iDig Video #38: Turn Your Classroom Into a Multi-Media Room

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Some budget conscious ideas for creating a phenomenal multi-media set up for your classroom with a projector, 100" pull down screen and audio - all for much less than you'd expect. A New Year and Final Cut X finally has an update. What are the new changes, have they fixed some of the bugs and is it worth it? Also a dynamite free app  that turns your iPhone into a document scanner and it's … [Read more...]

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE!

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The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts!  We've looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we'd like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, … [Read more...]

iDig Video #33: A Phenom New Camera and Cool Apps for Video Classes

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The iDig Video team takes a look at an exciting new camera for high school and elementary school classes. Imagine having something very close to a steadi-cam for your students!  The possibilities are incredible as to what your students can do with this tiny new device! Also we look at some very exciting new apps that fit right into a video curriculum. Show Hosts: Jonathan Furst, Jim Crawford  … [Read more...]

aRTs Roundtable 40: My Singing Monsters, Gaming in the Music Classroom

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This week on the aRTs Roundtable gaming in the music classroom. All three of us are HOOKED on My Singing Monsters app for the iPad and iPhone. A music game that we all have been obsessed with. There is a My Singing Monsters wiki where you can find how to "breed" different sound monsters and we are using mindmeister to map out our monsters. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Jennifer … [Read more...]

Educators and Developers: A New Model for Collaboration

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Editor's Note: This guest post was written by Diane Darrow, Apple Distinguished Educator and blogger at Apponomy. You can follow her on Twitter @dianedarrow.    Innovative educators have been finding ways to personalize the one-size-fits-all mentality of published materials for decades. As we break open the dreaded boxed curriculum materials at the start of every school year, our … [Read more...]

aRTs Roundtable 32: Sites and Apps for Art and Music Integration

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This week on the aRTs Roundtable about the new websites and apps we are using in art and music. Brenda and Carol talk about websites and apps that are used in the music classroom. Brenda shows Sonic Pics with kindergarten and a website, text conversation, where you can set up a virtual text conversation.  Carol discusses how to compose, yes, it is that simple, using beatwave … [Read more...]

The Backchannel #17: 4 ?, Literacy, 7 Little Words, & Skype

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This week on The BackChannel: Tweet of the Week The Digital Shift ‏@ShiftTheDigital https://twitter.com/ShiftTheDigital/status/309409314370625537 Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers https://education.skype.com/ Pinterest Justine Eddy -- Literacy Board http://pinterest.com/justmeandangus/literacy/ Blog Post 4 Guiding Questions for your IT … [Read more...]

The Backchannel #16: Rangers, Reminders, & Leaders!

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This week on The BackChannel: Tweet of the Week Skype with a YellowStone Ranger Tim Winterstein @winterstein13 Ranger Beth Pinterest Karly Walters March Lesson Plans Blog Post Educational Leaders Posted by: Michelle Baldwin APP Remind 101 https://www.remind101.com/learn_more Leave us some feedback! and if you have suggestions for The Back Channel -- please share … [Read more...]