Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HOOPs

HOOPs is a new basketball game by Zzish for assessing students learning and differentiating instruction.  This is done using Zzish which creates quizzes and gamifies formative assessments.  Teachers can use this for any subject and for individual students or in teams/groups.  Students can then play HOOPs and try to unlock the "All-Star" level.  Best of all are the detail reports that are generated which help educators assess students.

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

Below is a brief demo...

ScreenPlay

ScreenPlay is a new iOS app for learning how to program/code.  This is a fun interactive game that has students traveling through worlds/scenes to work through puzzles using basic coding concepts by jumping on different command buttons.  ScreenPlay is ideal for teaching STEM and designed for kids 9-11 years old.

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

BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a excellent site that educators everywhere are using to help teach Writing grades 3rd-8th.  The way this works is through an innovative collaborative writing/voting process that motivates students in a fun way.  Recently, BoomWriter released a new video to show their writing process in action...

Below is their NEW demo video...

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

BoomWriter Pro is the version of BoomWriter educators are using to grade and assess students in real-time through standards based rubrics.  This lets teachers capture whole class or individual data to make it easy to differentiate instruction and more.

I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter Pro by clicking here!!!

*BoomWriter is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

ClassroomScreen

ClassroomScreen is a nifty little site that I just found out about for creating a desktop background for your class.  What makes ClassroomScreen so great as it can be used in a number of ways in the classroom for those teachers who like to display a computer screen up on a monitor/projector.  It can be used to welcome students to their class to begin a day, while they are taking a test, working in group projects, and many more.  Best of all are the numbers of desktops to choose from and the handy little features such as: a timer, "work" logo, adding text, and more.

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

Grammar Gladiator

Grammar Gladiator is a super fun mobile/web game that focuses on different Language Art skills such as: conjunctions, verb tenses, articles, and more.  The goal of Grammar Gladiator is to control the gladiator and jump on platforms to launch fire into the correct answer, while destroying enemies w/ your spear.  Also, a player can collect gems to purchase upgrades such as: health, life, etc.  Best of all a player can select what skills they want to work on during the game.

I highly recommend checking out Grammar Gladiator by clicking here!!!

For more games from RoomRecess click here.

*RoomRecess is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sketch Nation Lesson Plans

Sketch Nation the simple to use mobile (iOS/Android) app/site for creating games recently updated their lesson plan ideas page.  This is a great place for educators to go to find ways on how to integrate Sketch Nation into their classroom.  These lesson ideas focus on a wide variety of subjects such as: Coding, History, Math, and more.  Sketch Nation makes it a seamless way to introduce STEM into their classroom in a fun and engaging way.

I highly recommend checking out Sketch Nation Lesson Plans by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...


*Sketch Nation is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Qzzr

Qzzr is a new free online tool for creating quizzes that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog.  This easy-to-use site lets users create fun quizzes that includes multimedia content.  Best of all these quizzes can be embedded into a site/blog and then lets users track their stats.  This might be a good way for educators to assess student learning and then differentiate instruction.

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