Noisli: Free Productivity Sounds For The Classroom

Noisli is a free, online web tool that provides access to soothing background sounds to help you focus. Sounds include rain, thunderstorm, wind, and forest, and between these four sounds you can mix and match the volumes to create your perfect soundscape. Whether it's to relax a rowdy classroom into a quiet reading space, or … Continue reading Noisli: Free Productivity Sounds For The Classroom

5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks

Do you remember in elementary school when your teacher would pull a popsicle stick out of a jar at random with a student’s name on it? And that was the student who was chosen to read their story or feed the goldfish or go to recess first? Well, I still used popsicle sticks in my … Continue reading 5 Random Name Generators: The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks

7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

This year, I started a new job at a brand new school. As the Technology Coach, I was fortunate enough to make key decisions for our school about hardware, software and curriculum. One of those decisions was our LMS, or Learning Management System. After a lot of research and experimenting, our team decided to move … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

Free App of the Week: Screen Time

This week, I want to share Screen Time with you, which offers teachers and parents a way to control the amount of time students spend on a device. It's relatively easy to use: just set up a passcode, choose a time limit and hand it to your student. When the time runs out, the phone … Continue reading Free App of the Week: Screen Time

The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks: Random Name Generator

Do you remember in elementary school when your teacher would pull a popsicle stick out of a jar at random with a student's name on it? And that was the student who was chosen to read their story or feed the goldfish or go to recess first? Well, I still use popsicle sticks in my … Continue reading The Modern Day Popsicle Sticks: Random Name Generator

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 CalmCounter: Free Classroom Noise Level Monitor!

5 Explosive Online Classroom Timers

Sometimes counting down the time needs to be entertaining - especially at the end of a long week or when you are in the home stretch for the end of the semester. These five explosive timers help keep track of time in an engaging way: Bomb Timer Set the time and watch the fuse burn … Continue reading 5 Explosive Online Classroom Timers