Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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 and 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.

Vidhub

Vidhub is a cool site that I just found out about for reviewing and collaborating on digital videos.  Vidhub allows users to upload any kind of digit video and then collaborate on it in real-time.  This is done through easy-to-use tools that lets users add time-stamps, collaborate, edit revisions, send reminders, and more.

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

DimensionU

DimensionU is one of my favorite companies for Game Based Learning.  These games take place in an interactive 3D virtual world where students strengthen their Math/Literacy skills.  The games are designed for kids grades 3rd-9th and are aligned to Common Core Standards.

Here are a list of DimensionU games...

Watch the videos below to see all 4 AMAZING
DimensionU Games in action:
Meltdown is the DimensionU game that
offers students a second chance
when answering difficult questions, and
rewards creative strategies to achieve victory.
Swarm is DimensionU's team-based
game that most strongly reinforces
cooperation and collaboration between
students to achieve a common goal.
Towerstorm is the DimensionU game
 that is best for working through the most
 curriculum in the shortest amount of time.
Velocity is DimensionU's high-speed
obstacle course that ensures players
answer questions correctly in order to
continue progressing through the race.
Click to view the MATHEMATICS or LITERACY content included in
DimensionU Games.


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

For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

*DimensionU is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Calcugators

Calcugators is the new iOS app for Grades K on up working on addition.  This is a fun game that has students working w/ different problems and focusing on skills such as: subtraction, regrouping, counting, etc, to solve basic addition problems.  Also, Calcugators tracks student's progress and is a great way to integrate Game Based Learning into the classroom.

Below is a brief demo video...



For a more detailed review check out Edshelf by clicking here.

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

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Answer Pad

The Answer Pad is an awesome teacher tool that has two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system with a focus on drawing and "show what you know", and a grading solution for your teacher created quizzes.  It is browser based for teachers, and works on any device (BYOD), browser or on free apps for iOS or Android for students.  It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless.

Robust Features

Interactive 

  • Quick Connect - no student registration required or prep time for teachers (login via a code).
    • quick checks for understanding by just asking questions and sending a response type make it super simple.
    • draw tool can easily be sent out for students to work through a problem etc.
  • Google Integration
  • Feedback - color and text feedback w/ the unlock so that students can retry their answer.
  • Broadcast - teachers can send out one of the students responses to the entire class.  This is great way for classroom discussion w/ the names hidden.
    • Hide names, send out a multi-step problem.  Students complete the first step and classroom discusses the anonymous responses.  As a group decide which answer is best and broadcast response to entire class.
    • Yes or No, students discuss response and incorrect response can be sent to group to correct.
  • Send a Web Page - Teacher can send a web page, video, etc to students so they can view w/out having to leave the interactive session.
Answer Sheet
  • Essay question and multiple correct multiple choice question types now available.  These work in conduction w/ the built-in scratch pad that allows a teacher to see and give partial credit for work.
  • Live Monitor - watch live as students work through an assessment
More resources

I highly recommend checking out Answer Pad by clicking here!!!!
  

Below is a demo video...



*The Answer Pad is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.

Yogome Epic Schools

Yogome Epic Schools is the new educational suite of apps (i.e. Epic Teachers, Students, etc.) that uses Game Based Learning to teach/reinforce a variety of subjects (i.e. Math, Science, Programming, etc.)  There are over a 1000 educational mini games/activities for students grades K-5.  Best of all, a teacher can track student progress to make it easy to differentiate instruction.  Finally, all games are aligned to Common Core Standards.

Below is a brief demo...



I highly recommend checking out Yogome Epic Schools by clicking here!!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Otus

Otus, the wonderful mobile learning solution and teaching and learning platform was hard at work this summer w/ over 50 updates.  Best of all, all of this happens in one safe controlled environment.  These updates exist in one single platform.

Here is a brief look at some of the new features:


  • enhanced Google Integration
  • embed third party content (i.e. YouTube, NearPod, etc.)
  • teachers can build assessments
  • new grade book
  • robust reporting features
  • detailed graphs/data visualizations
  • and much much more
For more details on Otus's new features click here!!!

*Otus is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits.