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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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Screencast-O-Matic Will Capture Your Heart … And Cast It! | Audio Review # 129

Overview Screencast-O-Matic is a screen-capture service that has a highly functional free version, and a powerful and easy subscription plan that doesn’t break the bank. If you use, or wish to use, screen capture technology, for flipping your class for example, please try this tool. You can record your screen, yourself, or both, and alternate […]

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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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Virulent Is An Infectiously Engaging Simulation | Audio Review # 126

Overview Virulent is an iTunes app simulation of virus behavior that incorporates gamification elements to engage students from grades 4-12 in exploring the microscopic world. The player becomes the “mind” of the viral invader, seeking to combat the defenses of the host in order to not only survive, but to thrive. The graphics are crisp, […]

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Time Hop Tosses Your Picture Past Back at You | Audio Review # 124

Time flies by, especially as we get older.  In fact, some study (and I am not making this up) said that once you hit 30, time accelerates at an incrementally increasing pace. The TimeHop app takes advantage of this new reality by pushing daily reminders of photos, tweets and other “stuff” that you did on […]

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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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Famous Painting App Frames European Art History With Broad Strokes| Audio Review #119

Overview Famous Paintings is an app for Androids (Google Play), but the Apple equivalent is for-cost, and not the same (iTunes App Store). I will review the Android app which allows users to examine 100 of Europe’s most famous … well, you guessed it … paintings, on Android-capable handheld devices. Concerns As a fun exercise […]

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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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OneShot Makes Tweeting Book and Article Quotes as Easy as Pie | Audio Review # 117

When I was a lot younger, I learned to read.  It has been a wonderful thing!  Thankfully I am still able to read and I even use my iPhone to do lots of reading on the Kindle app.  I also like to read articles from websites or using my Flipboard app. Once in a while […]

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