The Magnet Maker Makes Word Sorts Digital | Audio Review #132

Overview We use Words Their Way as our spelling program here at Concordia, and although I really like the program, I always found the logistics of it somewhat complicated.  If you aren’t familiar with Words Their Way, the program is based on students learning spelling patterns by sorting lists of words into groups.  It’s fun, […]

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Codemonkey Is Javascript Tutorial For Elementary Students | Audio Review # 131

Codemonkey is a web based programming tutorial.  It is a detailed, gamified instructional tool to teach basic javascript programming.  Students are placed in a visually appealing environment with a monkey and some bananas.  The monkey has various tasks to do and the students program the monkey to complete the tasks.  Mistakes mean the monkey does […]

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Adding To The Digital Data Dump | Reflection Friday #4

Now that we have the ability to produce content should we?  Who wants to hear what you are saying anyway?  Should students?   Michael- A wise man, Michael Lambert, once told me that students MUST become producers of content and not just consumers.  The reality is that in today’s media literate world, and I have […]

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The Knotted Line Attempts To Unravel The Complex Interplay Of Power And Freedom As Themes In US History | Audio Review # 130

Overview The Knotted Line is an ambitious effort to build a timeline of American History that brings to light complex relationships and parallels between and among seemingly unrelated events. Knotted Line manages to pull off this work of art by viewing history through the related prisms of freedom and power. To use this timeline is […]

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Screencast-O-Matic Will Capture Your Heart … And Cast It! | Audio Review # 129

Overview Screencast-O-Matic is a screen-capture service that has a highly functional free version, and a powerful and easy subscription plan that doesn’t break the bank. If you use, or wish to use, screen capture technology, for flipping your class for example, please try this tool. You can record your screen, yourself, or both, and alternate […]

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These Common Core Math Wikispaces Help You Assess The Standrads | Audio Review # 128

Overview I’m not someone who hates standards.  There are definitely those people out there, but I’m actually a true nerd and kind of enjoy that standards exist.  I like that they guide my instruction and help me to know if I’m on track.  That said, I sometimes find standards incredibly hard to understand.  Sometimes the […]

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Curation Cures Your Need To Check Out Every Edtech Resource | Reflection Friday #3

Chris – Curation sounds like a healing art, and perhaps it is. But I must say that with a caveat. In the spring of 2015 the world generates of 56,000 tweets every 10 … seconds. That’s right, 10 seconds! Over 30,000 hours of video is watch on Youtube in those same 10 seconds. No one […]

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Gibbon Helps You Swing Into Developing Content Playlists for Your Students | Audio Review # 127

Gibbon lets people like you develop a playlist of web-based resources to share with your friends, students, team or maybe even your parents. You can link to anything on the web including video, graphics, infographics, articles or a plain old website. Students, and that includes anybody who views your page, click through the chapters you […]

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Virulent Is An Infectiously Engaging Simulation | Audio Review # 126

Overview Virulent is an iTunes app simulation of virus behavior that incorporates gamification elements to engage students from grades 4-12 in exploring the microscopic world. The player becomes the “mind” of the viral invader, seeking to combat the defenses of the host in order to not only survive, but to thrive. The graphics are crisp, […]

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U.S. Presidents Commits A Misdemeanor | Audio Review # 125

Overview U.S. Presidents, an Android and Kindle app, is a flashcard-style quiz and learning tool. The information is rather shallow, dealing almost entirely with lower-order thinking skills such as identification and recall. If a teacher has as a learning objective that children memorize the presidents, then download and run with it. If, on the other […]

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