Tuesday, June 1, 2021

MultiplicationGames

 MultiplicationGames is a wonderful free site for students looking to learn and strengthen their multiplication skills.  This is done through a wide variety of fun educational games (Game Based Learning) such as: multiplication bowling, times table shooting, and more.  Finally, some of these games are multi-player and a great way to integrate "group learning" into a classroom.









I highly recommend checking out MultiplicationGames by clicking 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 Store by clicking here!!!

*Projector Screen is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Brainstormer Online

 Brainstormer is an interesting new site that puts a little spin on brainstorming.  Brainstormer is easy to use and lets a user create a interactive timed brainstorming session.  Once that is done, other users/students can then vote on which brainstorm they like the best.  This is a great simple tool to use that helps increase student participation and done in a fun way.







I highly recommend Brainstormer Online by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Richard Byrne's blog for the tip.

Storyboard That

 Don't Forget - DELETE OPTIONS 


  • Delete all students and their storyboards
  • Choose what to Delete individually
  • Wipe the slate clean and start over
  • Don't delete anything!!
*Contact Storyboard That for budgeting for next School Year.

Storyboard That the wonderful resource that educators everywhere are using for a variety of educational purposes (i.e. timelines, digital storytelling, project based learning, etc), has just released a bunch of ideas/activities on how to use Storyboard That over the summer.  These activities cover a wide range of topics from story starters, reading projects, digital storytelling, and more.  Best of all it helps prevent summer learning loss and increase a student's digital learning skills.

Storyboard That is an excellent learning tool w/ educational portal, where teachers can manage, track, and assess student accounts in a safe environment.  This easy-to-use site has an abundance of teacher guides and lesson plans, that makes it easy to integrate into any classroom or curriculum.

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

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thinkio

Thinkio is a fantastic tool for educators to use to create interactive worksheets or online lessons.  All a user has to do is upload a worksheet (i.e. pdf, jpg, etc), share a unique link w/ students, and that's it.  Thinkio automatically makes the worksheet interactive by allowing a student to draw or type on it making it very user friendly.  Best of all, once a student is done saving their work a teacher has the ability to view their work and edit/add notes making it easy to assess student learning and differentiate instruction.

Below is a brief demo video...



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

NameCoach

   

NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly.  This is especially useful w/ school starting up and teachers want to learn the correct way to pronounce their student's names.  The way this works is simple as a teacher creates a name/web page and then has the student's speak their names.  The audio gets embedded into a page and a user can access them all on one page at anytime.  Also, NameCoach makes it very easy to share recordings and keep track of student's name/email.  It's easy, accurate, and 100% safe for schools to use.

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

Below is a brief demo...



*NameCoach is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.educational resources

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mobile Permissions

 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.

Blackbird

Blackbird is an excellent new online platform designed to teach students how to program/code.  This is done through a very easy-to-use interface where students progress through stages typing code and watching their results.  If a student gets stuck there is a "show me" button to help them progress as well: tips, videos, and helpful tutorials to help students and teachers integrate coding into their classroom.  Best of all, Blackbird has an educational portal to monitor and track student progress to make it easy to assess student learning.

Below is a brief demo...


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

For a more detailed review check out Richard Byrne's award winning blog.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Super Teacher Worksheets for Mother's Day

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!!!

Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. 

Solitaired

Solitaired is a fun educational spin on the classic card game solitaire.  All a user has to do is select the educational deck they'd like to use and that's it.  There are lots of different decks that have pictures as well as educational facts covering topics such as: historical figures, astronauts in space, and more.

For a more detailed review click here.

Buncee

Buncee, is one of the most versatile learning tools around for: project base learning, digital storytelling, scrapbooking, and much much more, just a new feature that makes it easy for teachers to assess student's virtual assignments and performance.  The way this is done is that an educator can now add free response questions or multiple choice questions to assess a student's learning.  Also, a teacher can generate a detailed report making it easy to differentiate instruction.

Click here for more info on how to assess student's performance.



I highly recommend checking out Buncee for Remote Learning by clicking here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Pedagogue

Pedagogue is a excellent new social network for educators that makes it easy to collaborate w/ others and find educational resources.  Also, Pedagogue is a great place to share a wide variety of resources such as: images, lesson plans, web sites, learning tools, templates, etc etc.  Finally, Pedagogue lets educators seamlessly create groups or classrooms making it ideal for collaborative learning, professional development, and modify best teaching practices.

Below is a brief demo...



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






Biteable

 

Biteable is an excellent site for creating stunning presentations/slideshows.  All a user has to do is select a template (or create one from scratch), select a color scheme, and add audio to create a beautiful product.  Best of all, a educator can publish/share a presentation via unique URL or embed it into a site or blog.  Also, a user can set their presentation to public or private to help abide by CIPA/COPPA compliance.  Best of all, teachers can use Biteable in a wide number of ways such as: project based learning, digital storytelling, introducing a topic, and much much more.

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

Below is my brief demo...

Testing on Biteable.

Circly








*Circly recently created some templates that are ideal for education.  For example, the image above shows a template on what student's will be doing when they are finished w/ school. 

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.

*Circly is one of the 50 nominated for the Blue Tulip Awards Education and Work Section in the Netherlands, and one of the Top Sites/Apps of 2020 in Technology & Learning magazine.

Below is brief demo...




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

Circly's latest press release details how they can help classrooms get over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Vocab Victor Classroom

    


Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom".  This new update offers lots of features but mainly lets teachers create classrooms where students can join and then customize and create wordlists from their curriculum to include in Vocab Victor's educational games and is WEB BASED!!!

New features...
  • Create schools and classes
  • Invite students to join your classes from inside the Vocab Victor app!
  • Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!
  • Assign the lists to your students!
  • Word list words will appear in Vocab Victor's word learning games automatically! Students will learn words from a combination of matching games, associations, word puzzles, and definition review!
  • Monitor your students' progress so you know which words they've mastered!
  • Encourage friendly competition with our new class leaderboard!

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 and is ideal for ESL/ELL.

Vocab Victor Web app... https://app.vocabvictor.com/

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.

TypeTastic

   


*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.

Avatar Maker

 Avatar Maker is a fun site for making simple avatars.  A user has a lot of different options to choose from for editing their avatar such as: colors, mouths, eyes, hair, accessories, and more.  Finally, a finished avatar can then be downloaded to a computer.

I highly recommend checking out Avatar Maker by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SplashLearn

  

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!!!

For a more detailed review check out Kleinspiration.

*SplashLearn is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


GameChangineer

 

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!!!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Socrates

   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.  



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.

CurrikiStudio

  

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!

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.

ClassHook

ClassHook is an innovative new site for finding educational videos/clips that I was just reminded of by Monica Burns blog. ClassHook is a search engine for finding educational video clips through popular media.  It searches through TV shows, movies, and other forms of entertainment to bring educational clips to educators.  Best of all an educator can search through different subjects and each video displays wether it is for El Ed, MS, HS, etc. 

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

For my Pinterest board on Digital Video Resources click here.


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Otus

  

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. 

Kidaha

 

Kidaha is an excellent site for students, parents, or educators to find clip art.  This is ideal for students looking for educational clip art for school or for teachers looking for just the right type of art for their classroom or lesson.

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

NameCoach

  

NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly.  This is especially useful w/ school starting up and teachers want to learn the correct way to pronounce their student's names.  The way this works is simple as a teacher creates a name/web page and then has the student's speak their names.  The audio gets embedded into a page and a user can access them all on one page at anytime.  Also, NameCoach makes it very easy to share recordings and keep track of student's name/email.  It's easy, accurate, and 100% safe for schools to use.

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

Below is a brief demo...



*NameCoach is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.educational resources

Vmaker




Vmaker is one of the best online tools around I've seen for creating educational screencasts.  What sets Vmaker apart from other similar sites is the abundance of features that is included.  An educator not only has the ability to record their screen, they can add narrations, add backgrounds and filters, highlight mouse clicks, annotate and draw on the screen and more.  This is a great way to introduce a topic or even "flip" a lesson or classroom.

I highly recommend Vmaker by clicking here!!!

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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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 Store by clicking here!!!

*Projector Screen is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Multifly

Multifly is an innovative free iOS app designed for grades 2nd-4th to help students develop their multiplication skills.  This is done through a super fun platform game that features over 50 puzzles for students to solve.  These puzzles are designed to strengthen students in multiplication using 7+ different strategies.  As the students progress further in the game the story evolves through a digital comic.

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

For a more detailed review click here.

Buncee for Remote Learning

  

Buncee, one of the most versatile learning tools around for: project base learning, digital storytelling, scrapbooking, and much much more, has just released a site for remote learning.  This is a great area for educators looking for ideas on how to help teach students remotely during school closures.  Remember, Buncee provides a digital canvas where the uses are limitless to create projects and lessons for your students.  Finally, Buncee has an abundance of resources for educators looking to get to know their students such as: meet the teacher templates, all about me posters, and more.  Click here for more info.

I highly recommend checking out Buncee for Remote Learning by clicking here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Multidecker

 Multidecker is an excellent new free site for creating flashcards.  These flashcards are easy to create and can have up to four different answers to choose from.  One of my favorite features of Multidecker is the ability to view the deck and toggle through the answers and flip cards before selecting/playing it.

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Storyboard That for Remote Learning

 

Storyboard That the wonderful resource that educators everywhere are using for a variety of educational purposes (i.e. timelines, digital storytelling, project based learning, etc), has just announced they will offer 5 weeks free of all their online resources (i.e. unlimited teachers and students) to help w/ remote learning during school closures.

Storyboard That is an excellent learning tool w/ educational portal, where teachers can manage, track, and assess student accounts in a safe environment.  This easy-to-use site has an abundance of teacher guides and lesson plans, that makes it easy to integrate into any classroom or curriculum.

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

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

ClassDojo Conundrums

ClassDojo is one of the most popular free educational/communicative tools for schools has just released their "Conundrum" series for parents and students. This 14 episode learning series with Activities introduces the challenging idea that not all problems have a clear right answer. Each episode is carefully designed to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills! 


For more information click here.

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

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 click here.
For my Edshelf board on Web 2.0 click here.


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Circly

  







*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.

*Circly is one of the 50 nominated for the Blue Tulip Awards Education and Work Section in the Netherlands, and one of the Top Sites/Apps of 2020 in Technology & Learning magazine.

Below is brief demo...




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

Circly's latest press release details how they can help classrooms get over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, March 1, 2021

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.

Peanuts in the Classroom

 Peanuts in the Classroom is a wonderful site for educational resources and lesson plans ages 4-13 yrs old.  These resources are PDF's, printables, and worksheets that covers ares such as : STEM, Space, Social Studies, Language Arts, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Peanuts in the Classroom by clicking here!!!

Super Teacher Worksheets for St. Patrick's Day


Be sure to check out STW for all their St. Patrick's Day ideas such as: educational games, word searches, activities, and more!!!


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 for St. Patrick's Day by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Games to Learn English

 Games to Learn English is a great site for ESL/ELL students looking to learn English in a fun and engaging way.  This is done through educational games such as: Fast English, Perfect Tense, and Monster Phrases.  Also, Games to Learn English works w/ Google Classroom and lets teachers create homework assignments and track student accounts.


I highly recommend checking out Games to Learn English by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Vocab Victor Classroom

   


Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom".  This new update offers lots of features but mainly lets teachers create classrooms where students can join and then customize and create wordlists from their curriculum to include in Vocab Victor's educational games and is WEB BASED!!!

New features...
  • Create schools and classes
  • Invite students to join your classes from inside the Vocab Victor app!
  • Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!
  • Assign the lists to your students!
  • Word list words will appear in Vocab Victor's word learning games automatically! Students will learn words from a combination of matching games, associations, word puzzles, and definition review!
  • Monitor your students' progress so you know which words they've mastered!
  • Encourage friendly competition with our new class leaderboard!

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 and is ideal for ESL/ELL.

Vocab Victor Web app... https://app.vocabvictor.com/

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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

TypeTastic

  


*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.

SplashLearn

 

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!!!

For a more detailed review check out Kleinspiration.

*SplashLearn is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Gimkit

Gimkit is an excellent game based learning solution that makes it easy for educators to assess learning and differentiate instruction.  This is done through fun educational games that even students can help create and use for self paced learning.  Best of all, Gimkit generates detailed reports for teachers/students and can even grade assignments in real-time.


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

Socrates

  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.  

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.

Type Studio





Type Studio is an excellent new site for editing and creating digital video that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  The way this works is quite simple, once you upload a video, Type Studio transcribes the video into text.  A user can then edit the text to edit their video.  For example, if there is a part of the text/video you want to remove, highlight the text and press delete and the video has been edited/cut.  This can be a great time saver for educators/students and used for Project Based Learning or Digital Storytelling. 

Below is a brief demo...


I highly recommend checking out Type Studio by clicking here!!!

Monday, January 25, 2021

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.

Ducksters






Ducksters is a nice little search engine that is ideal for students as it is COPPA compliant and filtered for safety.  This is a great way for students to search through a wide range of topics such as: Math, Science, History, and even educational games.

I highly recommend checking out Ducksters 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.

BombBomb

 BombBomb is a innovative site that lets educators send video emails to their students and parents for free.  This is ideal for teachers that are teaching remotely and simple easy to do.  BombBomb is integrated into Gmail/Chrome all a user has to do is either click record or use the video web app.  This makes it easy for educators to "flip" a lesson or record a screencast for students when they can't teach "live".

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

Thanks to award nominated educator Kelly Tenkely of iLearn Technology for the tip.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

I Know It

 








I Know It is a fantastic site for interactive Math lessons grades K-5th.  This is a super fun easy to use site for practice on a wide range of topics, such as: place value, multiplication, counting coins, time, and more.  Best of all, I Know It allows educators to assign lessons and track student progress to make it easy to differentiate instruction.

I highly recommend checking out I Know It by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



I Know It is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.