Project Based Learning

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Math Heroes 1

Math Heroes 1 is a excellent iOS app for students learning basic Math skills such as: addition, multiplication, division, and subtraction.  As w/ all Yogome games this app is beautiful designed filled w/ their stunning animated characters.  Math Heroes is a fighting-style game where users learn skills by solving basic equations.  As they progress further through the game not only do they unlock secret items and more levels (5 different mini-games), they learn new "fighting" moves.  This makes for a fun and engaging game w/ high replay value for kids.  Best of all the game remembers where a student leaves off and parents can monitor their kids through email updates.

I highly recommend checking out Math Heroes 1 by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board of Educational iOS apps click here.
For more info check out Edshelf.

*Yogome is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Slader is an ambitious site that is like an online study hall for HS students.  This site provides a platform for students to "self pace" their learning.  Through collaborating w/ their peers students can ask Q/A and find homework help from over 600 text books in the subjects of Math, Science, History, and English.

From their site, "If a student is having difficulty with a particular type of problem, they can find practice problems and solutions on Slader. Slader enables students to get “unstuck” on troublesome problems, tempering frustration. Those students can then contribute solutions to areas that they are better in, inspiring confidence."

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

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

30hands Pro

30hands Pro is the new paid iOS app from 30hands Learning.  This is a great purchase as it unlocks all the features in the free 30hands app such as: importing video clips, Dropbox/Google Drive integration, and Hi-Res video exporting.

30hands is the amazingly simple to use app w/ drag-n-drop interface that allows users to sync up 30hand online educational community.
photos w/ audio recordings to create stunning presentations.  This can be used for digital storytelling, Project Based Learning, or even to "Flip" a lesson.  Also, the exporting features allows the video to be saved to the mobile device's camera roll or uploaded to the free

I highly recommend checking out 30hands Pro by clicking here!!!

For more info on 30hands Pro visit Edshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.

*30hands Learning is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Algebra Touch

Algebra Touch is an excellent iOS app for those wanting practice w/ their Algebra skills.  This simple to use app uses the iOS device touch capabilities to drag variables around in an equation, tapping to simplify, and drawing lines to eliminate identical terms.  Also, a user can create their own problems to help them w/ self guided learning and differentiate their own instruction.

I highly recommend checking out Algebra Touch by clicking here!!!

Here is a list of what is covered:

  • Simplification
  • Like Terms
  • Commutativity
  • Order of Operations
  • Factorization
  • Prime Numbers
  • Elimination
  • Isolation
  • Variables
  • Basic Equations
  • Distribution
  • Factoring Out
  • Exponent Product Rule
  • Exponent Quotient Rule
For more info check out Edshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.


GoClass is a fantastic educational tool (site/app) that allows educators to share their lessons in mobile environment.  Teachers can use the GoClass web interface (site) to manage and create interactive lessons for students and then share them to their mobile devices.  Also, they can create courses, track students, assess, and more.  GoClass uses the formula of Show, Explain, and Ask to teach and reinforce learning.  This is a fantastic way for not only Mobile Learning but for "flipping a classroom" and Differentiated Instruction as well.

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

Below is a brief demo...

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What more can be said about Buncee that already hasn't been?  Is it easy to use?  Yes.  Does it have an educational portal so educators can create/manage student accounts?  Yes.  Does it have lots of teacher examples w/ lessons?  Yes, yes, yes!!!  Buncee my favorite Web 2.0 tool of 2013 is not only a fantastic tool to use in education (w/ their educational portal), it is a great tool for educators to use to Flip a lesson or classroom.  Teachers can create beautiful looking animated and narrated presentations that students can then view at home.  Then they can complete their Buncee assignment online and educators can view/grade all w/in the safe web portal.

Also, Buncee is being used in education in many other ways such as:

  • posters (more stylized then Glogster)
  • eCards
  • announcements
  • Project Based Learning
  • writing prompts
  • poetry
  • presentations/slides
  • and more...
For more fun Back to School ideas click here.

Below is a wonderful Buncee on how it is being integrated into the classroom...

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

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Spell Up

Spell Up is a new game for Google's Chrome browser that I just found out about from Ozge Karagolu's wonderful blog.  This is a great voice activated game that uses the device's microphone as people try to spell out words.  Every time a word gets spelled correctly it gets stacked on top of each other (think UpWords).  As you get more words correct the game gets harder and harder and more features such as bonuses gets unlocked.  If a word gets misspelled the tower comes crashing down.  Also, this is a nice game for ESL students as a person can hear the word, the pronunciation, and definitions in different languages as they try to spell the word.

I highly recommend checking out Google's Spell Up by clicking here!!!