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.


BookWidgets

BookWidgets is an excellent site for creating educational games/quizzes.  BookWidgets is ideal looking for teachers to save time by having their educational games/quizzes automatically graded.  This is all done in a user-friendly interface and educational portal that allows teachers to: track and monitor students in real-time.  Best of all, BookWidgets makes it easy for educators to assess student learning and differentiate instruction through detailed reports/graphs.

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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Monday, January 18, 2021

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

Izzit

 

Izzit.org is a nice site for students to find educational resources and videos.  These resources can be searched by grade level or subject.  Best of all, there is a wide range of teacher tools such as: quizzes, lesson plans, activities for students, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Izzit.org 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.

GamiLab

 GamiLab is a fantastic new site for creating educational games.  GamiLab lets teachers or students create educational games from scratch or customizing already created content.  Also, these games can contain videos, text, flashcards, etc. and can be used for Remote Learning.  Best of all, there are two "main" game styles such as King of the Mountain and Biker Race mode which is a great way to easily test student's learning.








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

TeachVid

  

TeachVid is an amazing online tool for learning foreign languages.  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.

Edu-pal


 Edu-pal is a new Chrome extension that lets educators create polls and quizzes in Google Meet.  This is done through a very user friendly interface as long as both users (students/teachers) the extension and using Google Meet through their browser.  Once a poll or quiz is created students see the question and then can answer them in real-time making it easy for teachers to assess student learning.

I highly recommend checking out Edu-Pal by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Richard Byrne's award winning blog for the tip.

Chronicle Cloud

   

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers.  Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.  Also, being on the "cloud" teachers can collaborate and share best "teaching" practices in an easy way.


I highly recommend checking out Chronicle Cloud by clicking here!!!

*Chronicle Cloud is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

RecordCast

 RecordCast is an excellent free online tool for creating screencasts.  This is done through a very easy-to-use online video editor where a user can record either the whole screen or just a section and then edit it (i.e. Screenflow).  The video editor lets users add text, images, music, and more to create a beautiful looking finished product.  Finally, finished videos can then be shared or embedded making it ideal to introduce a topic or even remote learning.










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

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Wednesday, January 6, 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.

Check out how smooth Circly's "ZOOM" feature works...



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.