Friday, February 17, 2017

Sketch Nation Lesson Plans

Sketch Nation the simple to use mobile (iOS/Android) app/site for creating games recently updated their lesson plan ideas page.  This is a great place for educators to go to find ways on how to integrate Sketch Nation into their classroom.  These lesson ideas focus on a wide variety of subjects such as: Coding, History, Math, and more.  Sketch Nation makes it a seamless way to introduce STEM into their classroom in a fun and engaging way.

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

Below is a brief demo...


*Sketch Nation is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Qzzr

Qzzr is a new free online tool for creating quizzes that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's excellent blog.  This easy-to-use site lets users create fun quizzes that includes multimedia content.  Best of all these quizzes can be embedded into a site/blog and then lets users track their stats.  This might be a good way for educators to assess student learning and then differentiate instruction.

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

Digipuzzle

Digipuzzle is a great site for finding a wide range of free online games, activities, and puzzles.  This is a great way to introduce Game Based Learning into the classroom as well as for computer "centers".  Also, there is a section titled "USA" which is a nice section for finding educational games/activities for on USA history/states/capitals, etc.

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

*Digipuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

DragonBox Elements

DragonBox Elements is an amazing mobile (iOS/Android) app that helps teach students about Geometry through Game Based Learning.  The way this works is by having players travel through a magical world by solving logic based puzzles in over 100+ levels.  The Euclidian concepts covered are: shapes, triangles, angles, and more.  This is a very fun game designed for MS/HS aged students and has high replay value.

I highly recommend checking out DragonBox Elements by clicking here!!!

Below is a brief demo video...

Answerables


*Be sure to check out their latest updates!!!
**Answerables iPad app available here!!!

Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System).  It reminds me of Second Life but geared more toward kids w/ their fantasy/SciFi environment.  The game takes place in the 3D virtual world of Answerables on a planet called Proxima, where the native Ansibles (students) encounter an alien race.

What makes this so great for education that is the safe/COPPA compliant environment that Answerables provides.  This is an ideal place for students to collaborate w/ others and develop their social learning skills.  Answerables provides windows (i.e. Second Life) to view the web, go on quests, etc.  The student dashboard allows students to track their quests, notifications, events, PODS (Personal Online Development Spaces), and more.

Educators can create a lesson/POD (manage permissions), create webquests, internet scave
nger hunts, host live events, and best of all "Gamify" their lesson.  This is great for introducing a new concept, guided/differentiated instruction, and even "Flipping" a classroom.  Also, teachers (parents too) can track/monitor student progress, share and view resources by collaborating w/ other educators, and even setup tutoring courses where they set their own rate.

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

Below is a brief demo that has to be seen to be believed...



For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Math Run

Math Run is a new online platform game by Yogome.  Yogome is a fantastic company for making beautiful looking educational apps.  These apps cover a wide range of subjects such as: Math, Science, Programming, and more.  Recently, they just released a web version of their games that can now be played online or any mobile device (i.e. phone/tablet).

Math Run is a super fun easy-to-learn Math game, that has students jumping or ducking over numbers to select the correct answer.  This is a great game to practice basic Math skills such as adding or subtracting.

I highly recommend checking out Math Run and other online mini-games by Yogome by clicking here!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

EDpuzzle on Android

EDpuzzle the amazing educational tool (web/mobile app) is now available for free on any Android device.  This as well as their easy to use iOS app makes it easy for any teacher to flip their classroom/lesson and have students view it on any device.  Educators are using EDpuzzle to edit their videos (crop, add questions, etc) differentiate instruction, and more.

Below is a trailer video...



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

*EDpuzzle is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.