Study Island

study_island_logo I’ve had the opportunity to look at this program that is owned by Edmentum called Study Island. Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 9.12.21 AM http://www.studyisland.com/tour The beauty that I find in this program is the Online Standards Mastery Program. This simple tool is aligned and specifically written to the Florida FCAT and Common Core standards, presented in an online test-like fashion. Although the school that I teach at doesn’t apply to these standards as we are a private college preparatory school, we have the ability to create customized test for our various classes.  This allows us to create placements exams for new students as well as create practice exams for students in a majority of our classes even the AP classes. Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 9.10.20 AM Another key point about this program is that a school is able to not only track their curriculum standards but also get real-time results and track students, teachers and the school as a whole in terms of data. This really helps the school to get a “picture” of how they are doing as well as their students. Being able to specifically design this to fit the needs of our school and have the data and information to track the curriculum as well as the progress of the teachers and students is an asset to any school.

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Kahoot

Are you looking for a way to engage the students in your classroom?

Or possible engage the people who are attending a presentation you’re giving…

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Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system that can be used at schools or businesses.

I introduced this response system to the teachers at my school and they loved using it with their students, either as an interactive way to quiz the reading for the night before or also as a way to see how well student know the content prior to a quiz or testing.

Simply go to

https://getkahoot.com

and sign up for an account.

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Sphero

The beauty of this little gadget is that not only does it supply hours of various gaming, it also includes augmented reality. Check out their website for more information as well as additional information on the games that are available.

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What is Sphero?

Coming Soon…

Sphero 2B takes on a new form factor, drives like it’s from the future, comes with interchangeable parts like tires and hubcaps for different terrain, and will launch with accessories for advanced gameplay. Powered with AI Superdrive capabilities, 2B is unreasonably fast and maneuverable. With only two points of contact, 2B can turn on a dime, launch off steep inclines, and tumble unlike anything you’ve seen.

Sphero 2B is also made for open play and is designed to inspire future inventors like Sphero’s young co-founders. And just like Sphero Original, Sphero 2B offers awesome new ways to play. Not just with its driving, programming, and multiplayer apps, but also by inspiring imagination through a robot that is completely programmable. We’re even working to have built-in infrared technology that will offer interactive and multiplayer gameplay.

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Tellagami

Are you looking for a great, easy to use mobile app that allows you to create and share quick animated videos?  Then you should try out Tellagami.
https://tellagami.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gami/id572737805?ls=1&mt=8

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A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. The possibilities are endless!

MOBILE-FIRST
• Create, customize and share from your iPhone or iPad with intuitive touch menu and controls
• Use your iPhone or iPad camera to easily insert a photo background or pick a photo from your camera roll
• Doodle on the background with your finger or stylus
• Record your voice with your iPhone or iPad mic

EASY TO USE
Create a Gami in 3 easy steps:
1 – Customize a character and choose your background
2 – Record your voice or type a message for your character to say
3 – Share your Gami on Facebook, Twitter or send via text or email

FEATURES
• Mix and match your character & background
• Record your voice or type a message
• Resize character and place it in the scene
• Personalize with a photo background
• Share via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS
• View Gami as a web URL on all devices

WAYS PEOPLE ARE USING A GAMI
• Greetings & Invites – Tell a story, liven up a blog, introduce someone
• Education –Teach a lesson, create a book report, share a vacation
• Business & Marketing – Pitch an idea, sell a product, showcase a company

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