New and innovative ways to better use the iPad in teaching!

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

September 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

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

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

March 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

Portable Technology is an Essential Language Learning Resource

The use of technology while teaching is a great asset in many ways. 10 years ago it was a revelation when educators started using laptops to carry their lessons around with them.

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

App #57: Blue Planet Tales

Blue Planet Tales, an app for teaching history and science in schools. “If we teach kids history and science in the conventional way, they soon grow bored and run from … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

February 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Adapting Your Business to an iPad Billing Environment

There’s no arguing that iPads have permeated their way through most streams of education. These amazing devices are becoming more evident in all areas of lives, both for fun and … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 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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