Tidbit ToolKit

Technology Tips and Tools #23

Did you know?

  1. The first ever VCR, which was made in 1956, was the size of a small piano.

Late-1970s Panasonic NV-9300 U-Matic VCR 3/4" Tape
Size: 27" Long x 9" high x 20" deep
Weight: "A Ton"
Cost New: $5,000

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Tech Term


Widget is a term used to refer to a GUI (Graphical User Interface) element or a small application that is capable of displaying information and/or allows a user to interact with an application or the operating system.

Some examples of Widgets are: buttons, check boxes, clocks, dialog boxes, forms, icons, labels, menu bars, pop-up windows, progress indicators, pull-down menus, resizable window edges, scroll bars, search boxes, tear-off menus, tiny maps, toggle switches, unit converters, visitor counters, and windows.

Just 4 Fun

The Kid Should See this

There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…

But we don’t underestimate kids around here.

Search & enjoy 2,400+ smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos in the classroom or together at home, curated by Rion Nakaya with her 5 & 8 year olds. Click play and start a conversation.

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Merriam-Webster Word Games

Word Games

Merriam-Webster Word Games is a nice collection of games that gets students thinking and improving their lexicon. There are crosswords, cryptograms, word searches, jumbles and a plethora of other brainy games.

Neo K12

Neo K12

NeoK12 is a fantastic collection of videos, arranged by subject, that have been individually reviewed by K-12 teachers. The videos are all via YouTube, all the ads have been stripped, and all related videos removed which, for an educator, is a great thing! There are also quizzes, games and puzzles as well as a cool presentation creator that helps teachers or students create presentations within the site. Also cool is the How it Works section.

Mic Note

Thank you Ms. Rochelle Cross from NMS for showing us this app.


☛Mic Note is an audio recorder + notepad, 2 in 1 tool.
☛Are you looking for a voice recorder and still want to take notes and photos in the same time? you are right here.
☛Perfect for Lectures, Meetings, Conferences, Interviews, Brainstormings, Quick Notes, To-Do Lists, Plannings and more.
☛Awesome for Work, School and Daily Life.

Desktop apps available at: http://www.micnote.audio (for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome)

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Jill Elberson

I am an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Davidson County Schools. I help teachers integrate the information and technology essential standards with instruction. I also model new technologies and provide training to the staff. I am here to help you utilize technology for enhancing instruction and engaging the students. I work closely with the media coordinator, along with support staff and other teachers to plan lessons. Let me know how I can assist you. My school assignments are Northwest Elementary, North Davidson Middle, North Davidson High, South Davidson Middle, South Davidson High, and Valley Academy.

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SCAN the QR Code to go to my Webpage

You will find all the Smore's under Tidbit ToolKit on my school webpage.