Thursday, December 17, 2020

Storyboard That for the 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.

No Code Chart

 No Code Chart is a nice easy site to use for creating beautiful interactive charts and graphs.  This is a great way for users to create a wide variety of charts and plot data and then export to their site.

Below is a brief demo...

I highly recommend checking out No Code Chart by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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, for project based learning, digital storytelling, finding ideas (Ideas Lab) 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.

Educators Corner

 Educators Corner is one of my new favorite places to find educational resources such as: links, videos, and ideas for using STEM in technology.  This is all done by two of my favorite educators Brad Waid and Michelle Moore.  These videos vary in length and are fun and easy watch where they cover topics such as: augmented reality, STEM activities, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Educators Corner by clicking here!!! 


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!!!

*SplashLearn is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

TypeTastic for Remote Learning


*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.


 ThatQuiz is a nice simple site for creating quizzes.  A teacher can create an account and share a code for students to take.  Also, these quizzes can include images, graphs, and more.  Finally, these quizzes can be fill in the blank or choose the right answer, tracks right or wrong and answers, and has a built-in timer.

I highly recommend checking out ThatQuiz for creating educational quizzes by clicking here!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Mobile Permissions Virtual Field Trips

Mobile Permissions is the excellent free site the educators are using to easily send "digital" permission slips for FREE.  Recently, they launched a new feature which lets educators send permission slips "on demand" which is ideal for when teachers need immediate permission of a parent/guardian and don't have time to wait for a form to be returned.  Also, this is a perfect tool to use w/ Remote Learning due to the closures of school from the worldwide pandemic.

Finally, Mobile Permissions has been hard at work creating Virtual Field trips.  These field trips can be an asset to any educator for students required to do Distance Learning at home.  These field trips are easy to use as they incorporate "guided tours" of different museums and cities around the world.  These "guided tours" come w/ a packet of questions/answers for teachers to use w/ their students when taking their virtual tour.

I highly recommend checking out Mobile Permissions Virtual Field Trips by clicking here!!!

*Mobile Permissions is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Super Teacher Worksheets for Winter

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!!!

Check out the new puzzle generator by clicking here.

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Blooket is an excellent new site that uses Game Based Learning to help students learn their subjects.  Blooket is very easy to use and provides teachers w/ an educational portal that allows them to track and monitor student progress while generating detailed reports.  Also, educators can create their own educational games or join an existing one (i.e. racing, battle royale, etc.)  Best of all, students join all games by a unique generated code meaning they don't need a student email account.

Below is a brief demo...

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's wonderful blog for the tip.

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.

Education Blueprint

 Education Blueprint is a wonderful place for educators to find, rate, and share educational resources.  This is done a very user friendly way where resources are curated in a wide number of ways (i.e. media, books, podcasts, etc.). Also, this is a great place for teachers to rate/review websites and apps, and even upload resources that they have used themselves.

I highly recommend checking out Education Blueprint by clicking here!!!