Thursday, June 22, 2017


WordWanderer is a site I just found about from Larry Ferlazzo's great blog for making word clouds.  This is a neat way to create a word cloud where you can edit what types of words you want to see or hide, such as: nouns, verbs, prepositions, etc etc.  Also, a user can click on a word to see a definition or how it is used in context or drag-a-line between to words to see how they are related.

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


CodeMonkey is a great site for students learning how to program/code.  This is done by guiding a monkey to collect his bananas from gorilla and meeting other characters along the way.  The farther along a user progress the more complex the stages/lessons are.  Students will learn basic JavaScript and principals such as: loops, variables, functions, conditions, and more.

Best of all is the educational portal that allows students to create and track 30 student accounts, a full teacher dashboard, and access to lesson plans.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly.  This is especially useful w/ commencement/graduation ceremonies on the horizon.  The way this works is simple as a teacher creates a name/web page and then has the student's speak their names.  The audio gets embedded into a page and a user can access them all on one page at anytime.  Also, NameCoach makes it very easy to share recordings and keep track of student's name/email.  It's easy, accurate, and 100% safe for schools to use.

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

Below is a brief demo...

*NameCoach is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Parapara Animation

Parapara is a neat little site that for making animations/slideshows that I just found out about from Richard Byrne's excellent blog.  This is a simple to use site that lets user select and color then draw on a screen/frame.  These frames are automatically stitched together to create a slideshow.

I highly recommend checking out Parapara Animation by clicking here!!!

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.

Ratio Rumble

Ratio Rumble is a super fun iOS app that has students doing battle w/ an opponent creating ratios.  This is a nice way to integrate Game Based Learning into the classroom and helps students work on their Math skills by creating ratios by mixing potions.

More features include:

  • Identifying ratios when used in a variety contextual situations
  • Providing visual representations of ratios
  • Solving common problems or communicating by using rate
  • Explaining why ratios and rates naturally relate to fractions and decimals
I highly recommend checking out Ratio Rumble by clicking here!!!

Super Teacher Sweepstakes

Super Teacher Worksheets one of the best sites around for finding educational resources, worksheets, printables, and more... just announced their latest sweepstakes that will have one educator win a Shel Silverstein poetry collection.  The contest ends on June 30th and no membership is required, just a valid email address.

For more information the Super Teacher Worksheets Sweepstakes click here!!!

*Super Teacher Worksheets is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Renderforest is a new site for creating videos.  This is a great presentation/slideshow tool that educators can use to create explainer (how to) videos, introduce a subject, a more.  Best of all a user can embed a video into a site/blog.

Below is a brief demo...

Renderforest Tutorial / How to Use from Renderforest on Vimeo.

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

Class Dojo Student Stories

ClassDojo the widely used (free) tool for behavior management and communication for education now offers Student Stories. Student Stories is a new way for students to create digital portfolios and share them w/ others.

New Features...

  • 5 minute video creation
  • drawing annotations
  • journal entries
  • filters, frames, and stickers

For more information on the Student Stories update click here.

I highly recommend checking out Student Stories by clicking here!!!

*ClassDojo is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Buncee Classroom

Buncee is the amazing learning tool that provides a digital canvas for students to create amazing projects, presentations, and much much more.  Educators have been using Buncee in a wide variety of ways through their educational portal "Buncee Classroom" to create virtual classrooms for students to complete assignments, take quizzes, etc.  Best of all, Buncee Classroom lets students track students, assign quizzes, and even differentiate instruction.  Finally, w/ the vast amount resources, lesson plans, templates, and tutorials, teachers can easily integrate Buncee into any subject/curriculum.

More features include:
  • Stitching Slides
  • Google Classroom Integration
  • State of the art/custom animations, clipart, and backgrounds
  • COPPA compliant
  • Complete Multimedia integration w/ voice recording
  • Quiz/assignment creation (multiple choice/free answer)
  • iPad app
  • much much more...

Below is a brief demo...

***For more exciting news from Buncee such as: ISTE, Summer Sparks Reading Contest, Buncee Chat on Twitter, and more, check out their blog by clicking here!!!

W/ Father's Day right around the corner, Buncee is a fantastic tool to use create stunning cards or e-Greetings.

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.


Interland is the new online game from Google regarding their "Be Internet Awesome" campaign.  This is an innovative new way for students/kids to learn about Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship.  The "Be Internet Awesome" initiative helps students explore the online world focusing on areas such as: share w/ care, don't fall for fake, secure your secrets, and it's cool to be kind.

Interland is the learning tool that uses Game Based Learning to teach these elements through an interactive 3D virtual world.  Interland has 4 different games for students to master and even an online curriculum for parents/educators to use.

For more detailed information click here.

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

Below is a brief demo...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Math TuThor

Math TuThor is a wonderful mobile app (iOS/Android) for student's working on their basic Math skills (i.e. multiplication, division, etc. ). Math TuThor is ideal for integrating Game Based Learning in the classroom and has students using answering questions while defeating enemies using the Norse god himself, Thor.  This game has super-high replay value, sporting over 30 levels and monsters to defeat, and 9 characters to choose from.

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

Below is a brief demo...

Storyboard That for Father's Day

Storyboard That just released a collection of activities to use for this upcoming Father's Day.  Students can use it to:

  • make a printable Father's Day card
  • tell a story about Dad
  • create a storyboard thanking Dads
  • make a comic about a memory
I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That for all Father's Day needs by clicking here!!!

Storyboard That is an excellent learning tool that educators are using in a wide variety of ways, such as: project based learning, timelines, digital storytelling, storyboarding, and much much more.  Also, Storyboard That has a wide variety of resources and lessons packs to help teachers integrate into their classroom.

*Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Math Run: Panda Chase

Math Run: Panda Chase is a super fun iOS app for grades K-5th learning basic Math skills (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.)  This game follows the familiar "running" game-style and has students avoiding obstacles while solving Math problems.  Also, there are lots of characters and levels to unlock to enhance replay value.  Best of all, Math Run is tracks students progress, generates detailed reports, and is aligned to Common Core Standards.

I highly recommend checking out Math Run: Panda Chase by clicking here!!!

Projector Screen Store

Projector Screen Store is a great site for educators or parents looking to find screens, projectors, cables, and more for home or their classroom.  Also, this is an ideal place to find good deals and other resources such as: how to build a home theater or how a green screen works.

I highly recommend checking out Projector Screen Store by clicking here!!!

For an interesting read on the evolution of the green screen click here.

*Projector Screen Store is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Mathmatical Run

Mathmatical Run is a easy-to-learn iOS app that helps students practice their basic Math skills (i.e. addition, subtraction, etc.).  This game is similar to any "running" style game and has players collecting stars, avoiding obstacles, and solving equations.  The player goes until they get a problem wrong.

I highly recommend checking out Mathmatical Run by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo...