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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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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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Adobe Slate Aids You With Awesome Design | Audio Review # 123

Adobe Slate is an easy to use and intuitive iPad app that makes telling a visual and textual story simple.  With limited menu choices and a clear workflow/path, students will quickly master the story and be up going right away. Students open up the app and have a blank slate with four choices for adding […]

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Bit Strip Should Be Your Go To Comic Making Tool | Audio Review #120

Overview A teacher at Concordia attended a class on digital literacy and learned about a tool called Bit Strips.  Apparently this has been around for awhile, but I have never heard of it and really enjoyed creating the comic above.  Bit Strip really has everything you could want in a comic making tool.  You can […]

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Dyslexie Font Makes Reading a Breeze! | Audio Review #118

Overview A parent introduced me to a new typeface that I love.  It’s called Dyslexie Font.  The typeface was created in 2008 by Christian Boer.  Boer is dyslexic and wanted to create a font that made it easier for people like him to read.  In the past few years this font has gotten a lot […]

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Audio Review # 116 | Fakebook Lets Students Create a Fake Facebook Page

Overview What we put on our Facebook home page usually involves some deep thinking about how to put our best “face” forward.  We have to represent our personalities in a few pictures, posts, interests and taglines. Now, this sort of thinking process just might be interesting if you were to apply it to a character […]

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Audio Review #115 | Touch Physics Lets Students Digitally Interact With Pushes and Pulls

Touch Physics is an iPad or Android app.  It’s designed to teach students physics through challenges that become increasingly harder the more they solve.  Each challenge requires students to apply the concepts of force and motion to solve.  In order to solve the challenges students draw shapes on the screen to cause actions.  For example […]

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Audio Review # 111 | ToDo Math Gives Kids Lots To Do In Math!

Overview Todo Math is a suite of multi-level math games.  It’s designed for early grades and is highly  engaging.  Students move through different levels of math practice in things like counting, writing numbers, tallies, and then even build into concepts of equations and number sentences. Concerns Great game at a wonderful price.  This is a […]

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Audio Review #108 | Confer & Snapfolio Help You Organize Your Anecdotal Notes.

Overview I’ve been teaching Reading and Writing Workshop for awhile now and one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is keeping anecdotal notes about my students.  I’ve tried a ton of different systems: checklists, stickers, sticky notes, clipboards, evernote, excel, even google forms… but I’ve always struggled to stick with it.  After I left the […]

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Audio Review # 107 | ClassCharts Does Not Top My Chart

Overview ClassCharts is a web service that is both an interactive seating chart and student behavior tracker. The logic of the site is that student location, both vis-à-vis the teacher and specific other students, has a significant impact on that student’s ability to focus on the content and skills being taught. This service provides longitudinal […]

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