Archive | February, 2012

APP Review: NOTION Notation and Composition APP

By Mark T. Burke Notion for iPad is one of those APPS that just feels good. No, actually, it feels GREAT.  The graphics are excellent, the UI is intuitive, the work flow, well, works, and the output is fantastic. There you have it, my shortest APP review ever 🙂 Maybe I’ll add a bit more. […]

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The Gallup Poll: ALMOST Half Say Better Teaching is Better…ALMOST half!

By Mark T. Burke Almost half?  ALMOST half of the respondents said they thought a better teacher, who taught online trumped a less effective teacher teaching face to face.  ALMOST HALF of us said better teaching was better?  WHAT?  Better teaching IS better..period…right?   After reviewing a great student Prezi presentation, made available on Twitter by […]

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APP Review: Dr. Seuss Band for Elementary Music

By Mark T. Burke I learned of Dr. Seuss Band from the Technology in Music Education Blog, by Dr. Christopher Russell. While I’ve struggled to figure out the main musical objective of the APP, I keep finding myself “playing” it.  I say playing because this APP is really a game. The beauty of the APP […]

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EYE About to Launch! It’s Red Carpet Time

By Mark T. Burke Introduction:  In addition to my work at viaAcademies, I’ve been working on a long term project around youth entrepreneurial education.  While not an offering of viaAcademies, I wanted to share this update with everyone. Ensuring our communities remain strong means we need to foster creativity and innovation in all areas of […]

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APP Review: Rover, FLASH Browser for iPad

Mark T. Burke News FLASH….iPad FLASH Browser Review…ROVER. I’ll just say this…I think it is fantastic.  Rover, as demonstrated in my video below allows iPad users to access FLASH content.  As you’ll see in the video, accessing content through an LMS is no problem for Rover.  Articulate developers…for sure check out Rover. Now, on to […]

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APP Review: Headspace Mind Mapping 3D

By Mark T. Burke I’ve been searching through Mind-Mapping APPs looking for one that really stands out.  Mind Mapping to me is very different than note taking.  Some APPs are claiming to deliver mind-mapping disguised as note taking.  I have a rather traditional view of mind-mapping in that I like mind-maps that are text based.  […]

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eSchool News on Flipped Classrooms: Great Video Interviews

By Mark T. Burke I came across this great eSchool News article and video on Flipped Classrooms. A first-hand look inside a flipped classroomGlobal open house exposes the ‘flipped learning’ approach to the public If you would like to learn more, check out my three part series on Flipped Classrooms. Part 1Part 2Part 3 Are […]

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Swimming in the EdTech Shareflow Stream, End Games Needed

By Mark T. Burke Staying connected means each day I receive tons of suggestions on new #edtech. Each morning before I really wake up, I spend about an hour swimming through the blue waters of the “shareflow.”  Today was different though. While floating along, I hit something.  I was knocked off course and sent to […]

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APP Review: MadPad HD

By Mark T. Burke W-A-I-T AAAAA M-I-N-U-T-E….this is simply AWESOME!  If you’ve not been following APPs, then start with MadPad HD.  Once you’ve tried this APP, you’ll be ruined for life…seriously, it’s that good. Here are two demos: This APP is seriously addictive.  Within the highlighted videos there is one by a user named Buckleit, […]

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Making All Music World Music Project

By Mark T. Burke Announcement:  viaEdTechnologies (parent company of viaAcademies), RantNetwork and BLaST IU 17 are teaming up on “Making All Music World Music”, a project to unite music classrooms globally with the aid of the Communilator Language Translation APP for iPad.  The project is designed to unite students in several schools in Central Pennsylvania […]

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