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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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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 # 114 | P2PU, By Any Other Name, Still Smells As Sweet

Overview P2PU’s (Peer to Peer University) tagline says it all, “Playful, networked learning experiences that last. Instead of lonely, anonymous online courses, our communities sustain interest and engagement because folks build them together. We are open and welcoming in everything we do, and help folks generally feel comfy on the internet.” P2PU creates a platform […]

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Audio Review # 110 | Codine For Newbies, Candy For Pros

Overview CodeCademy is a free, online, code instruction site. Not for the graphically driven among us, CoedCademy is crunchy and serious. If you wish to learn HTML, Python, or most of the popular coding languages out there, consider CodeCademy as an excellent resource. The user sees two windows, one with the code and one with […]

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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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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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