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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.

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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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How Teachers Should Stay Safe Online

The following is a collaborative effort between myself (Steve) and Sam Bowling. It is a list of ways to avoid getting into trouble online. This includes keeping data safe, ensuring … 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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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

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 · 6 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

Getting Technical – Innovative Ways to Use the iPad in the Classroom

With its sleek design, Apple scored a home run with the iPad. Now it’s common to see these handy devices on planes, trains and in automobiles, in offices… in fact, … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Green Screen Movie FX Studio – Promo Codes Available!

In preparing for a Green Screen Workshop this week, my good friend Matt and I created this presentation profiling the app Green Screen Movie FX Studio, by Epocfield ($2.99, iTunes … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

Epic: Tons of Books Available on iPad!

The following is a guest post from colleague Sharon Snyder, a kindergarten teacher and avid iPad user. She has very recently discovered this great reading app for younger kids. Epic … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Effective Visual Vocabulary iPad Lesson, done in Minutes

Here is a quick tool that I use with my iPad this week that was very effective for my younger grades. We know that most kids learn better visually. With … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

AirFile for iOS 8: Cloud Storage Made Easy [PROMO CODE GIVEAWAY]

This is an update to a post I published almost two years ago. AirFile is a great file-manager for iPad and iPhone. It is an incredibly useful cloud-manager if you, like … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Learning and Teaching English in the Online Age

Once upon a time if you wanted to learn a new language, you had to enroll in a foreign language class at school, college or university. But these days, thanks … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment
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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