Thursday, October 12, 2017

TypeDojo

TypeDojo is an excellent site for students grades 1st-8th looking to improve their typing/keyboarding skills.  All a user has to do is select how long (1,3, or 5 min) they want to take their typing test and grade level and begin.  Also, a user can select what kind words, or keys (i.e. home row) they want to practice on.  Once a student is done they get a detailed report or certificate that shows how many words per minute and accuracy they preformed.

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

For a more detailed review check out Monica Burns amazing blog.

Projector Screen Store

Projector Screen Store is a great site for educators or parents looking to find screens, projectors, cables, and more for home or their classroom.  Also, this is an ideal place to find good deals and other resources such as: how to build a home theater or how a green screen works.

I highly recommend checking out Projector Screen Store by clicking here!!!

For an interesting read on the evolution of the green screen click here.

*Projector Screen Store is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reading Racer

Reading Racer is a free new iOS app that I just had the pleasure of reviewing.  This is an excellent easy-to-use app that uses the mobile device's microphone to "listen" as a student speaks the words on the screen.  This is really innovative and separates Reading Racer from other educational apps on the market.

Reading Racer is designed for kids ages 5-8 and uses speech recognition as the user speaks the words/sentences as fast as they can.  The way this works is the student presses the microphone button and holds it down while speaking the word.  The words highlight as they are read and calculating how many in a row are read.  If a user takes their finger off the microphone the word is then read to help them along.  This continues as other characters race against them.  The better a student finishes the more points they get to help them unlock other racers and tracks.

This is a great educational app to use for Reading and Comprehension and to use Game Based Learning in the classroom.

I highly recommend checking out Reading Racer by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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.

WittyWe

WittyWe is a new site I just found out about from Monica Burn's amazing blog.  WW reminds me of q more robust version of BrainBop and is a excellent place to find online courses/educational videos on a wide range of topics (i.e. Math, Health, Science, etc.)  These animated lessons (5-10 min in length) are designed for El Ed kids through college and can be accessed on any device.  Also, there are special courses that will help students develop their "life" skills.  Finally, there are interactive resources, activities, and quizzes that can be taken after each video (w/ more coming).

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

Below is a demo video...

Sketch Nation Lesson Plans

Sketch Nation the simple to use mobile (iOS/Android) app/site for creating games recently updated their lesson plan ideas page.  This is a great place for educators to go to find ways on how to integrate Sketch Nation into their classroom.  These lesson ideas focus on a wide variety of subjects such as: Coding, History, Math, and more.  Sketch Nation makes it a seamless way to introduce STEM into their classroom in a fun and engaging way.

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

Below is a brief demo...


*Sketch Nation is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Otus

Otus, the wonderful mobile learning solution and teaching and learning platform was hard at work this summer w/ over 50 updates.  Best of all, all of this happens in one safe controlled environment.  These updates exist in one single platform.

Here is a brief look at some of the new features:


  • enhanced Google Integration
  • embed third party content (i.e. YouTube, NearPod, etc.)
  • teachers can build assessments
  • new grade book
  • robust reporting features
  • detailed graphs/data visualizations
  • and much much more
For more details on Otus's new features click here!!!

*Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.