Techie Tidbit Tuesday

December 15, 2015

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Tool of the Week - Audioboom

Audioboom is a website and an application for iOS and Android which allows users to listen to, record and share sound files.

Have your students record themselves reading a book by using the FREE Audioboom app. Teach your students to...

  • Read with expression.
  • Read with a voice that sometimes goes up and sometimes goes down.
  • Read smoothly.
  • Don't read so fast that the listener can't understand what they are reading.
  • Don't read s l o w l y or word-for-word like a robot.
  • Read groups of words together to sound like talking.

If you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can turn that sound file into a QR code, print it out and attach to the corresponding book.

Tip of the Week - Award Maker

Award Maker is a free and easy way to print out certificates for your students!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on School templates on left tool bar.
  3. Browse to find desired template.
  4. Click on Download.
  5. The downloaded file will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  6. Enter in text.
  7. Print.

Teacher Spotlight

Research has found that kids who learn coding and programming logic are better problem solvers, have stronger analytical reasoning skills, and become more involved, inquisitive learners that have a drive to construct knowledge.

Congratulations to the following Miss May Vernon teachers who participated in the Hour of Code for Computer Science Week! ** Come see me for a jeans pass to use in 2016!! **

(keep this up and we'll be wearing jeans till May)

Teresa Atkins

Terry Callaway

Ashlea Cain

Cheri Froehling

Kristen Jacobs

Merrill Redfern

Tiffany Smith

Donna Wylie

Computer coding doesn't have to be limited to Computer Science Week! Continue the teaching and learning at

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About the Author

Mrs. Redfern is a Library Media Specialist and iCoach for Miss May Vernon Elementary in Royse City.