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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Geo with Amigos

Geo w/ Amigos is the new free iOS game by the wonderful company Yogome who are famous for their educational mobile games.  Geo w/ Amigos is a super fun multi-player game that has students learning Geography by answering questions and doing battle w/ different enemies.  Best of all is the high replay value as users are able to earn rewards and points to unlock more boards and items to customize their Yogotar.  There are over 400 Geography questions in 5 battle arenas in areas such as: solar system, earth, capitals, and more.  Finally, a educator can track how their student is doing as it records their progress w/ detailed reporting.

I highly recommend checking out Geo w/ Amigos by clicking here!!!

For more Yogome games click here.

To find Geo w/ Amigos on Edshelf click here.
For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Buncee

Buncee is one of my all-time favorite Web 2.0 tools for school.  This is a fantastic simple to use site (w/ a drag-n-drop interface) for creating stunning presentations, projects, animations, eCards, and more.  Best of all, is the educational portal which allows educators to create and manage student accounts, while assessing their work in real-time.  Teachers around the world are using this for Project Based Learning, Blended Learning, and even Flipping a Lesson.  There is even a free iOS app for those that want to create Buncees on the go.

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

For my Pinterest board on Web 2.0 for schools click here.

Below is brief demo of Buncee for education...



*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flashcard Monkey

Learning Vocabulary with Cartoons

Flashcard Monkey lets students who are taking the SAT and GRE tests to memorize vocabulary using pictures. Before, students would spend hours pouring over boring word lists. With Flashcard Monkey, students can memorize with visual cues. The cartoons stimulate visual learning and higher retention rate.

You can use the website to look at 507 most common SAT words for free. 800 GRE vocabulary pictures will be put up by september 2014.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SquirrelThat

SquirrelThat is a free iPad app that is excellent for note taking.  This is a great tool that students can use when researching a project or taking notes during a lecture.  Best of all, it's simple to use and lets students share their notes w/ others.  Also, the abundance of features for makes SquirrelThat a nice learning tool as students can annotate on their notes, draw, add media, and more.

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

To find SquirrelThat on Edshelf click here.

Below is a brief demo...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Write to Read

Writer to Read is an amazing iPad app designed for kids 3-10 yrs to help w/ their Reading & Writing skills by creating a book.  W/ that in mind it also makes it an ideal app for introducing digital storytelling to students that is aligned to Common Core Standards.  The way this works is a child/student write's a sentence to the best of their ability and then an adult/teacher translates the sentence into proper text.  This helps students learn visually as they see their sentenc
e next to the correct one while learning to read, write, and spell.  Another nice feature is the unique keyboard that separates consonants and vowels by color and being able to record audio to help further their learning.

I highly recommend checking out Write to Read by clicking here!!!

To find Write to Read on Edshelf click here.
For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

News-O-Matic

News-O-Matic is a fantastic new free iOS app that I just found out about through a promotional email.  This is an app designed for kids 7-11 yrs old to bring them 5 daily news stories containing articles, videos, and photos.  These stories are on a number of different subjects such as: sports, science, world news, and more.  Also, these stories are aligned to 3rd/4th grade Common Core Standards, has a variety of fun activities for students to complete, as well as full audio support for challenged readers.  Best of all, there is a free daily teacher guide which helps educators assess students learning and comprehension of the articles.

I highly recommend checking out News-O-Matic by clicking here!!!

To find News-O-Matic on Edshelf click here.

For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Below is a brief video...

thesaurus.land

thesaurus.land is a interesting new site that lets a person type in a word and then generate a list of synonyms for that word.  By clicking on the words generate will list a bunch of synonyms for that, and on and on.

I recommend checking out thesaurus.land by clicking here.

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog for the tip.