Answerables

Answerables
Game Based Learning System

Monday, July 28, 2014

Answerables

Answerables is one of the most unique sites to come around in awhile.  It is a cross between a Learning Management System and Game Based Learning environment to deliver a innovative and fun learning experience for students.  All of this takes place in a 3D virtual world (i.e. think Second Life but geared towards education) that allows educators to create lessons, scavenger hunts, collaborate w/ other educators, and much much more.  Best of all, all of this takes place in Answerables safe interactive environment.  Also, Answerables can be used by any curriculum to teach any subject using Project Based Learning, "gamifying"a lesson, and differentiating instruction.

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

Below is a brief demo video...



*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Help Save Edshelf

Edshelf is one of the most popular curating tools on the web for educators.  Also, it is in dire need of your help to keep it going.  Recently, Mike Lee the CEO launched a kickstarter campaign to save his wonderful website and I wanted to pass that info along.

Click here to see what you can do.

Below is a brief demo...

Door 24

Door 24 is one of my favorite free iPad apps for Math.  This is a super fun game that has students trying to fix a robot's circuits while solving the mystery behind Door 24.  This game focuses on Math for grades 4th-8th aligned to Common Core Standards and has students working on computational fluency, number sense, and algebraic thinking.

I highly recommend checking out Door 24 by clicking here!!!

*Curriculum Associates is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Elevated Math

Elevated Math is an excellent free iOS app for finding animated Math lessons on a wide variety of topics.  These lessons are aligned to Common Core Standard and focus on grades 4th-8th.  Also, a user can purchase other apps or lessons that allow students/teachers to print out worksheets, notes, tests, and more.  Best of all there, is a built in whiteboard that allows users to work out problems while watching the videos.

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

For more information on Elevated Math check out EDshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Educational iOS Apps click here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tangram Chess

Tangram Chess is one of the coolest iOS apps for Math to come around in a long time.  This game uses translations, rotations, and reflections, to move shapes across a chess board.  As w/ all Math File Folder games, it can be played on multiple devices via bluetooth, generate and email detailed reports to teachers/parents, and are multi-player.  This is an ideal app for Game Based Learning, centers, and much much more.

I highly recommend checking out Tangram Chess by clicking here!!!

For more Math File Folder Games click here.

*MathFileFolderGames is a advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Level it Books

Level it Books is the popular educational app (Android/iOS) for scanning a book's ISBN and getting a Reading Lexile/Level.  It's being used by educators, parents, and librarians around the world to keep a virtual library of books, manage students Reading Levels, and more.  Also, a teacher can use it not only to create class rosters and book libraries, but a "book of the day" as well.

I highly recommend checking out Level it Books by clicking here!!!

*Level it Books is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Sight Words Space

Sight Words Space is a (free today) iPad app designed for KDG/1st graders learning how to read and working on Science vocabulary words.  The app is an interactive workbook that has students tracing words, listening to words, and playing fun interactive activities to help reinforce reading and word recognition.  Also, students will be learning about Space, counting stars, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Sight Words Space by clicking here!!!

For more info on Sight Words Space check out EDshelf.
For my Pinterest board on Educational Apps click here.