Audio Review # 88 | Plant Nanny App Motivates You To Drink Water!

Overview Plant Nanny is a new fun app that reminds me of the old Tamagotchi Digi Pets from the 90’s combined with a Chia Pet.  When you start the app you get to choose a plant that you are going to raise.  You “feed” your plant by watering it, but in order to water the […]

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Audio Review # 87 | PlaceIt Puts Your Photo On An Electronic Device

Overview Have you ever wished there was an easy way for you to place your picture into a professional setting?  Such as on a laptop or mobile device? Maybe you wished you could record a video and see it play virtually on an iPhone? Thanks to PlaceIt, you can do that! PlaceIt lets you take […]

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Audio Review # 86 | Bees and Honey builds mouse skills for your students.

Overview This is a classic game that I’ve used for years with the youngest classes I work with.  G2 and lower always have trouble using a mouse the first few times we get on the computer.  So I started integrating mouse practice into our tech curriculum.  Tvokids has a great game called “Bees and Honey” […]

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Interview #48 | Caroline Hu Flexer Tells Us All About The Amazing Apps Created By Duck Duck Moose

Today I talk with Caroline Hu Flexer CEO and Co-founder of Duck Duck Moose.  Duck Duck Moose designs and builds educational apps for kids.  Their company designs apps that are built with the creativity and out of the box thinking that we want to inspire in our students.  These apps are tested by kids and […]

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Audio Review #84 | The Answer Pad gives you instant feedback on how students are progressing

Overview The Answer Pad is a new tool that I just learned about and am excited to try with my math students.  Log on to The Answer Pad and you will be able to set up your class to take quick formative or summative quizzes to help you know if students are understanding what you […]

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Audio Review #83 | Clarify your makes instructions impossible to misunderstand.

Overview I learned about the Clarify App about two years ago but didn’t think I needed it.  I was totally wrong.  Clarify allows you to create quick “how to” pages or visually explain your edits or corrections on a layout.  I didn’t originally think I needed the app because you can do everything Clarify does […]

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Interview #47 | Sam Woodard of MathChat and The Future of Mobile Apps

Overview Today I talk with Sam Woodard the CEO and CoFounder of MathChat. Recently my interest in mobile apps and how students access them as been on the rise.  As Sam points out, smartphone penetration in the USA is at 90% and it does not appear to be on the decline anytime soon. I took […]

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Audio Review # 82 | Wicked Easy Digital Space for your Classroom in Wikispaces Classroom

Wikispaces Classroom Overview Wikispaces Classroom provides teachers with the power of wikispaces with additional structure and tools necessary to assist teachers in creating interactive web-space for their classes. Wikispaces Classroom is attractive for its intuitive ease of use, visual appeal, and staying power. A product of Wikispaces, an old favorite of mine, Wikispaces Classroom incorporates […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 85 | We Get Weird When We Are Reviewed

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss their personal learnings and articles of the week. Articles of the Week InnoCentive Blog | Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation – Open Innovation Through Culture – InnoCentive Blog Here are the “Nine Principals of Innovation” that Google lives by. This article is definitely worth the three-minute read. 4 crazy ideas from Stanford about […]

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Audio Review # 81 | Recite This Lets You Quickly Beautify and Share Your Brilliant Quotes

Overview Recite This is one of those really simple sites that you might not use a lot, but will enjoy it when you do.  It is so simple, I was not sure it was worth even reviewing.  But after playing on it for a while, I realized it is great for a specific purpose: sharing […]

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