Project Based Learning

Thursday, October 23, 2014

iPractice Math

iPractice Math is one of my favorite free sites for all things Math.  This simple to use site w/ educational portal allows educators to track and manage students as they progress through any area of Math.  iPractice has an abundance of resources for educators and students such as, problem walkthroughs, printables/worksheets, definitions, tutorials, and much much more.  Best of all are the detailed reports that educators can generate to assess students.

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

*iPractice Math is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Booktrack Classroom

Booktrack Classroom is a new site/app that is great for the Reading or Writing Classroom.  This is an interesting tool that allows students or teachers to add a soundtrack to their writing.

Here's a list of ways Booktrack Classroom is being used in education...

  • Narrative Writing – Students add music and audio to their original stories.
  • Informative and Explanatory Writing – Students compose essays and articles selecting suitable audio to accompany their text.
  • Literature Study – Students gain insight and increased understanding of the text by creating their own soundtracks for novels, stories, and plays they are reading in class.
  • Read-Alouds – Teacher and student led read-alouds are enhanced through the addition of sound and music to the chapter or act being presented.
Also, BC has a nice selection of free lesson plans to search through and is aligned to Common Core standards.

Below is a brief demo...

I highly recommend checking out Booktrack Classroom by clicking here!!!

*Booktrack Classroom is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

FluencyFinder 3.0

FluencyFinder the educational mobile (iOS/Android) app for assessing Reading & Comprehension has just released their biggest and most robust update yet.  Before educators need to choose between 1 of 6 passages (1st thru 8th grade) to assess a student's Reading level.  This was a bit limit for those that needed to use required reading material or those districts that uses Accelerated Reader, AIMS, etc.  However, now educators can create, delete, and upload any Reading/Comprehension passage & questions they want to assess their students with.  This makes it a great way to organize Reading lists for a student or class, and assess material relevant to that class.  Also, a user can switch between online use and mobile use as their data gets backed up seamlessly between the two.

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

For the iOS click here.
For the Android app click here.

If you're interested in receiving a free code for review purposes let me know via Twitter (DM me) (@dkapuler) as supplies are limited.

*FluencyFinder is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Math Monsters Bingo

Math Monsters Bingo is a fun free iOS app for learning basic Math skills (i.e. adding, subtracting, etc.).  The goal is simple, try to find the monster under the Bingo cards which represent answers and achieve the highest score/BINGO.  This game has high replay value and best of all tracks students scores that allows multiple players on the same device.

I highly recommend checking out Math Monsters Bingo by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.
For more information check out Edshelf.


30hands is the excellent and free easy to use iOS app that educators are using to integrate technology into their classroom.  This is being used in education in many different ways such as "flipping" a lesson, project based learning, and of course, digital storytelling.  The drag-n-drop interface makes it seamless to organize slides, and add pictures and video.  Best of all a user can record their own narration to tell a story and then upload it to the safe educational 30hands cloud (aka learning community).  There is even a inexpensive 30hands Pro app which unlocks all the features in the free app such as: importing video clips, Google Drive/Drop Box integration, and more.

I highly recommend checking out 30hands by clicking here!!!

For more info on 30hands Pro check out Edshelf.

For my Pinterest board on Digital Storytelling click here.

*30hands Learning is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Zookazam is one of my favorite free iOS apps for the Science classroom.  This innovative app has students interacting w/ animals, bugs, and more through Augmented Reality.  For example, all a user has to do is print out a target and then point their iOS device at it to watch as dinosaurs come to life in stunning 3D.  This is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and WOW your students.

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

For my Pinterest board on Augmented Reality click here.

*Zookazam is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Teachable is a nice free iPad app that educators are using to make their lives in the classroom easier.  It's a very easy to use productivity app that helps teachers plan, track, and organize their classroom from their iPad.  Educators can manage, track, assess, and grade
their students as well as plan their day, week, or month.  Teachers can even attach images or annotate through notes to help assess students in real-time.

I recommend checking out Teachable by clicking here!!!