Common Sense Media Appy Hour

Greatest thing since sliced bread? Maybe.
Greatest thing since sliced bread? Maybe.

On Monday, I had the opportunity to appear on a webcast for Common Sense Media. The “Appy Hour” series gives educators the chance to talk about great educational apps and websites that they’ve used in their classrooms with great success. I’m a writer and reviewer for Graphite, Common Sense Media’s website for educators, and last year I reviewed an app called Subtext, which I still believe is one of the most spectacular tools out there for reading and annotating text. CSM staff paired me with a teacher from Palatine, Illinois, named Jen Krause, who is an amazing and passionate teacher who uses Subtext to great effect in her classroom.

I’ve never done a webcast like this, and I had an absolute blast. Clearly I talk too fast (as usual), but I was thrilled to have the chance to speak at length about one of the coolest apps I’ve reviewed yet. I’m less passionate about a lot of the apps I’ve reviewed, so it was a pleasure to get to speak at greater length about a tool that I really, truly believe in.

You can read Common Sense Media’s own recap of the Appy Hour on Graphite here. You can also watch the full video below. Enjoy!


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