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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 #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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Audio Review # 96 | TurnItIn Makes Turning in Your Assignment a Moment of Anxiety … Or Maybe Not!

Overview Turnitin is an online “originality” checker (read: plagiarism checker) and feedback system that everyone is education seems already to know of. While other plagiarism checkers are out there, none have the user base (1.6+ million educators), or the rich feedback system, than TurnItIn has. TurnItIn allows teachers to grade, comment, and highlight student work, […]

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Audio Review #95 | Readability Makes Reading off the Web a More Enjoyable Experience.

Overview I’m going to let Readability speak for themselves, “Readability is a free reading platform that aims to deliver a great reading experience wherever you are, and to provide a system to connect readers to the writers they enjoy.”  Essentially what their site does is that it takes articles from the web and cleans them […]

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Audio Review # 90 | Weebly Will Not Wobble, nor will it fall down

Overview Weebly is a free web hosting service that allows teaches and students to build attractive, surprisingly sophisticated websites by the use of their walk-through upon setting up an account, and an engine built around a highly effective drag-and-drop design. If you have heard of WordPress, then you understand what Weebly is. So what sets […]

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Audio Review #93 | Twitter Now Allows You to Tweet Video and Photos From Your Phone!

Overview I think basically everyone knows about twitter now, but you may not know that twitter has recently come out with a new feature that makes tweeting more fun.  You can now tweet video!  You have to have the app on your mobile device to make this work but all you need to do is […]

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Audio Review # 92 | EverySlide Encourages Everyone to Interact With Your Slide Deck

Overview EverySlide is a wonderful service that lets you upload your presentation and easily share it with people in your audience. Ok, no big deal a lot of companies do that, but this has some extra twists to it.  After uploading the presentation a link is generated that you share with your audience members.  As […]

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Audio Review # 89 | Dream Box Learning Provides Adaptive Online Math Learning

Overview I don’t know if you’d agree, but I think that the hardest thing about teaching is trying to effectively differentiate so that you meet all the different needs in your room.  It’s so hard to know how to tailor the curriculum for your room and to adjust that with each new concept and topic […]

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Audio Review # 87 | PlaceIt Puts Your Photo On An Electronic Device

Overview Have you ever wished there was an easy way for you to place your picture into a professional setting?  Such as on a laptop or mobile device? Maybe you wished you could record a video and see it play virtually on an iPhone? Thanks to PlaceIt, you can do that! PlaceIt lets you take […]

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