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

Out of iCloud Storage? Manage Storage to Maximize the Benefits of iCloud

Thought I would review this basic tip today since I helped two people at work with it on the same day. “I'm out of iCloud storage space! I haven't backed … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone

Do you see that microphone button at the bottom left of the iPad screen when the keyboard appears? I always knew about the dictation feature, but I never really used it before a couple weeks ago. I’m actually writing this post by speaking it, all while in the car!

January 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Filming Tip: Film in Landscape, Not Portrait!

Here is a tip that I have wanted to share for a while now. Hopefully this will help when you have your students filming with their iPads or other devices. … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

5 Advantages of Using the iPad in the Classroom

The use of iPads in the classroom brings a multitude of advantages. Here are 5 of them: 1. Internet Access An iPad is a great tool when surfing the net. … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tip: Redeem Gift Cards Using iPad Camera in IOS 7

Here is a handy new iOS 7 feature: You can now scan the barcode of an iTunes/App Store gift card with your iPad/iPhone camera to redeem into your account. This … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know

Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 9 Comments

Dropbox for Dummies: Why You Shouldn’t Need Your USB Key Again

“I will safely assume anyone who reads this blog is probably already up to date with Dropbox and its features. Please share this article with colleagues at your school who … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 10 Comments

App Updates on your iPad: Should You Download Them?

Do you see that red bubble above? It indicates the number of apps that I have on that device that currently have updates. Does that bother you? I know people … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to Prepare Your iPad for the New School Year

Basics: How to prepare your iPad for the new school year Back to school. Three words teachers either despise or are very excited for. If you’re using an iPad for … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Part Two: How To Manage Storage On Your iPad

Here are just a couple more tips on increasing your available storage on your iDevice. (If you haven’t read part one, check it out here.) Find apps that have data stored … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 6 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 maltese-poodle mix. I love to play 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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