Tech Tool of the Month: micro.bit – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, you were introduced to the BBC micro:bit and the Microsoft MakeCode virtual micro:bit simulator. The BBC micro:bit is a small, but mighty, handheld and programmable micro-computer. It can be used to create robots, code games, play virtual instruments and much more. If you are looking for a free option, … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: micro.bit – Part 1

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Computer Science Education Week is the perfect time to share an extremely cool tech tool called the BBC micro:bit. In this blog, I am going to discuss what micro:bit is and share Microsoft’s MakeCode for micro:bit. The BBC micro:bit is a small, but mighty, handheld and programmable micro-computer. Read all about it’s features here. It … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Synth Part 2

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Synth is a user-friendly podcasting tool. The site allows users to create audio recordings up to 256 seconds long. Yesterday’s blog, Synth Part 1, gave an overview of this tool. The overview also included the application of both the SAMR model and the Triple E Frameworks as you integrate Synth into your instruction. Today’s post … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Synth Part 1

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Synth is a very simple podcasting tool. The site allows you to create audio recordings up to 256 seconds long, which reminded me of tweets on Twitter, but in audio format, so rather than 256 characters in length, they are 256 seconds long. Need more time? Synth also allows you to link together several Synths … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Story Maker

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Story Maker is a simple digital storytelling tool for elementary students to write a story. Students can practice their writing skills, add color, add additional pages, and then save (or print) when finished. Story Maker is part of the ABCya site, offering countless free web games, interactives, and learning experiences.   Grade level Story Maker … read more »