Slidebooks for Project Based Learning

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Knowledge Battle

Knowledge Battle is a wonderful free iOS app for Game Based Learning.  This game has students playing through a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Math, Science, Programming, etc) as they defeat different villains/yogotars and unlock special power ups.  Also, parents can sign up for monthly or yearly plans to get the most educational content from Yogome.

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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.


Recently voted 1 of 12 of the best apps for Math by TeachThought.

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-8th 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).

*Prodigy is now for 7th-8th grade too!!!
** Prodigy has added thousands of questions covering more than 150 new Math skills!!

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

For more information on the latest news from Prodigy click here!!!

Below is a brief demo...

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*Prodigy is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sketch Nation

Sketch Nation is a wonderful free app (iOS/Android) and website for creating games.  Sketch Nation reminds me of Pixel Press Floors but w/out the paper.  All a student has to do is select their category of game (i.e. platform, jumping, etc) then draw their backgrounds/characters/items and let Sketch Nation do the rest.  The advanced level editor will help students create more complex games and work on their STEM skills.  Sketch Nation even has a nice section for education w/ a collection of games created by students.

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

Below is a brief demo...

For my Pinterest board on Programing/Coding click here.

Friday, November 6, 2015

BoomWriter for Districts

BoomWriter the excellent free collaborative writing tool for schools has just released their district wide program.  This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom.

More from their press release...

BoomWriter for Districts ensures that a complete education technology experience will be delivered to your teachers and students resulting in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills, and enhanced vocabulary development.

Regardless of in-school computer/device access, elementary, middle and high school-grade students will demonstrate increased engagement and writing output levels, allowing teachers to better assess levels of understanding and writing proficiency while providing more personalized and impactful levels of instruction.

Program Benefits
  • Professional Development
    • On-site & On-demand Professional Development Sessions
    • Ongoing Technical and Educational Support
  • Enhanced Teacher Tools
    • PRO Memberships for all Participating Teachers
    • Online Assessment Tool and Growth Monitoring using Common Core-based Writing Rubrics
  • Copies of Published Stories and Textbooks
    • Group Published Stories and Textbooks for all Participating Students and Teachers
  • Analytics
    • Administrator Performance Data & Analytics Dashboard
I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter for Districts by clicking here!!!

*BoomWriter is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Innovation Age of Crafting

Innovation Age of Crafting is a fun free iOS game for learning about how inventions were made.  This is done by playing this challenging puzzle game where users slide tiles across a board to make inventions (i.e. two rocks together makes a cave, or two cave people make a family, etc.)  There are over 120 levels and 5 time periods (i.e. Stone Age, Renaissance, etc). to play through and unlock other potential combinations/inventions.

I highly recommend checking out Innovation Age of Crafting by clicking here!!!

For a more detailed review click here.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Bloomz is a free iOS/Android app for communication that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers.  Bloomz reminds me of a cross between Class Dojo and Remind as it lets teachers communicate w/ parents by sending them class updates such as: pictures, emails, events, reminders and more.

The way this work is a educators signs up then selects their school.  Once their school is selected a teacher can then create a class an invite parents to join their class.  All communication is private as teachers control who gets invited and is secure.  Then parents will get updated automatically via texts in real-time or for those that don't sign up can receive an email.  Educators can even schedule parent teacher conferences using Bloomz.

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

Below is a brief demo video...

For my Pinterest board on Mobile Phones in Education click here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Photos for Class

Photos for Class is an excellent new site that is ideal for finding safe images for students.  This search engine uses Flickr safe search as well as some built in filtering to find Creative Common licensed images.  Best of all when a user clicks download the image gets cited automatically w/ the proper licensing terms.

I highly recommend checking out Photos for Class by clicking here!!!

For my Pinterest board on Educational Images click here.