Wednesday, January 27, 2021



*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 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 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!!!


  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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.