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iPads in the Classroom – A Student’s Perspective

@DetroitBORG @sly111 my high school gave us iPads instead of books and it was the worst decision ever, horrible idea — Nick Boone (@2050TGOD) November 22, 2014 @sly111 not very … Continue reading

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iPads vs. PCs in Teaching

Introduction This is an opinion piece for the pros and cons of using both iPads and the traditional PCs in teaching. Since I am beginning my fourth year of using … Continue reading

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Analyzing iPad Myths in Education

How to Argue for iPads in the Classroom A collaboration between iPad Educators Steve Lai (@sly111, Canada) and Richard Wells (@ipadwells, New Zealand) Preamble: This article is to support iPads … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6: The Best $100 You’ll Ever Spend

My colleague and good friend Matt Przybylski and I love discussing Apple products. He has had the iPhone 6 plus since day 1 (almost 3 months ago!). I have had it for just over three weeks. We wanted to take the opportunity to share why we think the 6 plus is the better phone. Here are some reasons why, if you are debating which iPhone to get next, the iPhone 6 Plus should be the one you get.

December 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

App #56: Fun Math at the Ballpark [Promo Codes Available!]

Fun at the ballpark is a unique app for kids who love baseball. There are lots of fun math questions and activities that can be done either at the game … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

How to Remove Calls from your iPad in iOS8

In iOS8 and OS Yosemite, Apple introduced a new feature which allows you to answer phone calls on your iPad and your MacBook. While this is a cool feature, I … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen

App-Addicted Teens As the digital Wild West forges ahead, it is our youth that are becoming the guinea pigs of this global experiment. The more that is realized regarding how … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dropbox + MS Office on iPad = Convenience!

In a somewhat surprising move this week, it was announced that Microsoft will be partnering up with cloud storage company Dropbox to make Office on the iPad much more convenient … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Basic Tip: Upload Multiple Files to the Cloud from your iPhone/iPad

Here is another basic tip for collecting assignments over email and uploading them to your cloud service provider. My 75 fifth grade students were given an assignment to create projects … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The New iPad Air 2: What it Means for Teaching

There was another Apple Keynote today, and the iPad Air 2 was announced. Although it may not have had the same fanfare as the iPhone event a few weeks ago, there are definitely some exciting changes for the iPad. For those of us thinking of getting one, I wanted to share some thoughts as to how the improvements shared today will effect the future of iPads in education.

October 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

App #55: Make it! [Promo Codes Available!]

Are you a teacher that has lots of ideas for review games for your students? Here is an app where you can begin building your collection. There is a large … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 8 Comments

App # 54: Frolyc + Activity Spot – Win a Premium Account!

I have TWO premium accounts to give away to lucky readers. Please read until the end to find out how! Introducing Frolyc, an amazing teaching tool for teachers of Kindergarten … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 4 Comments
Steve Lai

Steve Lai

Father. Teacher. Blogger. iPad and iPhone aficionado. Musician.

French teacher by day, father and blogger by night. I love to blog and read tech blogs. I write an iPad blog as it relates to education. I teach young kids the French language and love my job. I play the guitar and piano. I have a beautiful wife and two awesome daughters and a maltese-poodle dog. I love playing roller hockey and taking walks at English Bay in Vancouver. I enjoy traveling and can't wait to bring my daughters to Paris. Canucks are my team, along with the Seahawks.

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