Slidebooks for Project Based Learning

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


AlfaTyping is an excellent free site for keyboarding/typing that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  This is a great way for students to learn how to type and for educators to track their progress.  Educators have the option to create a classroom and their lessons or select from a wide variety of them.

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

For my Pinterest board on Typing/Keyboarding click here.

Storyboard That for Thanksgiving Activites

Storyboard That the excellent learning tool that educators are using in a wide variety of ways (i.e. project based learning, graphic organizers, storyboards/telling, etc.) last week released a free teacher guide for different Thanksgiving activities.  These activities are great for telling the story of Thanksgiving, labeling different items, telling what you are "thankful" for and more.  Best of all, a teacher can copy the storyboard and use or edit it for creating their own template.

I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That's Thanksgiving activities by clicking here!!!

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Knowledge Battle

Knowledge Battle is a wonderful free iOS app for Game Based Learning.  This game has students playing through a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Math, Science, Programming, etc) as they defeat different villains/yogotars and unlock special power ups.  Also, parents can sign up for monthly or yearly plans to get the most educational content from Yogome.

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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.


Recently voted 1 of 12 of the best apps for Math by TeachThought.

Prodigy is a fantastic free online Math game that is ideal for Game Based Learning.  This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-8th and is aligned to Common Core Standards.  Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting.  Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.  Teachers can modify the game to suit their needs and select which skills their students need to focus on too.  Also, Prodigy is browser based and works on any device (i.e iPad or Chromebook).

*Prodigy is now for 7th-8th grade too!!!
** Prodigy has added thousands of questions covering more than 150 new Math skills!!

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

For more information on the latest news from Prodigy click here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*Prodigy is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sketch Nation

Sketch Nation is a wonderful free app (iOS/Android) and website for creating games.  Sketch Nation reminds me of Pixel Press Floors but w/out the paper.  All a student has to do is select their category of game (i.e. platform, jumping, etc) then draw their backgrounds/characters/items and let Sketch Nation do the rest.  The advanced level editor will help students create more complex games and work on their STEM skills.  Sketch Nation even has a nice section for education w/ a collection of games created by students.

I highly recommend checking out Sketch Nation by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

For my Pinterest board on Programing/Coding click here.

Friday, November 6, 2015

BoomWriter for Districts

BoomWriter the excellent free collaborative writing tool for schools has just released their district wide program.  This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom.

More from their press release...

BoomWriter for Districts ensures that a complete education technology experience will be delivered to your teachers and students resulting in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills, and enhanced vocabulary development.

Regardless of in-school computer/device access, elementary, middle and high school-grade students will demonstrate increased engagement and writing output levels, allowing teachers to better assess levels of understanding and writing proficiency while providing more personalized and impactful levels of instruction.

Program Benefits
  • Professional Development
    • On-site & On-demand Professional Development Sessions
    • Ongoing Technical and Educational Support
  • Enhanced Teacher Tools
    • PRO Memberships for all Participating Teachers
    • Online Assessment Tool and Growth Monitoring using Common Core-based Writing Rubrics
  • Copies of Published Stories and Textbooks
    • Group Published Stories and Textbooks for all Participating Students and Teachers
  • Analytics
    • Administrator Performance Data & Analytics Dashboard
I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter for Districts by clicking here!!!

*BoomWriter is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Innovation Age of Crafting

Innovation Age of Crafting is a fun free iOS game for learning about how inventions were made.  This is done by playing this challenging puzzle game where users slide tiles across a board to make inventions (i.e. two rocks together makes a cave, or two cave people make a family, etc.)  There are over 120 levels and 5 time periods (i.e. Stone Age, Renaissance, etc). to play through and unlock other potential combinations/inventions.

I highly recommend checking out Innovation Age of Crafting by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review click here.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.