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Five BIG Themes for 2016 iPad Learning

I had the pleasure once again to work together with Richard Wells from New Zealand. He recently reworked his website from iPadwells.com to eduwells.com. Give it a look if you haven’t checked it out lately!

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iPad Pro: An Educator’s First Impressions

First Impressions of the iPad Pro My iPad Pro arrived this past week to my excitement. I have used it for just a few days now at this point. There … Continue reading

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App #59: iPad Teacher Guide [Promo Codes Available]

I would like to introduce you to a fantastic app for teaching with the iPad: iPad Teacher Guide ($2.99USD iTunes link). This app includes literally hundreds of lesson activity ideas … Continue reading

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10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator

My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively … Continue reading

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Use Apple TV in the Classroom? Please Do This Tip!

Here is a quick tip for Apple TV teachers! This is a must for those teachers use the great benefits that the AppleTV can bring to the classroom. Do you … Continue reading

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2 Teachers have 9 Thoughts as iPad Turns 5!

Introduction The iPad was first introduced almost exactly five years ago (February, 2010). Has time ever flown by! I remember the first impressions were mostly somewhat negative, and people wondered … Continue reading

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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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Upcoming iOS 9.3 Update a Potential Game Changer for Teaching with iPads

  Those of us who use iPads in education were excited to hear about some new features in the upcoming iOS 9.3. It looks like Apple is making an effort … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 9 Comments

Product Review: Athletic Cases for iPhone [WIN ONE!]

Although this is not an iPad product, I want to introduce you to a relatively new American company: Athletic Cases. I am partnering up with Athletic Cases to offer one … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 6 Comments

iPad Pro User Profile: Aaron Gysbers

  Aaron Gysbers is a personal friend and former coworker of mine who teaches in an Independent School in Burnaby, British Columbia. He very recently was able to purchase an … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

App #58: Green Screen by Doink [PROMO CODES AVAILABLE! – EXPIRED]

Here is a very easy to use app called Green Screen by Doink. The process of green screening is to have the ability to change the backgrounds of your videos. … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

Why iPads are magic and why that may (not) matter

The following is a guest post from colleague Dr. Guy Trainin, a professor of Literacy at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Trainin is a very avid YouTube author with very … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant

In the ongoing quest to promote Content-Creation on the iPad, I am going to write a short series of posts focusing on writing with the iPad. I will explore a … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

How to Save Unnecessary Data Charges on your iPhone or iPad

These days, the world is at your fingertips wherever you are. Anyone with a data connection and a smartphone has literally the entire Internet in his/her pocket. However, not all … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 2 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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