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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 #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 # 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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