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App  Review  Sites  and App  Curation  Sites From  User brooks_jones DavidBFox timdemeter brooks_jones Julia_Brannon theipodteacher iPad_storytime brooks_jones theipodteacher roxiemunro brooks_jones drawbeard brooks_jones roxiemunro brooks_jones TeachersApps iPad_storytime brooks_jones DavidBFox brooks_jones tankandbear DavidBFox KarenNemethEdM brooks_jones brooks_jones roxiemunro TeachersApps roxiemunro iPad_storytime DavidBFox roxiemunro KarenNemethEdM brueckj23 brooks_jones KarenNemethEdM roxiemunro KarenNemethEdM brooks_jones tankandbear brueckj23 KarenNemethEdM Tweet Time Who  is  out  there  ready  for  #storyappchat  tonite?  Show  of  hands? Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:01:31  +0000 I'm  here!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:02:26  +0000 @brooks_jones  I'm  back,  sorry  for  the  lengthy  absence.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:02:35  +0000 @timdemeter  @DavidBFox  Great  to  have  you  both  for  #storyappchat  tonite! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:03:06  +0000 RT  @iPad_storytime:  App  Reviews  Vs  App  Curation  ...  join  us  on  for  @#storyappchat  in  5  min!   http://t.co/2L9eW24jtI  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:03:11  +0000 JonSmith  here.    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:03:31  +0000 I'm  here,  tweeting  from  a  hotel  again.  Off  to  meet  the  @OceanhouseMedia  team  on  Tues  to   say  hi  in  Encinatas  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:04:11  +0000 @Julia_Brannon  @iPad_storytime  @theipodteacher  Great  to  see  all  of  you  for  tonite's   #storyappchat! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:04:26  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Just  spent  the  weekend  in  a  hotel.  Glad  to  be  home.    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:05:03  +0000 Hi  guys...looking  forward  to  an  interesting  dialogue.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:06:09  +0000 @roxiemunro  Nice  to  have  you  with  us  for  #storyappchat  tonite,  Roxie! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:06:34  +0000 Hey  everybody  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:07:19  +0000 @drawbeard  Hi  there,  Adam!  Glad  you  could  join  us  for  #storyappchat  tonite. Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:08:09  +0000 @drawbeard  Nice  to  "see"  you  here!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:09:06  +0000 Our  topic  for  tonite's  #storyappchat  is  App  Review  Sites  and  App  Curation  Sites.  Anybody   want  to  share  some  of  their  experiences  with  them? Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:09:07  +0000 What  about  review  sites  run  by  educators?  TWA  would  like  to  be  considered.   http://t.co/gZln1fLuUD      #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:09:18  +0000 @theipodteacher  It's  always  nice  to  get  home.  I  miss  my  reliable  wifi  when  hosting  a  chat   from  a  hotel  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:09:29  +0000 @TeachersApps  Fabulous!  Thanks  for  chiming  in!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:09:57  +0000 @TeachersApps  Good  point!  I  love  your  site!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:10:04  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  What  about  review  sites  run  by  educators?  TWA  would  like  to  be   considered.http://t.co/gZln1fLuUD      #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:10:12  +0000 @tankandbear,  signing  in  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:10:58  +0000 We  had  great  luck  with  review  sites  when  our  first  app  came  out.  I've  heard  it's  much  harder   now:  have  to  wait  in  line  or  pay  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:11:00  +0000 Wait  till  you  see  what  a  negative  nellie  I'll  be  on  tonight's  topic  ;)    #storyappchat  #ecetechchat   #eetcconf Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:11:19  +0000 @tankandbear  Hi  there,  thanks  for  joining  us  for  #storyappchat  tonite! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:11:23  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Yikes,  Karen,  like  what?  Glad  to  see  you  for  #storyappchat  anyhow! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:11:57  +0000 @DavidBFox  Do  you  think  web  app  review  sites  still  have  the  influence  they  did  a  couple   years  ago?  (I  hope  so!)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:12:36  +0000 @brooks_jones  Thank  you,  glad  to  be  part  of  the  conversation.    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:12:37  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Yikes  times  two!  Why,  Karen?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:13:11  +0000 We  talked  a  lot  about  the  need  for  more  curation  at  the  workshop  I  did  for  librarians  ...  and   trustworthy  review  sources.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:13:42  +0000 @roxiemunro  No  idea.  The  bigger  ones,  definitely.  We  always  figured  that  even  the  small   ones  were  added  exposure.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:13:56  +0000 @TeachersApps  Great  to  hear  from  you!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:14:05  +0000 @roxiemunro  From  perspective  of  most  early  childhood  ed  teachers,  reviews  -­‐even  curation   sites  can  be  more  trouble  than  help  #Storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:14:22  +0000 Another  educator  run  review  site  is  @iear.  I've  been  involved  in  that  community  since  it   started.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:14:41  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Can  you  elaborate?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:14:59  +0000 @roxiemunro  The  big  question  parents  DON'T  ask  but  tchers  MUST  ask:  How  will  this  app  fit   MY  curriculum  #Storyappchat  #ecetechchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:15:08  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Why  is  that?  That  curation  sites  don't  help?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:15:32  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  #storyappchat  In  other  words,  parents  are  happy  if  app  teaches  'math'   or  'literacy'  but  tchrs  have  to  show  match  with  curric Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:15:48  +0000 @brueckj23  Hi  and  welcome  to  #storyappchat  tonite!  Glad  you  could  make  it  :) Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:16:15  +0000 is  there  sense  among  the  group  which  review  sites,  carry  the  most  weight  in  influencing   parents  to  purchase  your  app.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:16:27  +0000 Developing  concise,  accurate  and  appropriate  review  guidelines  is  a  challenge  when   managing  multiple  reviewers  for  a  site.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:16:34  +0000 #storyappchat  somebody  could  really  do  well  with  site  that  curates  w/  alignments  to  state   standards  or  preK  curricula  #ecetechChat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:16:40  +0000
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@KarenNemethEdM  Wouldn't  any  info  re  the  app  be  helpful?  Or  is  it  that  the  reviewers   aren't  discriminating.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:16:55  +0000 #storyappchat  And  teachers  often  say  in  my  workshops  they  just  don't  have  time  to  read  all   these  reviews  -­‐  and  limited  budget  to  try  apps Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:17:22  +0000 @roxiemunro  #storyappchat  That's  the  problem  -­‐  "any  info"  OK  for  parents,  not  enough  for   teachers  who  must  account  for  specific  skills Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:18:38  +0000 RT  @brueckj23:  Another  educator  run  review  site  is  @iear.  I’ve  been  involved  in  that   community  since  it  started.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:19:22  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  So  what  would  be  most  helpful?  App  listings  organized  by  CCSS?  Free   downloadable  lesson  plans?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:19:27  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  But  w/print  bks  there  are  also  many  reviews.  And  for  one  print  bk  cost   you  can  buy  5-­‐8  apps.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:19:31  +0000 #storyappchat  the  state  standards  and  Head  Start  standards  are  different  from  each  other  -­‐   would  be  great  to  line  up  with  standards Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:19:49  +0000 RT  @KarenNemethEdM:  @roxiemunro  The  big  question  parents  DONT  ask  but  tchers  MUST   ask:  How  will  this  app  fit  MY  curriculum    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:19:55  +0000  @roxiemunro  I  know  you  are  talking  logic,  but  teachers  are  a.)  uncomfortable  w/  tech  and   b.)  overworked  -­‐  feel  more  stressed    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:20:50  +0000 RT  @KarenNemethEdM:  #storyappchat  somebody  could  really  do  well  with  site  that  curates   w/  alignments  to  state  standards  or  preK  curricula  #ecetechChat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:21:09  +0000  @Julia_Brannon  So  do  app  devs  need  to  list  all  the  curriculum  that  their  apps  MAY  fit?   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:21:35  +0000 @roxiemunro  I  think  it's  easier  w/  ebooks  because  tchrs  are  familiar,  can  use  them  like  any   storybook  ##storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:21:47  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  I  heard  same  from  librarians  in  our  workshop  last  month  about  book   apps.  I  think  it's  even  tougher  for  edapps.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:21:49  +0000 RT  @brueckj23:  Another  educator  run  review  site  is  @iear.  I've  been  involved  in  that   community  since  it  started.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:22:12  +0000 @roxiemunro  I  think  if  app  devs  partnered  with  educators  to  add  some  info  to  description-­‐ how  it  fits  certain  curr  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:23:13  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Right.  Ebooks  are  mostly  the  same  as  the  print  books.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:23:15  +0000 Many  app  developers  are  so  busy  developing  that  they  don't  realize  that  they  need  to  align  to   #CommonCore    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:23:34  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Many  app  developers  are  so  busy  developing  that  they  don't  realize  that   they  need  to  align  to  #CommonCore    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:23:45  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  I’m  tired  of  teacher  â€˜Yeah,  buts…’  We  all  need  more  time.   Teachers  need  to  B  1s  finding  how  app  fits,  not  devs  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:24:47  +0000 #storyappchat  Also,  if  description  says  'this  app  teaches  X  skill  as  required  for  Standard  A  in   these  states'  make  it  easier  to  buy/fund Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:25:31  +0000 Just  attended  a  PW  (Publishers  Weekly)  talk  re  CCSS  on  Wed  -­‐  the  print/trade  bk  publishers   don't  know  how  to  deal  w/CC!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:25:37  +0000 @brueckj23  Uh  oh  -­‐  Yeah,  but...  those  tchrs  are  not  only  your  customers,  they  influence   parent  buyers  too,  right?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:13  +0000 @roxiemunro  Good  opportunity  for  app  devs  to  take  the  lead  then!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:13  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @roxiemunro  Good  opportunity  for  app  devs  to  take  the  lead  then!   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:27  +0000  @brueckj23  The  apps  that  align  to  #commoncore  &  include  a  curriculum  &  do  it  well  are  the   ones  that  will  get  dwnloads  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:33  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  @roxiemunro  I  agree  ...  the  book  apps  may  be  easier  to  deal  with  and   there  are  fewer  of  them  overall.  #storyappchat  (cont) Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:51  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Yes.  In  a  perfect  world.  But  it  is  a  complex  job.  Pubs  need  staff   dedicated/assigned  to  it!    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:26:59  +0000 #storyappchat  a  little  research  and  updated  descriptions  could  go  a  LLLOOOOONNG  way  on   this  idea Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:27:12  +0000 RT  @roxiemunro:  @KarenNemethEdM  Yes.  In  a  perfect  world.  But  it  is  a  complex  job.  Pubs   need  staff  dedicated/assigned  to  it!    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:27:21  +0000 Not  convinced  other  edus  can  adequately  determine  how  any  app  fit  in  curriculum  for   another  T.  All  kids  have  different  needs.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:27:58  +0000 @roxiemunro  @KarenNemethEdM  (cont)  App  Store  Metrics  http://t.co/agFGlyk8FC   education  nearly  2x  size  of  books  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:28:17  +0000 @roxiemunro  #storyappchat  Yes  -­‐  and  many  print  publishers  are  doing  exactly  that  -­‐  so  you   don't  want  to  fall  behind  http://t.co/cO9DbGeqNM Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:28:46  +0000

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@brueckj23   Agreed.  That's  what  makes  a  teacher's  ability  to  search  for  and  review  even  more  important.   Willingness  to  work.    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:29:38  +0000 @brueckj23    Question  is,  is  it  our  job  to  determine  this  re  each  state/age  group  etc.  Maybe   we  DO  need  a  middleman/curator.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:29:42  +0000 @brueckj23  And  that's  exactly  what  I  say  in  workshops!  What  works  for  one  tchr,  one  kid   won't  work  for  another!  Is  tricky!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:29:48  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  My  guess  is  Ts  uncomfortable  w/  tech  and  making  excuses  about  time   are  actually  not  buying  or  recommending.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:30:01  +0000 @roxiemunro  but  maybe  you  can  meet  halfway  -­‐  narrow  the  choices  for  tchrs,  and  expect   them  to  make  better  choices  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:30:24  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Karen,  would  do  you  think  this  is  problem  mostly  for  US  educators  using   common  core?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:30:31  +0000 Great  article  today  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for  #CCSS  tests   http://t.co/zMigfdKeUP    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:30:46  +0000 my  worry  with  aligning  with  state  curriculum  etc.  is  that  most  developers  are  publishing  for  a   global  audience  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:31:12  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Oh,  no  -­‐  Common  Core  doesn't  even  apply  to  preK,  yet  they  are  such   growing  part  of  app  market  !  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:31:20  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  This  also  sounds  like  something  Apple  could  help  with  by  asking  specific   questions  upon  app  submission  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:31:27  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  From  my  take  on  the  PW  meeting  last  week,  publishers  (trade)  are   confused.  They  may  be  waiting  it  out  a  bit.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:31:48  +0000 @tankandbear  Agree  -­‐  you  can  dev  an  app  for  global  audience,  then  show  how  it  can  be  used   for  specific  state/standard/curr  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:32:00  +0000 @DavidBFox  Hmmmm.    Apple.    I  hadn't  thought    of  that!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:32:32  +0000 Also,  trade  publishers  are  soooo  slow.  App  devs  do  get  things  to  the  market  A  LOT  faster!   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:32:42  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Great  article  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for  #CCSS   tests  http://t.co/WiOUw2z2XW    #storyappchat  #ecetech Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:05  +0000 @DavidBFox  You're  brilliant.  Definitely  kick  it  up  the  ladder  a  bit  here  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:10  +0000 @DavidBFox  We  might  be  waiting  a  long  time  if  we  wait  for  Apple  to  do  anything  on  this,   IMHO  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:21  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  Last  time  I  submitted  an  iBook,  there  were  new  sections  to  fill  out  re   age,  grade  level  (in  US,  UK,  Australia)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:26  +0000 RT  @roxiemunro:  Also,  trade  publishers  are  soooo  slow.  App  devs  do  get  things  to  the  market   A  LOT  faster!  #storyappchat  <-­‐-­‐advantage Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:30  +0000 @DavidBFox  I  don't  think  Apple  cares  about  CCSS.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:35  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @DavidBFox  We  might  be  waiting  a  long  time  if  we  wait  for  Apple  to  do   anything  on  this,  IMHO  #storyappchat  <-­‐-­‐  yep Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:33:55  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @DavidBFox  We  might  be  waiting  a  long  time  if  we  wait  for  Apple  to  do   anything  on  this,  IMHO  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:34:26  +0000 If  I  was  going  to  put  time/effort  into  aligned  extras  for  an  app,  I'd  put  it  in  to  #CCSS.  Not   saying  as  an  educator  cont.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:34:36  +0000 @roxiemunro  maybe  not,  unless  educators  demanded  they  do  more  in  that  area.  Slow  to   move,  but  if  they  did,  could  be  big  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:34:40  +0000 I  feel  that  #CCSS  is  the  way  we  should  be  going,  but  from  a  business  perspective,  that  is   where  devs  will  find  app  dollars.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:35:34  +0000 Sounds  like  we've  identified  a  big  need  in  the  app  community:  a  site  that  helps  teachers  find   apps  to  help  them  meet  standards  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:35:59  +0000 I'd  really  love  to  see  decent  trainings  for  teachers  ...  http://t.co/eDpQIa0OV5  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:36:58  +0000 Actually,  the  speed  of  publishing  apps  DOES  give  us  an  advantage  over  traditional  print   publishing.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:37:04  +0000 We  teachers  are  still  in  the  dark  about  Common  Core,  lots  of  controversy  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:37:40  +0000 @brueckj23  Right.  Educational  sales  could  be  huge.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:37:47  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Great  article  today  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for   #CCSS  tests  http://t.co/zMigfdKeUP    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:38:36  +0000 @TeachersApps  Yes,  but  I  think  we  can  all  agree  that  #CCSS  is  here  to  stay,  at  least  for  now.   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:38:40  +0000 @brooks_jones  @teachersapps  YES!  A  dedicated  site  where  teachers  curate  apps  for  CCSS.   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:39:01  +0000

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 @TeachersApps  As  are  parents  ...  I'm  actually  not  fond  of  #CCSS  &  standard  testing  &  plan  to   'opt  out'  my  own  child,  in  fact.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:39:25  +0000 Great  article!  RT  @iPad_storytime:  Id  really  love  to  see  decent  trainings  for  teachers  ...   http://t.co/pnSHs3H1bI  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:39:47  +0000 @roxiemunro  @teachersapps  I  doubt  teachers  would  have  time  for  this.  How  would  the  site   support  itself?  $$$  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:39:48  +0000 @brooks_jones  Isn't  this  what  @appscurriculum  is  doing  ?  At  least  part  of  it?   http://t.co/FJACtwjt8H  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:40:07  +0000 RT  @kbport714:  Great  piece  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for  #CCSS  tests   http://t.co/CnGq4qdfPn  Sadly,  yes!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:40:17  +0000 I've  been  in  the  classroom  30  years,  nothing  stays...  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:40:41  +0000  @iPad_storytime  I've  heard  that  there  is  some  dissatisfaction  w/CCSS  among  parents  &   educators.  The  testing  issues?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:42:25  +0000  @brooks_jones  Reading  my  mind  again!  We  considered  converting  @edapps4sale  into  age  &   CCSS  listing  +  even  IEP,  but  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:42:42  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  Ive  been  in  the  classroom  30  years,  nothing  stays...HA!  You're  right.   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:43:10  +0000 True,  that!  RT  @TeachersApps:  I've  been  in  the  classroom  30  years,  nothing  stays...   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:43:28  +0000 We  couldn't  pull  it  off  on  our  own  for  many  of  those  reasons  +  we  wouldn't  do  alignment  -­‐   how  to  get  teachers  to  contribute?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:43:50  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  Carisa  -­‐  Good  for  you  and  your  child!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:44:11  +0000 More  people  need  to  stand  up  and  realize  how  counter-­‐productive  standardized  testing  is!   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:44:14  +0000 @TeachersApps  Whole  Language,  NCLB  ...etc  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:44:21  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  More  people  need  to  stand  up  and  realize  how  counter-­‐productive   standardized  testing  is!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:44:32  +0000 @iPad_storytime  Feel  like  the  problem  w/  aligning  apps  for  teachers  is  it  takes  their  focus  off   thinking  what  each  child  needs  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:44:47  +0000 Here,  Here!  RT  @TeachersApps:  More  people  need  to  stand  up  &  realize  how  counter-­‐ productive  standardized  testing  is!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:45:05  +0000 @TeachersApps  I  think  everybody  agrees  on  the  uselessness  of  current  standardized  testing   in  schools  too.  Terrible!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:45:10  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  More  people  need  to  stand  up  and  realize  how  counter-­‐productive   standardized  testing  is!  YEP!!!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:45:11  +0000 Agree  MT  @brueckj23:  Feel  like  problem  w/  aligning  apps  4  teachers  is  it  takes  their  focus  off   thinking  what  each  child  needs  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:46:35  +0000  @iPad_storytime  Instead,  makes  easy  for  Ts  to  find  app,  throw  on  a  device  &  say  "I'm   teaching  __X__"  w/  little  consideration  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:46:39  +0000 Article  about  training  for  preschool  teachers:  http://t.co/EZESFriS6q  from  @EdSource   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:47:10  +0000 @brueckj23  Guess  it  just  comes  down,  again,  to  trusting  reviewers  to  curate.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:47:52  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Many  app  developers  are  so  busy  developing  that  they  don't  realize  that   they  need  to  align  to  #CommonCore    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:47:53  +0000 When  multiple  Ts  contributing  app  reviews,  it  becomes  tricky  to  establish  reliability  between   raters.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:48:30  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Great  article  today  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for   #CCSS  tests  http://t.co/zMigfdKeUP    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:48:49  +0000 @AppsCurriculum  But  then  do  we  become  academics?  What  happens  to  the  creativity  we   want  and  love?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:49:23  +0000 http://t.co/tX82CByCv7  recent  blog  -­‐    Testing  starts  Tuesday  for  my  special  needs  students...     #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:49:49  +0000  @brueckj23  But  if  finding  apps  was  easy  &  tailored  to  key  learning  needs,  teachers  could  use   to  occupy  grous  of  students  ...  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:49:50  +0000 We  can't  be  all  things  to  all  people.    ;-­‐((  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:49:55  +0000 The  apps  that  engage  kids  are  ones  that  allow  them  to  create,  rather  than  ones  that  try  to   narrowly  fit  into  a  curriculum,  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:50:02  +0000 What  a  rich  discussion  we're  having  tonite  on  #storyappchat!  Love  it! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:50:42  +0000 RT  @tankandbear:  Apps  that  engage  kids  allow  them  to  create,  rather  than  ones  that  try  to   narrowly  fit  into  a  curriculum.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:51:11  +0000 Beautifully  put,  Roxie!  RT:  @roxiemunro    What  happens  to  the  creativity  we  want  and  love?   #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:51:33  +0000

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RT  @brooks_jones:  What  a  rich  discussion  we're  having  tonite  on  #storyappchat!  Love  it! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:51:38  +0000 I  feel  that  our  job  is  to  create  content  that  inspires  children  to  want  to  learn  on  their  own,     tankandbear #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:51:48  +0000 When  it  comes  to  app  curation,  used  Google  Soreadsheets,  Scoop.it,  List.ly,  Diigo  &  Pinterest   brueckj23 to  share  apps  w/  parents  &  Ts  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:51:59  +0000 TeachersApps @roxiemunro  @tankandbear  Creativity  is  the  KEY!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:52:21  +0000 RT  @tankandbear:  I  feel  that  our  job  is  to  create  content  that  inspires  children  to  want  to   roxiemunro learn  on  their  own.  Totally!    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:52:27  +0000 @brueckj23  I  used  to  do  trainings  for  research  setting  on  inter-­‐rater  reliability.  It's  why  I  am   iPad_storytime only  'rater'  of  all  DS  books.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:52:52  +0000 RT  @Julia_Brannon:  Great  article  today  @NYTimes  RE  textbooks  &  curricula  not  ready  for   lpagington #CCSS  tests  http://t.co/zMigfdKeUP    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:52:54  +0000 RT  @tankandbear:  I  feel  that  our  job  is  to  create  content  that  inspires  children  to  want  to   Julia_Brannon learn  on  their  own,    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:53:52  +0000 A  few  weeks  ago  we  discussed  CCSS  here.  Decided  it  was  flexible/had  variety.  That  was   roxiemunro reinforced  at  the  PW  talk  Wednesday.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:54:47  +0000 a  good  book,  a  good  story  inspires  deep  learning,  for  kids  to  set  out  on  a  journey  to  see  the   tankandbear world  in  a  new  way  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:55:07  +0000  @iPad_storytime  Exactly.  That's  why  I  come  back  to  your  site  &  trust  reviews.  That's  big.   brueckj23 These  crowdsourced  sites  lack  that.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:55:11  +0000 Could  some  of  this  be  the  downside  of  an  open  environment  to  publish  in  both  app  &  ebook   iPad_storytime industries  suddenly?  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:55:18  +0000 RT  @tankandbear:  good  book,good  story  inspires  deep  learning,  for  kids  to  set  out  on  a   roxiemunro journey  to  see  the  world  in  a  new  way  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:56:07  +0000 RT  @roxiemunro:  good  book,good  story  inspires  deep  learning,  for  kids  to  set  out  on  a   AppsCurriculum journey  to  see  the  world  in  a  new  way  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:56:58  +0000 RT  @brueckj23:  @iPad_storytime  Exactly.    I  come  back  to  your  site  &  trust  reviews.  That's   roxiemunro big.  Crowdsourced  sites  lack  that.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:57:17  +0000 We  are  competing  with  games  to  hold  children's  attention,  so  our  effort  should  really  be   tankandbear spent  crafting  great  stories,  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:59:33  +0000 @TeachersApps  We  are  going  to  do  a  #storyappchat  soon  focusing  on  story  apps  for  kids  with   brooks_jones special  needs  :) Mon,  15  Apr  2013  01:59:48  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @TeachersApps  We  are  going  to  do  a  #storyappchat  soon  focusing  on   Julia_Brannon story  apps  for  kids  with  special  needs  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:00:37  +0000 I  offer  to  help  teachers  locally.  Everyone  should  volunteer  in  a  classroom  once  in  awhile,  it's   iPad_storytime an  eye-­‐opener.  BIG  job.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:02  +0000 roxiemunro @tankandbear  But  gamification  is  gaining  credibility  http://t.co/nkAnPsFnks  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:16  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @TeachersApps  We  are  going  to  do  a  #storyappchat  soon  focusing  on   DavidBFox story  apps  for  kids  with  special  needs  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:17  +0000 Hard  to  believe,  but  this  hour  of  #storyappchat  is  already  over!  I  can  tell  we'll  need  to  revisit   brooks_jones this  hot  topic  soon. Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:18  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  @TeachersApps  We  are  going  to  do  a  #storyappchat  soon  focusing  on   AppsCurriculum story  apps  for  kids  with  special  needs  :)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:19  +0000 RT  @iPad_storytime:  I'd  really  love  to  see  decent  trainings  for  teachers  ...   KarenNemethEdM http://t.co/eDpQIa0OV5  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:22  +0000 TeachersApps @brooks_jones  Great,  let  me  know  when!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:34  +0000 RT  @TeachersApps:  We  teachers  are  still  in  the  dark  about  Common  Core,  lots  of  controversy   KarenNemethEdM #storyappchat  <-­‐-­‐  agree Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:38  +0000 RT  @roxiemunro:  @brooks_jones  @teachersapps  YES!  A  dedicated  site  where  teachers   KarenNemethEdM curate  apps  for  CCSS.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:01:53  +0000 AppsCurriculum  @iPad_storytime    Yes,  everyone  should  volunteer.    Big  eye  opener!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:02:09  +0000 RT  @brooks_jones:  This  hour  of  #storyappchat  is  already  over!  I  can  tell  well  need  to  revisit   roxiemunro this  hot  topic  soon.  Yep!  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:02:24  +0000 gamification  is  valid,  but  there  is  no  shortage  of  great  games,  there  is  a  shortage  of  great   tankandbear children's  books  #storyappchat,  @roxiemunro Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:03:03  +0000 RT  @KarenNemethEdM:  RT  @TeachersApps:  We  teachers  are  still  in  the  dark  about  Common   roxiemunro Core,  lots  of  controversy  #storyappchat    #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:03:18  +0000 Interesting  discussion.  I  like  it  when  we  have  people  here  with  strong  opinions  on  the  topic!   DavidBFox #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:04:07  +0000 Big  thanks  to  all  of  you  for  coming  out  to  share  in  tonite's  #storyappchat  discussion!   brooks_jones Transcript  tomorrow  at  http://t.co/rv3YlGdhLB Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:04:32  +0000

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App  Review  Sites  and App  Curation  Sites KarenRobertson KarenRobertson Julia_Brannon roxiemunro DavidBFox KarenRobertson KarenNemethEdM brooks_jones KarenNemethEdM AppsCurriculum KarenRobertson KarenNemethEdM iPad_storytime AppsCurriculum Julia_Brannon roxiemunro tankandbear toothpaste35 Julia_Brannon roxiemunro KarenNemethEdM roxiemunro iPad_storytime tankandbear brooks_jones roxiemunro KarenNemethEdM tankandbear roxiemunro DavidBFox roxiemunro iPad_storytime RT  @KarenNemethEdM:  RT  @roxiemunro:  @brooks_jones  @teachersapps  YES!  A  dedicated   site  where  teachers  curate  apps  for  CCSS.  #storyappchat @brooks_jones  Great!  That  would  be  so  useful.  #storyappchat RT  @tankandbear:  a  good  book..good  story  inspires  deep  learning  for  kids  to  set  out  on  a   journey  to  see  the  world  in  a  new  way  #storyappchat @tankandbear  But  they  can  be  combined,  to  create  interest.  Need  great  children's  books.   There're  good  illos,  but  not  ideas.  #storyappchat Thanks  everyone  for  coming!  And  thanks  my  favorite  cohosts  @brooks_jones  and   @iPad_storytime  #storyappchat RT  @Julia_Brannon:    I  feel  that  our  job  is  to  create  content  that  inspires  children  to  want  to   learn  on  their  own,    #storyappchat Sorry  #storyappchat  -­‐  got  a  phone  call  -­‐  wanted  to  share  some  sites  to  help   http://t.co/0H3Kb54Qyc    &  Fred  Rogers  Ctr  http://t.co/HB5wfqdN6O And  as  usual,  I  remain  indebted  to  @iPad_storytime  and  @DavidBFox,  best  co-­‐hosts  ever!   #storyappchat RT  @brueckj23:  When  multiple  Ts  contributing  app  reviews,  it  becomes  tricky  to  establish   reliability  between  raters.  #storyappchat RT  @brooks_jones:  And  as  usual,  I  remain  indebted  to  @iPad_storytime  and  @DavidBFox,   best  co-­‐hosts  ever!  #storyappchat RT  @brueckj23:  When  multiple  Ts  contributing  app  reviews,  it  becomes  tricky  to  establish   reliability  between  raters.  #storyappchat RT  @tankandbear:  I  feel  that  our  job  is  to  create  content  that  inspires  children  to  want  to   learn  on  their  own,    #storyappchat  #ecetechChat Lively  chat  tonight,  thanks  to  @KarenNemethEdM  for  firing  us  up!  And  love  to  my  reg.  co-­‐ hosts  @DavidBFox  &  @brooks_jones  ...  #storyappchat RT  @KarenRobertson:  When  multiple  Ts  contributing  app  reviews,  it  becomes  tricky  to   establish  reliability  between  raters.  #storyappchat RT  @KarenNemethEdM  ..wanted  to  share  some  sites  to  help  http://t.co/cuYlC553qk    &  F   Rogers  Ctr  http://t.co/iVAYSGcmj8  #storyappchat When  multiple  Ts  contribute  app  reviews,  becomes  tricky  to  establish  reliability  between   raters.  Classic  issue,  even  w/print.  #storyappchat @roxiemunro,  funny  you  should  say  that  we  are  playing  around  with  those  concepts  in  our   new  book,  combining  story  and  play.  #storyappchat @DavidBFox  just  wondering,  what's  #storyappchat? Thanks  all  -­‐-­‐  good  night!    @iPad_storytime  @KarenNemethEdM  @DavidBFox  &   @brooks_jones    #storyappchat RT  @tankandbear:  @roxiemunro,  funny  you  should  say  that  -­‐playing  around  w/concepts  in   our  new  book,  combining  story  &  play.  #storyappchat Thanks  for  thought-­‐provoking  chat  !  It's  so  helpful  to  hear  all  the  sides  -­‐  no  "yes"people  here   ;)  #storyappchat @tankandbear  Play  is  a  wonderful  and  time-­‐honored  way  to  LEARN!  Even  animals  do  it.   #storyappchat @KarenNemethEdM  Thanks  Karen.  Great  resources.  Here's  a  link  to  my  workshop  handout:   http://t.co/UPwbYzlcsB  #storyappchat #storyappchat,  I  wanted  to  share  that  our  newest  book  app,  the  Jorgits,  is  currently  free  for   the  next  two  days,  https://t.co/L8TxMAZzTp RT  @tankandbear:  #storyappchat,  I  wanted  to  share  that  our  newest  book  app,  the  Jorgits,  is   currently  free  for  the  next  two  days,  https://t.co/L8TxMAZzTp Have  a  great  mid-­‐April  week  folks!  Thanks  for  the  stimulating  chat...  #storyappchat @iPad_storytime  Oh  -­‐  great  -­‐  I  was  hoping  for  this  :)    Thank  you!  #storyappchat @roxiemunro,  :),  I  used  to  run  a  lab  that  studied  play  an  developed  concepts  for  children's   toys  and  media,  at  a  design  school  #storyappchat RT  @tankandbear:  #storyappchat,  Our  newest  book  app,  the  Jorgits,  currently  free  for  next  2   days,  https://t.co/r2mYaY3sLS  #storyappchat @toothpaste35  #storyappchat  is  a  weekly  twitter  chat  I  co-­‐host  talking  about  story  apps  -­‐   check  out  http://t.co/GyFyVk1c8k @tankandbear  Cool.  Re:  studying  play!  (I'll  download  your  app  tomorrow  on  my  iPad)   #storyappchat  @toothpaste35  This  will  help:  "What's  that  #storyappchat"  http://t.co/4NyrpiHClU   #storyappchat
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RT  @roxiemunro:  @tankandbear  Cool.  Re:  studying  play!  (I'll  download  your  app  tomorrow   tankandbear on  my  iPad)  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:17:16  +0000 RT  @iPad_storytime:  I'd  really  love  to  see  decent  trainings  for  teachers  ...   lionshistorian http://t.co/LhVPKjMzuc  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:20:49  +0000 @KarenNemethEdM  You're  welcome!  You  can  use/share  -­‐  I  made  it  myself.  Also  working  on  a   iPad_storytime post  about  the  workshop.  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:23:55  +0000 @roxiemunro,  thanks,  play  and  the  imagination  is  what  we  are  really  passionate  about,   tankandbear #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:24:10  +0000 @iPad_storytime  I  haven't  mentiond  in  a  while  -­‐  my  website  with  @fssimon  for  our  book   KarenNemethEdM Digital  Decisions  http://t.co/DAsGudDi1K  #storyappchat Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:28:28  +0000 RT  @KarenNemethEdM:  Sorry  #storyappchat  -­‐  got  a  phone  call  -­‐  wanted  to  share  some  sites   p_staatz to  help  http://t.co/0H3Kb54Qyc    &  Fred  Rogers  Ctr  http://t.co/HB5wfqdN6O Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:33:26  +0000 @brooks_jones  @iPad_storytime  @DavidBFox  One  of  these  days  I'm  going  to  join  in   johnlechner #storyappchat,  it  sounds  interesting! Mon,  15  Apr  2013  02:37:28  +0000