SpellingCity w/out a doubt is my favorite site for Spelling and Vocabulary. This is a great site w/ educational portal that allows educators to create word lists that can be incorporated into educational games. These games are not only fun but highly engaging and help students learn their "words". Also, an educator can track students, find an abundance of resources/videos, and even use it for mobile learning w/ a free mobile app (iOS/Android).
I highly recommend checking out SpellingCity by clicking here!!!
Below is a brief demo of the free mobile app...
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Visme is a wonderful new (beta) site for creating beautiful looking interactive presentations, animations, infographics and more. This is a simple to use drag-n-drop site that educators can use in a wide variety of ways (i.e. announcements, project based learning, etc.). Best of all, a user has complete control over their content and has a wide range of controls from privacy setting, sharing (embedding), and more.
Below is a brief demo video...
I highly recommend checking out Visme by clicking here!!!
Teaching Channel is a great site to see teachers "in action". This is a great way to learn effective teaching techniques and strategies while being inspiring as well. A teacher can join their online community to share and collaborate w/ other educators and share lesson plans as well, and even annotate on digital videos.
I highly recommend checking out Teaching Channel by clicking here!!
Below is the latest short video in the BoomWriter Understands series...
BoomWriter is the fantastic free learning tool that educators around the world are using to integrate technology into their classroom. BoomWriter easily allows for educators to create collaborative writing assignments, build their vocabulary, and more, in safe/secure environment where educators can manage and monitor student activity. Finally, BoomWriter is ideal for grades 2nd-12th and even allows students become published into actual "real" books.
I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter by clicking here!!!
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Teach'n Go is a new site for managing online courses for educators. This is a nice way to create a course, charge what they want, schedule, and communicate w/ parents and students in a safe collaborative environment. Also, Teach'n Go is web based and works on any browser based device making it ideal for mobile learning.
Below is a brief demo video...
I highly recommend checking out Teach'n Go by clicking here!!!
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Help Teaching is an excellent site for educators, parents, and others looking for educational resources such as quiz/test creators, online assessments, or worksheets/printables. These printables are for K-12 and cover a wide range of subjects. Also, there is a test/virtual room where students can take online assessment and get results in real time.
I highly recommend checking out Help Teaching by clicking here!!!
For my Printerest Board on Educational Resources click here.
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Biteslide is a wonderful site that I've covered many times before that allows users to create beautiful slidebooks/presentations w/ simple to use drag-n-drop tools. Best of all, it is all done through an educational portal that allows educators to create and manage student account. Educators are using Biteslide for project based learning, flip a lesson, and more.
Recently, they just announced the unveiling of their "Project Kits" that are digital lessons aligned to Common Core Standard.
Here is more info...
Every project helps you teach the key 21st Century skills that your students need for their personal development: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and digital citizenship.
Each Biteslide project kit includes:
A beautifully designed slidebook to introduce the project to your students
A project summary
A starter activity
Project extension ideas
We are launching with three exclusive project kits:
Story Monster is a fun site for digital storytelling that I just found out about from the great blogger, The Book Chook. Story Monster is a fun site where a student can create a monster from scratch and then create a digital story. However, there is a twist that in Story Monster a student plays a game by having their monster fly around and chomp on different parts of a sentence to form their story (i.e. noun, verb, adjective, etc.).
I highly recommend checking out Story Monster by clicking here!!!
DimensionU is one of the leading companies around for creating innovative educational games in a 3D virtual world. These games focus on Math & Literacy and are designed for grades 3rd-9th. These game are designed for Common Core Standards and cover a wide variety of topics for each subject. Best of all these games have high-replay, track student scores, and ideal for Game Based Learning.
Below are 4 DimensionU games...
Watch the videos below to see all 4 AMAZING DimensionU Games in action:
Meltdown is the DimensionU game
that offers students a second
chance when answering difficult
questions, and rewards creative
strategies to achieve victory.
Swarm is DimensionU's team-based
game that most strongly reinforces
cooperation and collaboration
between students to achieve a
Towerstorm is the DimensionU
game that is best for working
through the most curriculum
in the shortest amount of time.
Velocity is DimensionU's
high-speed obstacle course that
ensures players answer questions
correctly in order to continue
progressing through the race.
I highly recommend checking out DimensionU by clicking here!!!
For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.
Wizer is an interesting new 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!!!
Answerables the innovative educational tool that combines the best features of game based learning w/ a learning management system has just released their free iPad app. Answerables is being used by educators in a variety of ways from collaborating w/ other classes, to browsing the web, all in a secure 3D virtual environment.
Answerables is used as a:
• Virtual classroom • Lesson planner • Learning manager • Quest creator • Resource manager • Web browser (managed) • Social Network • Student portfolio • Presentation space
• Multiplayer game environment • Learning management system • Quests & badges • Assessment tools • Analytics • Resource/Content management system • Web browser • Secure audio/video streaming I highly recommend checking out Answerables by clicking here!!! *Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.
Jump! is the new educational Math game by Artgig Studio (Mystery Math Town) for adding and counting numbers. The way this work is a player jumps across platforms of numbers going in whatever sequential order the level provides (i.e. one, four, twelve, etc) while rescuing Snortles and squishing numbers to get to the other side.
Here is more info...
Practice skip counting and mental math as you squish numbers together
Apply multiplication knowledge to figure out the next number
Game difficulty adapts to your own skills, so you will be challenged, but not overwhelmed
Hints are always available, because sometimes the obvious just isn’t obvious
Make your path in any direction you like - where it leads is up to you
Every game screen is dynamically generated, so you never play the same game twice
Earn bonus beach balls to play with at the beach party!
6 environments to cross, 141 Snortles to rescue, so many numbers to squish
Play and replay levels to rescue all the Snortles
Option to turn off Stompers and fuses for a more relaxing math journey
Unlimited user accounts
Below is a brief demo...
I highly recommend checking out Jump! by clicking here!!!
ProjectorScreen.com is an excellent site for people or educators to find projectors and other type of equipment for their classrooms. Not only can a person search through an immense amount of screens, but from other categories such as fixed or manual, multimedia carts, boards, chairs, and more.
I highly recommend checking out ProjectorScreen by clicking here!!!
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Sketch Nation is a wonderful free app (iOS/Android) and website for creating games. Sketch Nation reminds me of Pixel Press Floors but w/out the paper. All a student has to do is select their category of game (i.e. platform, jumping, etc) then draw their backgrounds/characters/items and let Sketch Nation do the rest. The advanced level editor will help students create more complex games and work on their STEM skills. Sketch Nation even has a nice section for education w/ a collection of games created by students.
I highly recommend checking out Sketch Nation by clicking here!!!
Below is a brief demo...
For my Pinterest board on Programing/Coding click here.
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AR Flashcards Addition is the new innovative way for students to work on their addition skills on their mobile iOS devices. The way this works is a user goes to the AR Flashcard website prints out the free flashcard, and then points their iOS device at the card to render beautiful 3D numbers and animals to form an equation. A student can then solve the equation w/in the app and even take timed quizzes.
I highly recommend checking out AR Flashcards Addition by clicking here!!!
Monster Math 2 is the excellent new iOS game by Makkaji. Like the first game, this game is designed for grades K-5 and is aligned to Common Core Standards. It follows the familiar platform style game play where students solve Math equations (i.e. subtraction, addition, etc) while defeating monsters and unlocking 4 different magical lands. Also, Monster Math tracks students progress, generates detailed reports, and allows users to choose which areas they want to focus on.
I highly recommend checking out Monster Math 2 by clicking here!!!
Brainscape is an excellent free iOS app/site for flashcards. Brainscape's innovative "smart" flashcards works in timed intervals that a user rates on a scale of 1 to 5. Brainscape then used an adaptive learning algorithm to differentiate instruction and display the flashcards that need more focus on. This is a great way to learn difficult subjects and break down difficult concepts.
Below is a brief demo video...
I highly recommend checking out Brainscape by clicking here!!!
Math Snacks is an excellent site for educational games, animations, and more, for Math grades 3rd-7th. This is a great learning tool to use w/ any Math curriculum and can help teachers differentiate instruction. Also, this is a nice way to introduce Game Based Learning into the classroom. Best of all are the abundance of teacher resources such as: lesson plans, teacher guides, etc etc, and all resources are aligned to Common Core Standards and available in Spanish.
Below is a brief demo...
I highly recommend checking out Math Snacks by clicking here!!!
Buncee is one of my all-time favorite easy-to-use Web 2.0 sites/apps for education. This site w/ educational portal allows a user to create anything they can think of on a digital canvas (i.e. presentation, eCard, greeting, story, and more). These beautiful looking projects can contain any type of media, from video, audio, text, clip art, etc, and can be embedded into a site or blog. Finally, educational portal allows educators to manage/track student accounts, and even comment on them in a safe environment. Teachers are using Buncee for Project Based Learning, to "flip" a lesson, for digital storytelling, and much much more.
Below is a Valentine's Day example...
I highly recommend checking out Buncee by clicking here!!!!
Storyboard That the excellent learning tool that educators everywhere are using for a wide variety of purposes, such as: storyboards, timelines, project based learning, and more, has recently released two new teacher guide/resource pages for Black History Month and Valentine's Day.
These are excellent free teacher resources for grades K-12 that are aligned to Common Core Standards and helps educators integrate StoryBoard That into their curriculum.
I highly recommend checking out Black History Month examples by clicking here.
For Valentine's Day examples click here.
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Level it Books is the excellent mobile app (iOS/Android) that people everywhere are using to scan a book and get a Reading/Lexile Level. Educators are using it to create a digital library of class books, as well as creating a class roster of students w/ their Read Level. Also, a user can add a book, select a "book of the day", and manually search for any book as well. If you're a parent, librarian, or educator this is the perfect app for you to find the appropriate type of reading material for your student/child.
I highly recommend checking out Level it Books by clicking here!!!
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