Thursday, February 24, 2022

simpleshow video maker

 simpleshow video maker is the best online tool around for making explainer videos.  These "simple shows" are very easy to create and can be used in education in a wide variety of ways, such as: digital storytelling, introducing a subject, project based learning, professional development, and much more.  Best of all, simpleshow is very user friendly and lets educators/students seamlessly create engaging videos by just selecting a template, typing up a script (storyline) and simpleshow takes care of the rest.  There are lots of videos and examples teachers can find on the simpleshow website and a finished video can then be embedded into a website or blog.

Below is brief demo...

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

*simpleshow video maker is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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.



Wizer is an interesting site for creating blended digital worksheets that I just found out about from Richard Byrne's award winning blog.  Wizer lets educators create digital worksheets from scratch by through either a fill in the blank style or by labeling a object.  A very nice feature is that a teacher can browse through a wide collection of worksheets already create it and then customize it for their own purpose.  Finally, a finished worksheet can then be shared through Google Classroom or through a unique generated URL and code.

I highly recommend checking out Wizer 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.

Brush Ninja

Brush Ninja is a super-fun site for creating customs animations, digital art, collages, and more.  Also, Brush Ninja has an abundance of educator resources to help integrate Brush Ninja into the classroom.  Educators are using BN in a wide variety of ways such as: digital storytelling, project based learning, "spicing" up a project, and much more.  Best of all, Brush Ninja is free, easy-to-use, and requires no student registration making it CIPA compliant for the classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Brush Ninja by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Richard Byrne's wonderful blog for the tip.  


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.

Kialo Edu


Kialo Edu is an excellent learning tool designed to facilitate classroom discussion and ignite critical thinking while providing platform for educators to make it easy to gauge student understanding and differentiate instruction.  The way this works is through Kialo's online collaborative platform that creates an interactive tree that depicts pros and cons of a discussion/debate.  Students can use this for self paced learning and to get their points of across in a clear precise way.

Below is a brief demo...

I highly recommend checking out Kialo Edu by clicking here!!!



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.

*BookWidgets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Type to Learn

Type to Learn to is an excellent online Keyboarding program ideal for grades K-12.  Type To Learn easily lets teachers teach integral Typing skills through game based learning.  These games are integrated into 34 lessons that teach the basics from HomeRow to complicated keys such as numbers and other characters.  Best of all, Type to Learn tracks WPM (words per minute) , assessing students in real-time and then differentiates instruction by adjusting the difficulty on how well the student is doing.

I highly recommend checking out Type to Learn by clicking here!!!