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TeacherCast App Spotlight: Portfoliyo (@portfoliyo)

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  App Spotlight, Communication Tools, Free Technology, Instant Feedback, Web Tools  /  No Comments

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Jeff sits down with educator and app developer Harsh Patel to discuss how his free parent communication tool Portfoliyo is being used to keep parents inside the educational conversation. About Portfoliyo Teachers face pressure to “Increase Family Involvement”, do more “Project Based Learning”, make “Data Driven Decisions”,  “Differentiate” for students, and “Integrate Technology” in their […]

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App Spotlight: @Turnitin

By   /  July 11, 2012  /  App Spotlight, Apps, Instant Feedback, Web Tools  /  1 Comment


Jeff sits down with Jason and Ray from Turnitin.com to discuss internet plagiarism in the classroom.       Featured Resources “Turnitin is a cloud-based solution that saves instructors time and helps students become better writers by facilitating rich, comprehensive feedback using three core tools: OriginalityCheck®: Identifies potential plagiarism by matching student work against a […]

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App Spotlight: Pear Note

By   /  July 8, 2012  /  App Spotlight, Instant Feedback, Technology in the Classroom, Web Tools  /  No Comments


Jeff sits down with the creators of the great app Pear Note from UsefulFruit. App Review: Pear Note is an app that is a must for the High School teacher or College Professor.  It is an app that records audio, video, and notes that you are taking during the class.  Pear Note even syncs up […]

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App Spotlight: eClicker (@bignerdranch)

By   /  July 8, 2012  /  App Spotlight, Instant Feedback, Web Tools  /  No Comments


Jeff sits down with the Big Nerd Ranch to talk about their app eClicker.   Developed for smartphones and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a lowcost polling solution for the classroom. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host app running on an iOS device, […]

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