Podcast episode 47 – Mozilla Popcorn! – November 15, 2012

 

Another awesome podcast. What can I say we are on fire this week. Check out the agenda below and leave a comment.

  1. Tony’s post about a unified calendar system.
  2. Reviews on Meograph& Mozilla’s PopcornMaker (it’ll be up this afternoon)
    1. http://www.meograph.com
      1. Making stories in a different way
      2. Ideas for improvement?
      3. How can it be used across the curriculum
    2. https://popcorn.webmaker.org/
      1. enhancing online media
      2. presenting it
      3. ease of use
  3. Dr. Gary Stager’s question about web2.0 why are there so few, if any, demands being made for evidence of Web 2.0′s efficacy in schools?– the post is titled Accountability and is very short
    1. Are web 2.0 tools going to fade away?
    2. Are teachers really justified in being frustrated by their peers who don’t use these tools?
    3. How transformative are the tools themselves?
  4. iPhone app of the week – Quizlet
  5. How can schools use technology to improve meetings -video conference
    1. agenda ahead of time
    2. optional meetings
    3. recording meetings?

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iPhone app of the week – Quizlet

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In the past I’ve talked about how great Quizlet is but there hasn’t been an official app. Well sometime this year that changed and Quizlet now has an iOS app. While you still will need the actual website to create classes or cards you can still view all the cards that are out there and learn and play the scatter game. It is quite impressive, simple and slick. It supports images and sound (how about that). If you even think about using Quizlet you need this app. You can get it here for free.

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iPhone App of the Week – A+ FlashCards Pro

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The iPhone App this week is A+ FlashCards Pro (99 cents). Now this is a great App. It is simple, easy to use and gets right to the point. Here is what you can do with this quality app. You can make your own flash cards, import them from iTunes (from other users who have made their own) or you can tap into the mother of all flashcards website: Quizlet and download from the tens of thousands of user submitted flashcards. Not only can you download but you can also add and share them to others as well. The app itself is simple. You load the flashcards and as you swipe from card to card you tell the app if you know it, don’t know it or if you’re unsure. There are a bunch of options when it comes to viewing the flashcards as well. Check out the images below.

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