Audio Review # 52 | Easily create beautiful iBooks!

Overview This is a powerful app for creating books on your tablet.  There are lots of these out there, but this is my current favorite. Students can draw, write, and even add video, photos and audio to their writing and then publish their books.  The books are published in an ePub format and so you […]

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Audio Review # 51 | Blog Photo Up App makes it quick and easy to post your photos on your blog.

Overview My favorite things about cell phones today vs. a few years ago is the camera.  I’ve honestly stopped using my old point and shoot and always use my phone now and the quality of my pictures is far better.  As a teacher I find that I take more photos than used to as well […]

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Audio Review # 49 | Google Translate App Upgrade Includes Real Time Conversation Translation

Overview The Google Translate App for iOS and Android has always been a useful little app.  Living in China, I use it to translate strange text messages I receive on my phone. Just this month, Google has released a HUGE update to the app.  You can now use it as an automated translator for conversations. […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 78 | This Will Revolutionize Education!

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss their personal learnings and articles of the week. Articles of the Week “This Will Revolutionize Education!” youtube.com Veritasium, YouTube science dude extraordinaire, blows away a greater deal of the smoke concerning technology and education. His discovery? All good teaching is, at its heart, relational. Kids learn and work for teachers who care. 20 tips […]

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Audio Review # 48 | Annotary puts database researchers on notice

Overview Annotary is a highlighting, bookmarking, sharing, research tool that captures web-based content for examination and dissemination. If you conduct web-based research, this tool is for you. Concerns My concern centers on the need to teach students effective research skills. I have no concerns for the site other than that it may not be used […]

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Audio Review # 47 | Create Powerful Cartoon like Videos with Powtoons

Overview Toss out PowerPoint and Keynote and use Powtoons for your presentations.  Powtoons offers a wide variety of sounds, graphics, text objects and characters to create fantastic, cartoon like animations you can save, download and/or upload to YouTube.  The interface is really strong and well designed. Concerns It has a long learning curve and you […]

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Audio Review # 46 | Green Screen App makes creating green screen videos easier than ever.

Overview Sometimes we get really stuck with having students do presentations in the same way over and over.  But using the green screen allows you to have students actually “step into” their presentation and present like they are really there.  This is a simple, but powerful app that can allow you to do that.  All […]

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Audio Review # 45 | BHL Card Generator Makes Fantasy Card Generation Simple

Overview Big Huge Lab’s free trading card generator allows the user to create any number of playing cards, offering background style choices, a few card-game inspired graphics, and the ability to include any image and text that one wants. Concerns No concerns here. This offering is almost limitless in its applications, leaving it up to […]

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Audio Review # 44 | Ed Tech Teacher Tools Toss Tips to Teachers

EdTechTeacher’s Tools Page Overview EdTechTeacher’s website is a bounty of curated resources, learning opportunities, and active communities of teachers all seeking the best for their students.  The tools page is particularly of note. Here, you will find teaching resources segregated by academic subject, topics, and learning activity. This page, like so much of what EdTechTeacher […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 77 | The Show That Has No Name

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss their personal learnings and articles of the week. Articles of the Week This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege buzzfeed.com Sometimes, the simplest technologies teach the most profound lessons. Even we tech geeks know this. Why Change Management Fails | Psychology Today psychologytoday.com Most change management programs initiated by leaders in […]

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