  Teachers can control the learning remotely or just allow Socrates to adjust automatically - making it a perfect tool for teachers with closed classrooms.  

The CEO announced that Socrates will be free to all impacted communities and they are setting up schools and classrooms within 24 hours.  No training is necessary for the teachers or students.  Take advantage of this great offer here:

Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system.  This is done through fun and engaging learning games w/ educational portal where teachers can track and monitor student progress, assign educational videos, use a digital badge system, testing, benchmarking, and much much more.

Below is a brief demo...

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

*Socrates is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, July 20, 2020


Spiral is a innovative suite of educational tools for the classroom. Below is a summary of their press release...

"Spiral is a suite of free collaborative classroom tools for 1:1 devices and can be accessed anywhere, anytime with just a browser and internet connection. There are 3 apps - each designed for different types of activities. 

Quickfire is great for quizzes, class warm-ups and getting rapid responses from students. The students just need to log in on their personal devices to answer questions or use the canvas feature to annotate or draw their responses.

Discuss works well for encouraging class discussions, collaboration, and engaging the whole class. Teachers can either upload a presentation or make one from scratch before adding questions to generate relevant conversation.

Team Up is best for facilitating group work and getting students to work together. Teachers can assign students to groups, appoint a team leader, and set a problem for each group to solve. The students can then research and contribute their ideas to the team leader, who will assemble the team’s ideas in the form of a presentation. Students can go on to present their ideas on the whiteboard and critique each other’s work.

Finally, Spiral allows you to access your lesson data from your interactions which makes it much easier to carry out formative assessment and monitor student progress accurately!"

Below is a demo...

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

TypeTastic for Game Based Learning

"Game-based learning (GBL) is a type of game play that has defined learning outcomes. Generally, game-based learning is designed to balance subject matter with gameplay and the ability of the player to retain, and apply said subject matter to the real world. (wikipedia)"  Game Based Learning has stood the test of time and been going on since schools have been around.  Lately, it's been getting more and more attention in the media and easier to integrate into the classroom through technology.  Not only is GBL making learning fun, through innovative technology and websites like TypeTastic, kids are easily learning vital real-world skills such as Typing/Keyboarding.

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.
*TypeTastic was one of Technology & Learning's Top Sites/Apps of 2018 (click here)

Below is a brief demo...

I highly recommend checking out TypeTastic School Edition by clicking here!!!

For more detailed information on Game Based Learning click here.

Mr Rogers - "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children playis serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."

Thursday, July 16, 2020


CurrikiStudio is a wonderful learning suite of tools that lets educators seamlessly create interactive learning experiences.  This is done by creating a playlist of learning objectives, choose from over 40 learning activities, add multimedia content, and then share w/ others/students.  Also, CurrikiStudio is ideal for integrating project based learning and blended learning into any classroom.

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog for the tip!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

30hands Learning

30hands Pro is the excellent iOS app for project based learning, flipping a classroom, and digital storytelling.  Educators are using 30hands to integrate technology in a easy and seamless way.

• New Features in Pro:
— Enhanced Drawing with Editing, Adding Images to canvas, Layering Images, more! (Basic Drawing is still there, too)
— Share-a-Slide to create a single slide video
— Stop Motion is easier with settings and Enhanced Drawing
— Storyboarding is faster and easier
• New icons from Font Awesome and ION
• added support for iOS 9
• fixed some bugs

• Pro has 2 Drawing Modes: Enhanced and Basic
— Enhanced Drawing is vector based which is huge!
— Add images + photos to a drawing
— Edit a drawing after saving
— Drawing lines are crisper
— Text can be on multiple lines
— Resized and stretched text can still be edited!
• Pro has Share-a-Slide to create a single slide video
— Share a single narrated drawing or image to parents, teachers or friends
— Share-a-Slide allows for better collaboration
— Add video slides from multiple students into a central presentation
• Pro has easy Stop Motion settings
— Stop Motion slides can be within a normal presentation
• Easier Storyboarding in Starter and Pro
— New + icon to add a drawing from slide preview/record screen removes extra steps

For more information on 30hands Pro, or 30hands Web click here!!!

*30hands is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, July 6, 2020


GameChangineer is a fantastic site that I just found out about that helps students learn how to
program/code in a simple and unique way.  The way GameChangineer works is simply by typing in what you want to happen in the game or by thinking/typing out loud.  Students will begin to use their computational thinking and sequential skills to develop a game.  Also, this is a great way to integrate STEM into the classroom and focus on essential skills such as: logical thinking, problem solving, and more.  Best of all, GameChangineer works in real-time and will help offer suggestions/auto correct what part of your text is wrong and how to correct it so your game will work.  There are even lesson plans to help educators use GameChangineer in the classroom.  Finally, students can test out their game and see how games such as Pacman and Space Invaders work.

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

Otus for Remote Learning

Otus is an ideal tool for Remote Learning w/ schools being closed.  Their learning platform makes it easy for educators to build dynamic engaging lessons, deliver instruction, and then assess student learning.

Otus is a all-in-one mobile learning solution for schools that combines the best features of a: learning management system, data management system, and more.  The sleek new design, allows for easier functionality, a brighter customizable color interface, and real-time analytics and third party integration (i.e. Khan Academy), and of course Otus Worksheets.

Below is a brief demo...

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

For more information check out Otus on Technology and Learning.

*Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.