Thursday, March 30, 2017

BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camps

Summer is almost here and BoomWriter's Virtual Summer Camps are right around the corner and a soon to be reality for educators!!! This is an excellent solution for teachers looking to make some extra money over the summer (from the comfort of their own home) using BoomWriter's innovative collaborative writing tool.

More info below...

BoomWriter is a site that I’ve written about many times because it lets elementary, middle, and high school teachers conduct engaging nonfiction, fiction, and vocabulary development group-writing activities in almost any subject area. But their new offering is not just another product- it’s a chance for teachers to completely change how they make money (and relax) over the summer!

BoomWriter announced a while back, that they are developing The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp to create engaging, flexible, and profitable experiences for teachers as they work to make extra money over the summer. Teachers can make upwards of $1,200 per week with their camp by facilitating online instruction and writing activities for campers in Grades 4-9 using BoomWriter’s easy to use group writing site.

At $0 cost to teachers, BoomWriter will provide the curriculum, camper sign-up web page, and everything else needed to run a camp, so all teachers have to do is recruit students from their own schools or learning communities to participate. Educators can run as many sessions as they want from wherever they want and truly become their own boss on their own schedule.

Register for their mailing list to receive more information and updates to get you ready for Summer of 2017. BoomWriter is a free site that keeps finding new and better ways to support teachers through technology, and The BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camp is no exception!

I highly recommend checking out BoomWriter Virtual Summer Camps by clicking here!!!

View a sample Virtual Summer Camp "splash page" by clicking here.

Below is a brief video...


*BoomWriter is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

KidsCast

KidsCast is a new mobile (iOS/Google Play) app for educational content.  KidsCast acts as a hub for a wide variety of content, such as: games, videos, activities, and more.  KidsCast is a subscription based service and all of the content is safe and approved for kids.  Finally, they are always adding new content to keep their fresh and engaging and releasing a KidsCast club soon.

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kupiter

Kupiter is a super fun online game that I learned about from Richard Byrne's excellent blog.  Kupiter is a game designed around Asteroids where users shoot the asteroid w/ the correct answer/letter, collect power ups, etc.  Educators can upload their own questions from Quizlet, Excel, create their own, browse through already created questions.  Also, Kupiter integrates w/ Google Classroom and can be shared w/ others via link.

Below is a demo video...



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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Buncee Buddies

Buncee Buddies is the new platform for connecting students and classrooms around the world through digital pen pals.  This is done through the use of sharing Buncee creations to collaborate w/ others, project based learning, make friends, learn about new cultures, and more.

Below is an excerpt from their blog...

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

Below is an example of a finished product...


*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

BrainPop Make-a-Movie

BrainPop users are in for a treat as "premium" users can now create videos/movies through the Make-a-Movie feature.  This is ideal for students/educators that want to "show" what they know or to create digital stories, etc. These videos are simple to create and follow the same animated style that BrainPop is famous for.  Also, users have the ability to draw their own animation.

For a more detailed review check out Flipped Technology Coaching by clicking here.

I highly recommend checking out BrainPop's Make-a-Movie by clicking here!!!

Below is an excellent tutorial from Joli Boucher...


GoClass

GoClass is a wonderful site/app for flipping a classroom.  This is a fantastic solution for educators to be able to manage their classes/students and create dynamic lessons that can be shared on mobile devices.  Students can login to a session on their mobile device and then follow the lesson following the "show-explain-ask" method.  Teachers can then get instant real-time feedback on student engagement and learning as well as attendance.

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

*GoClass is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Peekapak

Peekapak is a new (beta) site for educators (PreK-3rd grade) for teaching Social and Emotional Learning.  This free online platform includes stories and lesson plans that teachers use w/ students to develop these SEL skills.  Also, Peekapak lets educators/parents to track student's progress and generate detailed reports.  Finally, Peekapak works on any device and is a great way to integrate Technology w/ Reading.

Below is a brief demo...



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