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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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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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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 # 113 | Periscope Let’s You Live Stream Your Life to Twitter

Overview Twitter recently purchased and released the Periscope mobile app.  Like its competitor Meerkat, Periscope lets you stream long form video directly from your phone to the world. It is linked into your Twitter account;  your contacts will get a tweet from you when you turn on the video stream. People interact with it by […]

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Audio Review #112 | RefME Makes Citations As Easy As Taking A Picture

Overview RefME is the next generation research tool that makes building works cited and bibliographies for research impressively easy. So, what makes RefME special compared to EasyBib, Son of Citation, and any of half a dozen other citation automaters? First, RefME takes advantage of working on computers, iPhones, and Android devices. RefME stores your various […]

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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 #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 # 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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