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BrainPOP is one of our favorite #edtech tools. In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. The content is carefully mapped to the Common Core and while there is a paid subscription, BrainPOP also offers FREE resources.
Mahalo for supporting The KS UNconference, BrainPOP!
A BIG Mahalo to Nearpod for supporting The KS UNconference! With Nearpod, easily create lessons in minutes for your next class. Import files (pdf, ppt, jpg) or Google slides and add interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep your students engaged in their learning.
Watch this two minute overview of how Nearpod works below:
If you’re a life long learner, chances are Edutopia is one of your favorite resources. Their vision is of a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race.
Not only does Edutopia share incredible, inspiring resources, but they are loyal supporters of UNconferences, also known as edcamps. UNconferences improve education! Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD and Why Edcamp are two of my favorite posts about Unconferences via the Edutopia Blog.
Nearly 40% of students today suffer from testing unease, which can negatively impact their scores more than a full letter grade. Class Compete helps students overcome these hurdles by practicing test questions, learning time, pressure and anxiety management skills, all through the use of learning games.
Mahalo, Class Complete for supporting The KS UNconference!
Mahalo to OtterBox for supporting our KS UNconference! On a personal note, when I recently purchased new phones for my kids I didn’t purchase the insurance. Instead, I bought OtterBox cases for each of them. The products are excellent for mobile devices!
BoomWriter is another one of the #KSUNCON fabulous sponsors! Their mission is to immerse students, teachers, parents and administrators in an interactive learning experience, both in and beyond the classroom. BoomWriter is easy to use and allows teachers to collaboratively create a published paperback book with the entire class. Learn more by watching the video below.
Mahalo nui to our only local sponsor, Big City Diner! At Big City Diner, the professional staff is committed to providing guests with EXCEPTIONAL FOOD QUALITY. Senior Executive Chef Dennis Franks along with their team of local chefs, cooks and staff continually evaluate Big City Diner’s food offerings to ensure quality and to meet the demand of local and international visitors alike.
Whether eating in, or taking out, there’s no finer diner, than BIG CITY Diner!
Create a fun learning game in minutes with KAHOOT!, made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!
But it’s not just about the games. Checkout the Kahoot Masterclass for ideas to really level up the way you use it in your classroom! A preview of the masterclass can be viewed below.
Mahalo, KAHOOT! for supporting #KSUNCON!
Chromville is an app which brings children’s coloring to 3D life with augmented reality, and lets them use their creations in on-screen games. It’s aim is to encourage children into early exploration, and discovery of a true professional vocation using creativity and imagination. Mahalo, Chromville for sponsoring The KS UNconference!