Greetings Gearboxers and Cellphone Scholars, welcome to another episode of Mr. Markley’s Gradebook, where I review apps that promise to make you smarter. Get your comment tags ready, because today we’re looking at Sololearn: Learn to Code for free.
Greetings Cellphone Scholars. Welcome back to another episode of Mr. Markley’s Gradebook, where I review apps that promise to make you smarter. Today we are going to take a literal stab at what may be the best anatomy learning app of all time: Anatomy Ninja Lower Limb.
Greetings Cellphone Scholars! Welcome back to another episode of Mr. Markley’s gradebook, where I review apps that promise to make you smarter. Today we’re going to look at the “Brain Training” app Lumosity, a puzzle/memory game app whose TV ads claim it can do things from making your brain “feel” better, to helping out your interpersonal relationships because of your memory. It uses the words “the science of neuroplasticity” in the ads to explain how it works, but, according to their own scientific study, all this means is “...the brain’s ability to fundamentally reorganize itself when confronted with new challenges... “ The more you use your brain, the stronger it gets.
Greetings Mobile Device Academics! Welcome back to Mr. Markley’s Gradebook, where I review apps that promise to make you smarter. Today we’re going to take a look at Vocabulary Builder by Magoosh. I was looking for an app with the intent to enhance my vocabulary, and this one was the first one to show up on the app store (after the sponsored apps).
“Play this free game to build your vocabulary with 1200 words from Magoosh :) “ (Yes, the smiley face emojii is part of the description on the Play Store.)
Gearboxers, Cellphone Scholars, Cats, and others, welcome to Mr. Markley’s Gradebook, where I review apps that promise to make you smarter. Today we’re going to going to look at Curiosity, the curated article app which promises it can make you smarter in just 5 minutes a day. It’s a bold claim, let’s see if it pays off. I can confirm that it did not, at any point, kill my cat.
Marhabban my friends and Cellphone scholars! You’re tuning in to Mr. Markley’s gradebook, where I review educational apps that promise to train your brain with daily participation. Today we’ll be looking at Memrise, a language learning app similar to Duolingo. It’s going to be impossible to not compare this to Duolingo, so, if you missed it, check out my review on it at the link somewhere below the video. Or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srE_LXgb-bI&t=4s
Hey Cell Phone Scholars! Welcome to what is hopefully the new, and improved, Mr. Markley’s gradebook. Less of my mug, more of the apps. The quality of this show has been bugging me, and I’m hoping to learn from my mistakes quickly, but I’ve yet to find an app that teaches video editing skills in 30 days or less.
Today we’re speed review two Geography learning apps while trying to fit within my world limit. So we’ll skip the history and the small talk.
By Daniel Daubenspeck
Having raised over $1.4 million dollars on Kickstarter and winning six Ennies at Gencon 2017, John Wick Presents’ 7th Sea, 2nd Edition has become one of the most recognized new RPGs on the market. 7th Sea does not disappoint those looking for a unique world of swashbuckling action, though the rule set can be a bit jarring for those used to a more mechanics oriented role playing experience.
Hey Gearboxers, students, app lovers, and other descriptive terms to define my audience. JakePaulers? HilaKleiners? Whatever. You’re here and we’re going to talk about Plant Nanny.
The History: Plant Nanny is a “game” which aims to get you to drink 8 glasses of water a day in order to stay properly hydrated. It was made circa 2013, although the internet can’t seem to give me a specific date due to the developer’s website, fourdesire.com, being entirely in chinese. It uses your weight and activity level to calculate how much water you need to drink a day. It’s in all three phone app stores: Google Play, Istore and the Microsoft Phone store.
Hey gearboxers, welcome back to another episode of “Mr. Markley’s gradebook”. I’m Professor Markley, I’m not a real professor but I play one on youtube, and today we’re talking about Yousician.
Full disclosure. I tested this app a few months ago with a piano, but have not had access to a piano since then. Further, I did take some piano lessons as a child, which might taint my view of how good this app is as a learning tool.
The History: Yousician is a music learning app that uses your phone, tablet, or computer to teach you piano, ukulele, bass, or guitar via Guitar Hero like training exercises and sheet music uploads. It premiered in 2014 on the app store, and was founded in 2010 by Chris Thür and Mikko Kaipainen in Helsinki, Finland. More information can be found on their site https://company.yousician.com/story The website itself uses a series of videos, exercises, and proprietary songs, as well as crowdsourced, popular music, to teach you how to play one of the four instruments.
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