Friday, January 23, 2015

BoomWriter

BoomWriter is one of my favorite sites that I've posted about many times before for integrating technology into a classroom.  This innovative site is ideal for grades 3rd-8th for Reading  & Writing.  BoomWriter allows students through a collaborative process create a digital book/story chapter by chapter.

The way this works is a teacher creates a class/students (no student email is required) and then assigns them a story starter (or creates their own).  Each student then types the next chapter.  The students then vote on which chapter should be included in the book/story, and this process goes on and on until the book is completed.  Finally, once this is done their story can then be published and an actual copy of the book can be ordered.  Right now for every first time class they receive 1 free book (shipping included)!!

BoomWriter is ideal for Project Based Learning and excellent for education and abides by CIPA compliance making it a 100% safe in an enclosed environment.

For more information on BoomWriter click here.

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

Below is a fun video of what BoomWriter is all about...




Seesaw

I was lucky enough to try out a private version of Seesaw awhile back and am excited to say that now it is available for the public!!!  This is a fantastic free iOS app that students can use to create digital portfolios or journals.  These journals can contain anything from audio to video, photos, and even drawn upon.  Best of all, are the teacher tools that allows educators to create class lists and manage and track all students.  Finally, there are a ton of great resources for educators, such as lesson plans, printouts, QR codes for singing up (or class code), parent notifications, and more.

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

Below is a brief demo...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Modern Chalkboard

Modern Chalkboard is a wonderful new free site for finding SMART board resources.  This is a great place to find interactive lessons on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Grammar, Science, and Social Studies.  Also, this is a nice place to find other resources such as links and help files.

I highly recommend checking out Modern Chalkboard by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

PDF to PowerPoint

PDF to PowerPoint is the free classroom productivity iOS app from Cometdocs.  This is a nice simple app to use to upload a PDF and turn it into a Powerpoint.  This is very handy for mobile learning and those teachers and students needing to convert their PDF's into presentations.  Here are some more features from their promotional email...

  1. The app can be used completely free.
  2. There is no other free PDF to PowerPoint iOS app on the market.
  3. Slides and text recognition is accurate and precise. The presentation will have the same layout as the original PDF, but will be completely editable in Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides.
  4. Scanned PDFs (for example ones created with a mobile scanner) are supported as well.
  5. Size doesn’t matter, large files are also supported.
  6. Conversion quality is the same for all types of user. Premium subscription is valid for a lifetime and influences only the speed of conversion delivery.

I highly recommend checking out PDF to PowerPoint by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GoClass

GoClass the wonderful educational tool for mobile learning and flipping a classroom has just had a major redesign.  This new sleeker look makes it easy to conduct lessons via any device and track student progress.  These new icons and drop downs is very user friendly, as well as the ability to generate detailed reports to help differentiate instruction.

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

*GoClass is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle the excellent and free learning tool for flipping a classroom and adding questions to a video has just released a new update.  This update has a new landing page making it easier for students/teachers to sign in, as well as a drag-n-drop interface to add questions to a video.  Also, EDpuzzle allows educators to track and monitor student assignments as well generate detailed reports.

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

Below is a brief demo...



*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

For my Pinterest board on Flipping a Classroom click here.

Khan Academy V. 2.0

Khan Academy the popular site for learning anything through educational videos, has just released a big update to their free iOS app.  Version 2.0, now includes over 150,000 Math exercises that are aligned to Common Core Standards.  Also, there is a sketch pad that allows users to work out their problems and take notes.  Best of all, a the app syncs w/ the web version so a person can continue where they left off from any device.

I highly recommend checking out the Khan Academy app by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review click here.