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Friday, July 25, 2014

DimensionU

DimensionU is one of my favorite companies for Game Based Learning.  These games take place in an interactive 3D virtual world where students strengthen their Math & Literacy skills.  The games are designed for kids grades 3rd-9th and are aligned to Common Core Standards.

Here are a list of 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 common goal.
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.
Click to view the MATHEMATICS or LITERACY content included in
DimensionU Games.


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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*DimensionU is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Otus

Otus the wonderful mobile learning environment available for students and teachers for the iPad, is now available to be used via the web on any browser based device (i.e. Chromebooks).  This is the perfect learning tool for the 1:1 environment and gives teachers an all-in-one place to manage, assign, and assess their students.  As w/ any Learning Management System educators can take attendance, grade work, poll, and much much more.  Best of all, Otus integrates w/ Google Drive and has lots of video tutorials on how to implement Otus into the classroom.

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

Below is a brief demo...


*Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Marvel Origins

Marvel Origins is a excellent free new iOS app that combines Game Based Learning w/ interactive stories to help develop student Reading skills.  The way this works is a person reads along w/ the story (narrated by Stan Lee) as they play interactive games, unlock other stories (i.e. Hulk, Spiderman, etc.) and collect items.  This app has high replay value and should help enhance students love of learning reading their favorite comic book heroes.

I highly recommend checking out Marvel Origins by clicking here!!!

For more info check out Marvel Origins on EDshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

ClassDojo School-Wide

The news has been making its away around the internet as the wonderful behavior management/positive reinforcement site/app ClassDojo, has announced that it is now school-wide.  What does this mean?  It means that educators will be able to connect w/ other teachers in their school so that they can teach together.  Also, it means that they will be able to share student rosters, track students behavior/progress, and more, across their mutual classes.  This is great for collaborative teaching or for those teachers that are new to using ClassDojo and can have a "mentor" help them out.

For more information on ClassDojo's latest school-wide feature click here.

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

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Book Writer

Book Writer is a fantastic iOS app for digital storytelling that lets users create interactive digital books, PDFs, and more.  Educators are using this to Flip their classroom, create tutorials, photo books, presentations, and Project Based Learning.  It's a simple app to use that has a drag-n-drop interface and lets users upload images, videos, audio, text, etc.

I highly recommend checking out Book Writer by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo video...


For more info on Book Writer check out EDshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Booktrack Classroom

Booktrack Classroom is a innovative tool for education that allows educators and students to add layers of sound effects/tracks/music to text.  A simple way to put it is a soundtrack for books, but it is so much more.  It is a great way to generate students creativity as well as liven up their writing and increase comprehension.  It is all done through a simple to use web interface as well as a free mobile app (iOS/Android).  Also, Booktrack Classroom has a wonderful list of free lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards that can be viewed by clicking here.

I highly recommend checking out Booktrack Classroom by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



*Booktrack Classroom is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

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 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 30hand online educational community.

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.