Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for educators looking for printables, worksheets, puzzles, activities, and much much more.  Also, all items are labeled if they are aligned to Common Core Standards and there are even generators/wizards for users to create their very own worksheets/puzzles/etc.  Best of all, teachers can use STW for any subject and browse through 1000's of educational resources that can work for them.

I highly recommend checking out Super Teacher Worksheets for all Back to Schools needs by clicking here!!!

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Actively Learn

Actively Learn is a site I'm just finding out about that is an excellent resource for educators looking to increase comprehension and "depth" of any text.  AL reminds me a lot of EDpuzzle but instead of "making a video your own" it is "making reading material your own".  This can be done using any text and lets educators track student's learning and understanding of a passage through the use of asking questions, annotating, collaborating, and more all in real-time.  This is a great resource for teachers and easily lets them gauge a student's understanding, differentiate instruction, or even "flip" a lesson.

Below is a brief demo video...



I highly recommend checking out Actively Learn by clicking here!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Storyboard That Illustrated Guides

Storyboard That the amazing site that educators are using for creating timelines, graphic organizers, digital stories, storyboards, project based learning, and much much more, just released their
Illustrated Guides.  These one cell storyboards are great for teaching any number of subjects such as: Mythology, Literature, History, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That's Illustrated Guides by clicking here!!!

Below is a nice intro video to Storyboard That...



*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Empatico

Emaptico is a new learning tool that connects teachers and classrooms around the world.  Empatico reminds me of a cross between Skype and Wiziq and is a great way for educators to easily teach online classes.  The way this works is a students selects their desired activities, availability, and then get selected w/ a teacher.  Best of all, Empatico has lots of free resources for teachers to use while interacting w/ their online.

Below is a brief video...



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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes is an innovative site that lets teachers create "classrooms" where their students can read and interact w/ texts.  Student's are able to select through a wide variety of literature and then annotate the text.  This is helpful as they can take notes and pickup right where they left off when reading.  Best of all, the teacher tools allows educators to create quizzes to assess how students are doing and they can even track/manage their student accounts.  Educators are using Owl Eyes in a number of different ways such as: differentiating instruction or flipping a classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Owl Eyes by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...



*Owl Eyes is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Codemoji

Codemoji is a innovative new website for grades 1st-8th grade learning how to code or program.  CodeMoji is an excellent learning tool to introduce html, CSS, and Javascript, while integrating STEM into the classroom.  Best of all, it makes coding fun and easy to learn through the use of emojis.   Also, the educational portal or teacher/student dashboard makes tracking student's data/progress easy to do.  Educators can even grade students and generate detailed reports to help differentiate instruction.




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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Class Dojo Student Stories

ClassDojo the widely used (free) tool for behavior management and communication for education now offers Student Stories. Student Stories is a new way for students to create digital portfolios and share them w/ others.

More info from their press release...

  • Students take the lead - students can share and celebrate their learning by snapping photos of projects, taking videos of presentations, and writing reflections.
  • Work is shared, not stored away  - rather than being stashed in desks or stored in boxes, work is shared instantly w/ parents sparking hours of conversations at home.
  • All communication in one place - parents, teachers, students, and school leaders on ClassDojo can now use it for all communication between home and school.
  • Perfect for shared device classrooms - no need for every student to have their own device; Student Stories can be used on one device shared by all students in the classroom.
  • Closed platform creates a safe space for sharing - a student's Story can only be seen by the teacher, and that student's parents.
I highly recommend checking out Student Stories by clicking here!!!

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.