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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Three People and 4 Definitions of Digitial Literacy| Reflection Friday #2

Chris – Digital Literacy … Just when I was closing in on the textual literacy thingy. Dang! Another form of literacy to wrestle with in the second half of my life, like I don’t have anything else to do. Seriously, though, let’s talk about this digital monster. I look toward the classic understanding of literacy […]

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