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Thank You Find My iPhone

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Friday night I went to Spooky World in Litchfield, New Hampshire.  My friends and I waited in lines for haunted houses all night.  When we went to go get food at the concession stand, my friend realized she lost her phone.  She just bought the 5s two weeks ago.  She was totally devastated.  We called it a number of times until we remembered the app Find My iPhone.  Felicia did not have the app downloaded on her phone but it still worked.  She logged into her Apple ID using my phone and we were able to zoom in on the location of her phone.  She dropped it in the line waiting for one of the houses.  If you do not have an iPhone or iPad, you can log onto iCloud.com and preform the same search.  You can put your device in Lost Mode so that no one can access your personal information.  You can also wipe everything off of the device if you think someone has stolen it and will access your information.  You can display a message on the device like “This phone is lost.  Please call 555-555-5555 if found.”  We are very thankful for Find My iPhone.  If you can not find your phone, I suggest calling your wireless provider to disable your phone.  It is also recommended to file a police report if you have insurance because that is one of the first things you are looking for.

Here are some pictures from the night with Felicia and some scary monsters!

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Duolingo

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Duolingo is an app that can help not just students but everyone learn a new language. They offer eight different languages to learn. However, you can use the app in a number of different languages. When I used the app, I used it to learn Italian. Duolingo also has a website that you can log on to and continue learning instead of always being on an iPad or iPod. Once you make an account, it will asks you if you want to start with learning the basics or take a placement test that will test how much you know. The placement test will allow you to skip over lessons you already know. The app teaches you anywhere from greetings and foods to business and adverbs. After completing all of the lessons you should be almost fluent in that language! There are a number of ways that Duolingo has you learn. They have you match pictures to words, type what you hear, and even speak into the app! You have lives and every time you get the question wrong you lose a life. When you are out of lives, you must start over. When you complete lessons you earn lingots. A lingot is Duolingo’s currency. Using lingots you can purchase extra lessons and learn funny things like pick up lines and idioms. You can also buy lives. The app is a great tool for teachers to use. Homework for the night can be to complete different lessons. Each lesson is fairly short and can be a good quick review before a quiz.

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