Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TowerStorm

TowerStorm is a fantastic free iOS app/broswer based game for Game Based Learning in the subjects of Math and Literacy. As w/ any game created by the award winning company DimensionU, this game takes place in a multiplayer 3D virtual world.  Players can create their avatar and unlock special power ups as they immerse themselves in a fun 3D world while solving problems in Math/Literacy aligned to Common Core Standards.  Best of all, the game tracks a players score and generates detail reports as well as lets a player customize and select what problems they want to encounter (i.e. Algebra, Vocabulary, etc.).  Also, TowerStorm has high replay value as each game lasts only 5 minutes and has students trying to answer as many questions correct as they can while trying t
o score points by changing the color of rings on the Tower.

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

For more DimensionU games click here.

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.
To find TowerStorm on Edshelf click here.



* DimensionU is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Answerables

Answerables the innovative educational tool that combines the best features of game based learning w/ a learning management system has just released their free iPad app.  Answerables is being used by educators in a variety of ways from collaborating w/ other classes, to browsing the web, all in a secure 3D virtual environment.

Answerables is used as a:

• Virtual classroom 
• Lesson planner
• Learning manager 
• Quest creator
• Resource manager 
• Web browser (managed)
• Social Network
• Student portfolio
• Presentation space

Features include:

• Multiplayer game environment
• Learning management system
• Quests & badges
• Assessment tools
• Analytics
• Resource/Content management system
• Web browser
• Secure audio/video streaming

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

*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Seterra Geography

Seterra Geography is a fun iOS app that helps students learn states, flags, countries, and more.  This is done through a simple to use touch interface on selecting the correct location or flag given.  Each session is timed and graded for accuracy.  Also, this is a great way to challenge other students, family, and friends.  Finally, Seterra helps students learn about Geographical content such as capitals, oceans, mountains, and more.

I highly recommend checking out Seterra Geography by clicking here!!!

LitCharts

LitCharts is a neat site I just learned about from Richard Byrne's excellent blog.  LitCharts is a free service for students that lets them type in a book to find out all relevant information pertains to that title, such as: background info, summary, detailed analysis, quotes, characters, and much much more. All information can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF.  Also, there is a innovative chart wheel which color-codes different themes in the story.

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

NameCoach

NameCoach the innovative site for learning students names and how to pronounce them correctly has  just released their latest update, Directory Integration Service.  Directory Integration Service allows a district/school to embed a voice recording of your students' name pronunciation directly into your existing directory listings.

Here are some more benefits...

  • Build a stronger community, promoting diversity and enhancing team relations. 
  •  Encourages inclusion not just diversity
  • Helpful in orientation and recruitment
  • Helpful with Alumni relations
  • Communication made easier across your institution
  • Helps build student-faculty rapport
  • Seamlessly integrate with our Commencement Service
  • We make all of this secure, scalable and easy to deploy
I highly recommend checking out NameCoach's Directory Integration page for schools by clicking here!!!


Below is a brief demo...





*NameCoach is an advertiser of TechnologyTidbits.

King of Math 2

King of Math 2 is a super fun iOS game for ages 10 on up.  King of Math has students playing through 125 stages as they solve different basic (i.e. addition, multiplication, etc) Math problems as they unlock levels to become king or queen.  Best of all, there are detailed help guides to show players how to solve a problem, and a timer that can be turned on or off.

I highly recommend checking out King of Math 2 by clicking here!!!

Digipuzzle

Digipuzzle is an excellent site to find free educational games and puzzles for grades K- 5.  Also, educators can find a wide variety of online activities dealing w/ different holidays.  For example, their KDG section has a nice selection from counting games, shapes, colors, and more....

I highly recommend checking out Digipuzzle to see the nice collection of games they have for younger learners and those in KDG by clicking here!!!

*Digipuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.