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Saturday, April 23, 2016

STUDENT App/Extension Reviews

These past two weeks we have been focusing on digital literacy in our Digital Citizenship class.  We tested our knowledge by completing four modules on this site: https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/ and then had to show our improvement if we incorrectly answered more than two items.  This proved challenging, but we worked hard and our newly acquired skills will prove helpful as we move through the rest of the course work.  There are two culminating activities in this unit and we have finished the first one, which was a blog post that served as an app/extension review.  We used the rubric below to analyze our chosen app/extension.  No two students could review the same app/extension, so we learned about 26 apps and extensions! (FTW: I even learned more about several of these apps/extensions!)   This exercise provides the students with real world skills of analyzing, critiquing and formulating a review.  In the digital world, people write reviews all the time.  Learning how to write them in a useful manner can help us become digital leaders.  Here are the student app/extension reviews;

Hannah reviews: PushBullet: http://hannah1516.blogspot.com/

Lexi reviews Memrisehttp://alexiagillette1516.blogspot.com/

Ally reviews Calmly Letter: http://ally1516.blogspot.com/ 

Brenden reviews Explee: http://brenden1516.blogspot.com/

Gulia reviews Animoto: http://gulia1516.blogspot.com/ 

Shane reviews Tweetdeck: http://shane1516.blogspot.com/

YuNing reviews Instagram: http://yuning1516.blogspot.com/ 

Jenna reviews DuoLingo: http://jenna1516.blogspot.com/

Jil reviews StumbleUpon: http://jilianne1516.blogspot.com/

Corey reviews PowToon: http://coreyf1516.blogspot.com/

Brandi reviews Memo Notepad http://brandigaylord.blogspot.com/ 

Dan reviews Tick Tickhttp://dan1516.blogspot.com/ 

Cherish reviews Eduzzle: http://cherish1516.blogspot.com/ 

Brian reviews GroupMe: http://bjh1516.blogspot.com/

Kylie reviews Moovly: http://kylie1516.blogspot.com/

Griffin reviews Vine: http://griffin1516.blogspot.com/

Bri reviews Emaze: http://brianna1516.blogspot.com/

Travis reviews Pinteresthttp://tmac1516.blogspot.com/ 

Hannah reviews Readability: http://hannahpalmer1516.blogspot.com/

Val reviews Sticky Notes: http://valpalmeri1516.blogspot.com/

Kara reviews Quizlet: http://karapochkar.blogspot.com/

Meaghan reviews PowToon: http://meaghan1516.blogspot.com/

Ashley reviews The Homework App: http://ashley1516.blogspot.com/

Meghan reviews Bitmoji: http://meghan1516.blogspot.com/2016/04/bitmoji-review.html

Lexi reviews YouTube: http://alexiswanchisen.blogspot.com/ 


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. I learned that there's an Instagram extension for Chrome. That's very neat.

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    1. They did an excellent job of coming up with apps/extensions! I was excited to learn from them!

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  2. This is great! We're going 1-1 next year in our ms, so this would be a great way to have kids learn about new apps and extensions!

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  3. This is great! We're going 1-1 next year in our ms, so this would be a great way to have kids learn about new apps and extensions!

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  4. This is great. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. Thanks! It also allows for the students to choose the apps/extensions that work best for them!

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