CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!
Classroom Activities / Classroom Management

CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!

The Bouncy Balls classroom noise level monitor remains to this day one of the most popular posts on TeachBytes. So, when I came across CalmCounter, I knew I had to share immediately. Although it doesn’t have any exciting bouncing balls, it is still a solid way to measure classroom noise: Just like Bouncy Balls, CalmCounter is a website … Continue reading

Classroom Management

Doctopus: Easy Classroom Management of Google Docs

“How can teachers harness all the awesomeness, ubiquitous access, and collaborative authoring power made possible by Google Docs without creating a document management nightmare?” That is question Andrew Stillman posed, and then answered with his script, Doctopus. Doctopus allows teachers to auto-generate copies of template documents for individual students, small groups and whole classes. The … Continue reading

KeepVid: Download And Save Online Videos!
Classroom Management / YouTube

KeepVid: Download And Save Online Videos!

YouTube and other online streaming video sources provide incredible opportunities for teachers to share real-world content with students and break down the walls of their classrooms. Unfortunately, live streaming video can also sometimes be problematic for a few reasons: Buffering issues – Slow buffering and slow internet speeds can be frustrating in a classroom setting. … Continue reading