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Flashcard Machine Makes Flashcards … In A Flash. Sorry For My Lack Of Imagination On This One. | Audio Review # 137

Overview Flashcard Machine is what it says, and straight forward, no nonsense, flash card generator that is free to all users, with the reality of ads, and is ad-free if one donates to the cause.  I like this business model, allowing users to choose what we wish to see. The crowd-funding nature also appeals to […]

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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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Privacy_ Dead or Alive_ _ Reflection Friday #5

When/how do we protect students in a digital world? Chris – Privacy? What is that? No, really, this is a big issue. Some of us simply throw up our hands and accept the “inevitability” of its loss. Would we be so cavalier with our freedoms, our rights? Since privacy is a right implied in the […]

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Sunrise Calendar App Brings Calm To Your Calendar Life | Audio Review # 135

Sunrise App is yet another calendar app for your mobile device or computer.  However Sunrise has a number of benefits that make it more than just your average calendar app. Pulls in all your calendars to one feed including websites like TripIt, Asana, Trello, Evernote, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Calendars, iCal and Microsoft Exchange. Has […]

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Sleep Cycle App Takes The Question, “How’d You Sleep?” To A New Level | Audio Review #134

Overview This app is all about data and analytics.  Sleep Cycle Alarm app allows you to track how well you are sleeping.  To use it you turn the app on and  place your mobile device face down on your bed and the app tracks your movement throughout the night to determine how well you are […]

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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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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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