Slidebooks for Project Based Learning

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Chronicle is an amazing iPad app that helps educators harness and organize their best teaching methodologies.  This is done by "chronicling" a students' data and using it in a beneficial and meaningful way.  Chronicle is an all-in-one tool that teachers are using for classroom management, grading, assessing, and so much more.

Here are some of Chronicle's features...

1. Ideal for Reading and Writing Workshop conferring notes, but great for any subject
2. The ability to capture multiple pics, videos, and audio recordings within a note enables teachers to easily provide rich feedback, document student growth, share student achievements, and intervene for student needs.
3. The integrated grade book and traffic light system equip teachers with a means of formatively tracking unit goals, grades, report card descriptors, and more!
4. Many customizable features, including the option of associating any Common Core Standards with a class, if desired.

Below is a demo video...

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

*Chronicle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits


Matific is a great site for finding educational resources for Math in grades K-6th.  These resources include videos, worksheets, activities, and more w/ an educational portal that allows educators to track student progress.  Also, teachers are using this to assess students performance in Math and differentiate instruction.  There is even a free mobile (iOS/Android) app for El Ed math games.

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

Click here for the iOS app.
Click here for the Android app.

For a more detailed review check out Edshelf.

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bak to School Night with Seesaw

Back to School Night is a great time introduce Seesaw to families and get parents subscribed to their child’s journal! For all of our teachers in the Northern Hemisphere, we've put together a few tips and resources.

Before Back to School Night
  1. Make sure each student has one piece of work in their journal. Need ideas? Students can …
    • Take a selfie and add voice recording “This year I hope to learn …”
    • Draw a self-portrait and add voice recording “My secret talent is …"
    • Take a photo of something interesting in the classroom and add a voice recording “I'm curious about this because …”
  2. Print out the parent invite handouts for your class. Here's how

At Back to School Night

  1. Project our Back to School Night webpage - OR - Customize our Parent Intro Presentation to explain how you'll use Seesaw this year.
  2. Pass out the parent invite handouts. Make sure the correct handout goes to the correct parent.
  3. Get parents signed up!
*Seesaw is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Mystery Word Town

Update - The most requested features from users is to add your own words to be able to customize the word lists in Mystery Word Town.  A user can even record their own voice to use in the game!!!

Mystery Word Town is the new game from Artigig Apps.  This mobile (iOS/Android) app follows the same familiar style as the Mystery Math Town games where a user has to travel through a town collecting letters to spell a word (instead of numbers to solve an equation).  Mystery Word Town features high replay value as students try to help the town's sheriff capture outlaws by spelling sight words.  They can interact w/ their environment and learn about the outlaws as they unlock new boards and characters.  Also, this game saves a user account that it makes it ideal for multiple users on the same device as well as the ability to select a users "game" level.

I highly recommend checking out Mystery Word Town by clicking here!!!

For more Artgig Apps click here.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Help Teaching

Help Teaching is an excellent site for educators, parents, and others looking for educational resources such as quiz/test creators, online assessments, or worksheets/printables.  These printables are for K-12 and cover a wide range of subjects.  Also, there is a test/virtual room where students can take online assessment and get results in real time.

I highly recommend checking out Help Teaching by clicking here!!!
For my Printerest Board on Educational Resources click here.

*Help Teaching is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monster Math

Monster Math is an excellent iOS app/game for learning basic Math skills (i.e. addition, multiplication, etc.).  This is done through an engaging and fun game, as a student helps Maxx solve Math problems to find his friend Dextra.  Best of all, is the detailed reporting that allows
parents/teachers to track student's progress.  Also, Monster Math adjusts skill level based on a user's performance and differentiates instruction accordingly (ideal for self paced learning).  Finally, Monster Math has lots of replay value as there are lots of levels and worlds to explore, and is aligned to Common Core Standards.

I highly recommend checking out Monster Math by clicking here!!!
For a more detailed review check out Edshelf.

Below is a brief demo...

 Monster Math - Trailer from Roopesh Shenoy on Vimeo.

For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

For another detailed review check out iLearn Technology's blog.

*Monster Math is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Back to School with Buncee

Buncee is the excellent learning tool that educators are using everywhere in many different ways.  This easy to use site/app has an educational portal that allows educator to create, manage, and monitor student accounts while assessing their content in real-time.  Teachers can use this in an abundance of ways from introducing a topic, digit storytelling, flipping a classroom, and much much more.

W/ many schools starting this week and next Buncee is a great way to integrate technology in a fun way and have students share what they did over the summer, introduce themselves, etc.

Below is a Back to School example...

For more ideas on how to use Buncee for Back to School projects click here!!!

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.