Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Buncee for Halloween

Buncee is a fantastic and simple tool to use for education.  Educators are using it for project based learning, digital storytelling, announcements, digital cards, and much much more.  A great way to use it is for holiday projects such as Halloween.  Buncee, has lots of free resources for educators (lesson plans), as well as state of the art clip-art, animations, backgrounds, etc.

Below is a buncee I created for Halloween...

I highly recommend checking out Buncee for Education by clicking here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Musicshake EDU

Musicshake EDU is a site I've blogged about in the past but wanted to revisit due to it's ease of use for education.  This is a site designed to bring music to every student in a school via web browser for a very low price.  These audio files/music are created by students in the browser and turned into WAV or MP3's and are very easy to create.

Below is a demo video...

I recommend checking out Musicshake by clicking here!!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Radly the Readbot

Radly the Readbot is the wonderful new online game from RoomRecess.  This game is designed for grades 3rd-6th and focuses on different Reading skills such as: vocabulary, cause & effect, making inferences, and more.  Radly, is a fun platform style game where a student controls the robot and shoots the correct barrel/answer while trying to avoid enemies.  As they progress through the level they can collect gems to help power-up Radly.

I highly recommend checking out Radly the Readbot by clicking here!!!

Also, check out RoomRecess Halloween games by clicking here!!!

*RoomRecess is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

I Know It

I Know It is the excellent new (beta) site from Super Teacher Worksheets 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 a user to use a certain number of "hints" to help solve a problem and it gives the correct response w/ reason for the wrong answers.

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

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes is an innovative site that lets teachers create "classrooms" where their students can read and interact w/ texts.  Student's are able to select through a wide variety of literature and then annotate the text.  This is helpful as they can take notes and pickup right where they left off when reading.  Best of all, the teacher tools allows educators to create quizzes to assess how students are doing and they can even track/manage their student accounts.  Educators are using Owl Eyes in a number of different ways such as: differentiating instruction or flipping a classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Owl Eyes by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

*Owl Eyes is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

EDpuzzle - School Channel

EDpuzzle the excellent free tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom/lessons and assess student learning, just released their "School Channel".  This channel allows teachers to share/
copy other video lessons from their colleagues.

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

Below is a brief demo...

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


iCivics is a fantastic site for learning about Civics through Game Based Learning.  Best of all, iCivics has an educational portal that allows educators to create and manage student accounts.  Also, teachers can create assignments such as games/webquests and track student performance w/ detailed reports.  Finally, a educator can create a forum or message board to engage students in online discussions and send out class announcements.

Here is a bit more on iCivics features...

  • Lessons: Print-and-go lesson plans make civic learning fun, relevant, and easy. Lessons may include PowerPoints, and ALL are aligned to state standards. 
  •  Webquests: Our webquests help students connect civics concepts to the real world with readings and questions that link to specific web resources. Webquests can be used on individual computers or by the whole class using a projector or a smart board 
  • Games: Expand the learning experience for your students by putting them in the action. Each game is accompanied by a teacher guide with tips for game play, pre– and post-game discussion questions and ideas for additional activities. 
  •  Drafting Board: Guide your students through the process of producing a clear and polished argumentative essay. This blended learning tool brings the skills of writing persuasively together with civic topics that matter to your students. 
I highly recommend checking out iCivics by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review check out Graphite.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.