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Time Hop Tosses Your Picture Past Back at You | Audio Review # 124

Time flies by, especially as we get older.  In fact, some study (and I am not making this up) said that once you hit 30, time accelerates at an incrementally increasing pace. The TimeHop app takes advantage of this new reality by pushing daily reminders of photos, tweets and other “stuff” that you did on […]

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Adobe Slate Aids You With Awesome Design | Audio Review # 123

Adobe Slate is an easy to use and intuitive iPad app that makes telling a visual and textual story simple.  With limited menu choices and a clear workflow/path, students will quickly master the story and be up going right away. Students open up the app and have a blank slate with four choices for adding […]

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Three People and 4 Definitions of Digitial Literacy| Reflection Friday #2

Chris – Digital Literacy … Just when I was closing in on the textual literacy thingy. Dang! Another form of literacy to wrestle with in the second half of my life, like I don’t have anything else to do. Seriously, though, let’s talk about this digital monster. I look toward the classic understanding of literacy […]

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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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 #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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