EdTech Update Episode 10

Badge Comp Update 30 March 2022

New Badges, By you

There are 3 new badges on the badge page as a result of recommendations from wonderful teachers like you! Check them out and apply for the ones you have used. The badge competition is heating up. Stay tuned for an update on that.


Here is a new tool for creating digital assignments. It is similar to Class kick or TeacherMade. Now you have another option to create interactive assignments for your students to complete on their Chromebooks. In the first two minutes you will learn what Wizer.me does. Keep watching for a more in depth look at how to create activities with the platform.

Tally Marks Math for Littles

Here is an activity that asks students to count the number of items on a slide then to make tally marks for that number on the white board. This is designed for younger students. The first couple slides guide them through it then it becomes progressively more difficult as the activity proceeds. This activity was made in Google Slides. It is best when presented on a SMART board but will work fine on a plain old white board as well if you aren’t that lucky. There are 13 slides and 10 individual tallying activities.

5th Math Ninja in the Middle

Here is a very engaging math activity that will have students compare three numbers in a greater than less than 3 way template. The three numbers are pitted against each other in a Ninjutsu battle. There are 20 battles to work through that increase in difficulty as you proceed. This is designed to be completed on a SMART board but you could just as easily do this as a teacher led group activity, or even with a whiteboard marker and eraser.

Time Crisis Challenge

Time Crisis Challenge is by far the absolute best activity ever made for students to practice their skills at calculating elapsed time. This activity is also cross curricular as it uses significant events from history and science. This activity is in Google Slides and should be a class led activity on the front screen or even better on the SMART board. There is also an accompanying student handout if you would like students to record their own individual answers.