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Monday, August 18, 2014

FreeTypingGames.net

W/ lots of schools starting school next week, I decided to do a post on Keyboarding which is a popular subject in the computer lab in the first few weeks of school.  FreeTypingGames.net is a nice site for educators looking for some practice time on working on the different aspects of typing such as "home row".  Also, this is a nice set to choose your lesson and customize your WPM or Time.  Finally, there are two timed tests that students can take for typing as well as lots of different free games to choose from.

I highly recommend checking out FreeTypingGames.net by clicking here.

For my Pinterest board on Keyboarding/Typing click here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Save Edshelf

This is your last chance to help save the excellent curation site for educators, Edshelf.  People everywhere are helping donating to this wonderful cause to help Mike raise money to keep his site going.  This is the last week of the Kickstarter campaign and it would be a shame to see this beneficial site for educators go by the waist side.

Click the link if you want to help out... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1224352166/edshelf-socially-curated-directory-of-education-te

Below is a brief video...

Friday, August 15, 2014

TowerStorm

TowerStorm is a fantastic free iOS app for Game Based Learning in the subjects of Math & Literacy. As w/ any game created by the award winning company DimensionU, this game takes place in a multiplayer 3D virtual world.  Players can create their avatar and unlock special power ups as they immerse themselves in a fun 3D world while solving problems in Math/Literacy aligned to Common Core Standards.  Best of all, the game tracks a players score and generates detail reports as well as lets a player customize and select what problems they want to encounter (i.e. Algebra, Vocabulary, etc.).  Also, TowerStorm has high replay value as each game lasts only 5 minutes and has students trying to answer as many questions correct as they can while trying t
o score points by changing the color of rings on the Tower.

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

For more DimensionU games click here.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.
To find TowerStorm on Edshelf click here.

* DimensionU is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

ShakespeareKids

ShakespeareKids is a fun site for kids wanting to learn more about Shakespeare or even partake in their own Shakespearian performance.  This site lets kids "Do Your Own Shakespeare" which allows them to role-play one of six roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as Q/A.  There is a teacher section filled w/ activities and exercises for K-8 and even a fun little virtual tour that people can go on.

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

rootbook

rootbook is an interesting site for playing or creating your own Choose-Your-Own adventure books.  A person can browse through created stories/books and play them or register and create their own.  It's not as robust as some other similar type sites (i.e. Playfic) but it seems much easier to use.

I recommend checking out rootbook by clicking here!!!

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ClassDojo Messenger

ClassDojo the mega popular behavior management/positive reinforcement site has just released their free mobile (iOS/Android) app for messaging.  CD Messenger is a free simple to use app that allows educators and parents to stay in touch through messaging on their mobile device.  Best of all, it's private, safe to use, and allows people to send attachments (i.e. photos, documents, etc) as well.

Here are some more ways teachers are using Messenger...
  • Easily engage parents by instantly sending updates home
  • Privately message 1-on-1 with a parent, or Broadcast to all parents in your class!
  • Share photos of wonderful moments from the classroom :)
  • Know who’s read your messages with ‘Read receipts’
I highly recommend checking out ClassDojo Messenger by clicking here!!!

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AR Flashcards Shapes & Colors

AR Flashcards Shapes & Colors is the brand-new educational augmented reality iOS app from Mitchlehan Media (i.e AR Flashcards Space).  Like AR Space, all a child has to do is point the iOS device at the printed flashcard to display a 3D rendered animal holding up a shape.  A user can then take a snapshot or even hear the shape by pressing on the sound button.  This is a great way to introduce shapes & colors to toddlers and preschoolers as well as an innovative way to integrate technology & augmented reality into the classroom.

I highly recommend checking out AR Flashcards Shapes & Colors by clicking here.

To find AR Flashcards Shapes & Colors on Edshelf click here.
For my Pinterest board on Augmented Reality click here.

For more AR Flashcards apps click here.