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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 # 109 | Who Has What Lets Me Know Who Has My Stuff

Teachers are givers.  That is just what we are all about.  We give, give, give.  Sometimes, however, we want the things we give to be returned to us.  This might include classroom books, equipment, pencils or even our car. The Who Has What app helps keep loaned items organized and more likely to be returned. […]

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Audio Review # 106 | BetterLesson, we think you’d better listen to it!

Overview BetterLesson is a website that archives over 10,000 Common Core aligned lessons created by over 130 master teachers. Each lesson addresses specific Common Core standards, and veteran teachers vet each lesson. Concerns None. I often question how “expert” expert teachers are, given the motivations of the organization to legitimize itself in the eyes of […]

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Audio Review # 105 | Appear In Removes Friction from Video Conferencing

Appear In seems to fully understand that reducing friction is an important element to an apps success as the cost or functionality.  Appear.In makes connecting a video conference with up to eight people super easy and with no login required. Here is how it works: Head to their website, Appear.in Create a room with an […]

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Audio Review #104 | Pic Collage makes your photos fancy!

Overview According to Pic Collage this is “THE coolest collage maker in town!” And although I cannot agree with that definitively (because I really haven’t tried all the collage makers out there) I will say that it’s a pretty awesome app.  Like most of the best apps, Pic Collage does one thing very well and […]

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Audio Review #102 | Osmo Allows You To Interact With Physical Objects And Your iPad At The Same Time

Overview There are lots of tools out there that claim to be a “new and innovative way of using the iPad,” but when you look at them closely they are often just a modified version of what we have seen before.  The Osmo, however, is actually something truly new and innovative.  The Osmo is a […]

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Audio Review #103 | Too Noisy App Brings Noise Control To Your Classroom

Overview As I have gotten a “little” bit older, my family (mostly my daughter) remind me that my hearing is not nearly as sharp, crisp and clear as it was in the past. As a result, I find noisy situations harder to process.  My brain has a harder time filtering out conversations.  This includes working […]

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Audio Review # 99 | Vialogues Lets Anybody Start Discussions During Video

Overview Vialogues is COOL!  Let me just get that statement out of the way as I continue to describe what this super platform can do. Vialogues lets you post original or borrowed (YouTube, Vimeo) content and start a discussion with it.  The discussion takes place as you watch the video, so a timestamp is created […]

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Audio Review #98 | Tinkerbox is a Makerspace in App Form

Overview There’s been a lot of talk about makerspaces, but the problem with makerspaces is that they require space, and sometimes you just don’t have that.  Although an app will never replace an actual maker space, TinkerBox does a pretty good job.  To quote their website, “If you can imagine it, you can built it […]

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Audio Review #97 | EdMettle Let’s You Mettle With Your Student’s Soft Skills

Overview “Edmettle is a free service for teachers and students to track and leave feedback on skills like grit, initiative, perseverance, resilience, etc.”  That quote comes from the guys at Edmettle to describe their site. Think of it like Class Dojo, but recognition for other skills such as: Collaboration Grit Independent work Initiative Self-regulation Etc. […]

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