Tuesday, May 24, 2016


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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Projector Screen

ProjectorScreen.com is an excellent site for people or educators to find projectors and other type of equipment for their classrooms.  Not only can a person search through an immense amount of screens, but from other categories such as fixed or manual, multimedia carts, boards, chairs, and more.

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

*ProjectorScreen is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Infinite Arcade

Infinite Arcade is the wonderful new iOS app for kids wanting to create their own game.  This is all done through a simple to use drag-n-drop interface and lets students select/create their own characters, enemies, objects, etc.  Best of all, there are a wide variety of game styles to choose from (i.e. platform, maze, pinball, etc.) and the multiuser save function.

Below is a brief demo...

For more info check out Edshelf.

I highly recommend checking out Infinite Arcade by clicking here!!!

Buncee for Mother's Day

Buncee is the amazing Web 2.0 learning tool that educators everywhere are using in a wide variety of ways.  This is a simple to use site/app w/ educational portal that allows educators to "flip" their classroom, differentiate instruction, blend learning, and much much more.... in a safe environment where they can manage/track student accounts and presentations.

Recently, Buncee created a page for wonderful Mother's Day Projects.  Students can create eCards, digital stories, poems and more, to show how much their mom means to them while sparking their creativity in the process.

Below is a brief demo video of Buncee for Education...

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

*Buncee is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


StudyMode is an excellent new site for students looking for a wide variety of study materials.  A user can search through course notes, research papers, essays, and other student created content.  Also, this is a great place to find notes on famous works of literature and AP notes for exams.

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

Storyboard That Updates

Storyboard That the wonderful site for education to create a wide variety of things such as: timelines, storyboards, digital stories, graphic organizers, etc etc, has recently released a bunch of updates.  These updates include a guide for Mother's Day activities,  smart scenes, and a storyboard save history.  Also, educators are using Storyboard That for Project Based Learning, Blended Learning, and much much more.

More info on their latest updates...

  • Smart Scenes: Smart scenes are scenes that can be customized in one way or another, similar to how we can customize characters. So far, we have 60+ Smart Scenes! These scenes will have a blue ‘Edit Scene’ button (in the same place that a character’s ‘Edit Pose’ button is) that allows the user to edit things such as time of day (daytime to nighttime), weather (raining, snowing, sunny), and more!
  • Storyboard Save History: This feature allows users to pull up previously saved versions of their storyboards in case they want to go back and fix something, or just in case they want to see a previous version! You can find this feature by clicking the ‘View Save History’ button below a storyboard that you have edited and saved at least once before. 
I highly recommend checking out Storyboard That by clicking here!!!

Storyboard That is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.