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Cargobot Teaches Valuable Programming Skills on the Downlow| Audio Review #143

With a name like Cargobot, you might think this iPad programming puzzle would be rather boring. I mean who wants to move cargo around?  Strangely enough, a lot of students do.  Especially those with an engineering mindset. You know, the ones that look at cranes for hours and wonder how they work. Cargobot is essentially […]

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With Shadow Puppet Quickly add Narration to your Photos | Audio Review #142

Overview Shadow Puppet app is one I learned about to App Ed Review (another awesome site we reviewed a few weeks back).  This app is honestly the easiest movie making app I have ever used.  You simply create a new “puppet”, select or search for the photos you want to use, click record and talk […]

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Code Combat Teaches Programming and Killing | Audio Review #141

It seems almost without exception that students LOVE to code.  Especially when there is an interactive, web based environment that provides them instant feedback. So you might want to ask why we would need to gamify a process they already love.  Well the folks at Code Combat went ahead and did that anyway.  They took […]

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Inbox Zero Could Be A Reality With These Tips and Tricks | Audio Review #140

Overview Do you agree that the above graphic is true?  I think I’d add a third type.  The person who has about 100 emails in their inbox and really really wants to get to zero, but doesn’t know how.  A few years ago the idea of “inbox zero” became popular when Merlin Mann began posting […]

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Tynker Totally Takes Students From Zero to Hero in the Programming World | Audio Review #139

Tynker is a MASSIVE suite of programming tools, lessons and projects for individuals, classrooms and entire schools. It uses a Scratch like programming interface, but guides you along the way. Students sign up as part of a classroom that you as a teacher can manage.  They then proceed through the lessons and projects that you […]

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Use Sugru to Modify Your Tech To Work For You | Audio Review #138

Overview From the Sugru website: “Our dream is to make fixing, modifying and making things easy and fun for anyone, and Sugru is our solution.”   So, this review isn’t explicitly techy.  However, I’ve used this product for a bunch of tech related issues so I decided that it should count.    Sugru is described as […]

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Mouse Locator Targets Your Mouse | Audio Review # 136

Overview This app can be downloaded onto your computer and then places a “target” symbol around your mouse so that it is easy to find and follow.  There are other versions of this app (programs like mousepose) but this one is the simplest I’ve found.  You go to the website and download the program on […]

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Movieclips.com Brings An Avalanche of Movieclip Resources To You | Audio Review # 133

MovieClips.com is a fanatcially fantastic resource for finding a zillion different movie moments from some of the best movies ever.  The site is packed with all kinds of film genres and film gems. The front page has a ton of fun suggestions including popular mashups and the clip of the day.  You can search in […]

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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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