Vol. 3 September 9-13, 2013
What's Important This Week
You might still have trouble opening pdf files from Eduphoria (like ARD paperwork). Try using Internet Explorer as your browser to view paperwork. Eduphoria is working on this issue but it hasn't been resolved yet.
Thank you for your patience as we fight the back to school technology battles. Hopefully improvements this weekend will make the printers function more smoothly and will make Moodle faster!
Still having trouble with printers? Be sure you put in a help ticket so we can track the issues!
App of the Week- AudioBoo
AudioBoo is a free sound recording app. Here is how to use it successfully with kids. The teacher should go to audioboo.fm on a computer and create an account. Choose an easy password to remember. When the kids come in, direct them to the app on the device, and give them your login. This way, their "boos" (recordings) will all be saved under your account. Have them name their "boos" with their first name and last initial, and a word that describes your assignment (for example Kim H. poem). After class, change your password. You can then login to the web site and see a list of all the sound recordings in your account! Have students orally respond to a question, read a poem, play some music with their instrument, sing a solo...the possibilities are endless.
Is this app available on school devices? Yes, this app is on all iPads and iPods that we have at both VMS and CTE
Is there an Android version? Yes, and it's free.
I noticed Ms. Stephens has done this in Tech Apps. Way to go Ms. Stephens!