Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pixorize

Pixorize is a nice site for US History students that I just learned about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog.  Pixorize is an innovative that uses pictures to remember facts (i.e. similar to ThingLink).  This is done by linking images together w/ facts in a comprehensive visual flow.

Below is a brief demo video...



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

Answerables

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

Features include:

• Multiplayer game environment
• Learning management system
• Quests and 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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Night Zookeeper Star Writing Challenge 2

Night Zoopkeeper is an excellent new site for students to help them w/ their Writing skills through fun interactive lessons/competition.  Also, it has an educational portal that allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time.  This makes it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and implement project based learning in their classroom.

Recently Night Zookeeper announced they are running two different Star Writing Challenges in April, where students will have the chance(s) to get their writing published in the third Night Zookeeper book, The Penguins of Igloo City!

The first challenge is: "Write a story set in Igloo City"

As the maximum word allowance is 500 words, students of all ages can take part. These fun, short challenges with great prizes are a great way to excite students and motivate them to write!

More info...
  • The second challenge starts on the 15th April to April 29th.
  • Students just have to visit the Star Writing page and click 'accept this mission' to start writing.
  • All teachers have to do is publish and nominate their students' writing to their Night Zookeeper class blog by 4pm GMT 29th April.
  • Maximum 500 words
  • You can learn how to publish and nominate student writing by watching this 20 second tutorial video.
  • The winners will be revealed in an exciting live storytelling event on Facebook at the end of April!

Click here for more info about Star Writing!!!

I highly recommend checking out Night Zookeeper by clicking here!!!

Studium

Studium is a excellent iOS app for making flashcards.  Studium is a great learning tool to create engaging flashcards that helps a student study by including: images, audio, drawing, and more.  Best of all are the numbers of ways a user can use Studium to create quizzes to study their topic, such as: multiple choice, fill in the blank, T/F, and much much more.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Super Teacher Worksheets for Earth Day

*Be Sure to check out the educational activities on Earth Day.

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects.  Educators can find, worksheets, printables, puzzle generators and more.  Also, they are constantly updating their site w/ more resources all the time and recently released new crossword puzzle worksheet generator.

I highly recommend checking out Super Teacher Worksheets by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Typing Agent

Typing Agent is an excellent web based Typing/Keyboarding for students grades K-12.  Also, Typing Agent has lots of innovative features such as: multi-player games (i.e. K2 Mountain), aligned to Common Core Standards, certificates, type to code, and much more.  Best of all, is the educational portal that allows parents and teachers to track/monitor student progress and generate detailed
reports.

Below is a brief demo video...



I highly recommend checking out Typing Agent by clicking here!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Math Rescue

Math Rescue is a fun iOS game for grades 3rd-5th learning the concepts of Rounding/Estimation.  This is done by running around a forest and putting out fires to save the trees and bridge while rounding to the nearest number.

More info here...

Skills covered

• Rounding to nearest 10
• Rounding up, rounding down 
• Rounding 2 digit numbers to nearest 10
• Rounding 3 digit numbers to nearest 10
• Rounding numbers with 5 in the units place

• Rounding to nearest 100
• Rounding up, rounding down
• Rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest 100

• Estimating sums using rounding
• Estimating the sum of two 1-digit numbers
• Estimating the sum of one 2-digit and one single digit number
• Estimating the sum of two 2-digit numbers
• Estimating the sum of one 2 digit and one 3 digit number
• Estimating the sum of two 3 digit numbers

I highly recommend checking out Math Rescue by clicking here!!!