Project Based Learning

Friday, September 19, 2014

Jeopardy Rocks

Jeopardy Rocks is a fun little free site that I just found out from Free Technology 4 Teachers for creating online Jeopardy games.  This is really easy to do just create a URL and then click on a square to create a question/answer.  Once a board is created it can then be shared w/ others via a URL and up to 6 teams can play.

I highly recommend checking out Jeopardy Rocks by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Resources click here.

Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a nice collection of sites for kids up to 14 yrs old.  All sites have been reviewed and safe for kids to use.  Also, a student can browse through sites by topic, subject, or manually type in what they are looking for.

I recommend checking out Great Websites for Kids by clicking here!!!

For more information check out Edshelf.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Mix is a new (beta) site/app for creating stunning collaborative projects, presentations, or art work.  Right now they are accepting invites to get on a waiting list to use this impressive tool.  I can see this being used educators/students to create stunning collaborative projects/presentations w/ the ability to upload their "Mixs" to share w/ others.  Also, this is a nice place to find templates and other ideas to use in the classroom.

I recommend checking out Mix by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

Thanks so Larry Ferlazzo's blog for the tip!!

For my Pinterest board on Presentations click here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Win a Free Chromebook

Intel has started a contest for educators asking them to follow @IntelEDU on Twitter and then tweet what their favorite feature is of the Chromebook w/ the hashtag #IntelChromebooks.  Also, they have created a new site w/ excellent resources (i.e study guides, tips, etc.)  for teachers looking to integrate Chromebooks in their classrooms.  Well renown educators such as Naomi Harm, Erin Klein, Lisa Nielsen, and Vicki Davis shared their knowledge on apps, integration, and overall use of the Chromebooks as well.  There is even a forum for teachers to share their teaching and strategies for using Chromebooks and encouraged to share in the discussion.  Finally, there are sample tweets and infographics that can be download to share w/ others and help pass the word along for getting Chromebooks out there.

I highly recommend checking out Intel's new Chromebook site and rules for the free contest giveaway by clicking here!!!!

Splash Math

Splash Math is an excellent iPad app that can be downloaded by individual grade or in a complete package of 1st-5th.  Splash Math is a very visual app that uses educational games and activities to teach Math skills in the different grade levels.  These apps are aligned to Common Core Standards, track student progress in real-time, is self paced for each individual learning, and has lots of resources such as worksheets and more.

I highly recommend checking out Splash Math by clicking here!!!

For more information check out Edshelf.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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-6th 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).

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

Below is a brief demo...

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Monday, September 15, 2014


ZooWhiz is a fantastic site that uses Game Based Learning for a wide variety of subjects, such as: Math, Reading, Spelling, and more.  This site w/ educational portal allow has over 17,000 different educational activities for KDG on up.  Best of all is the student tracking that shows how well a student is doing and which areas need improvement, as well as the high replay value where students earn in game coins to purchase digital items and add animals to their virtual

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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.