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Use Instant Alpha to Remove the Backgrounds of Images on iPad

A recent new and relatively little-known feature was added to the Keynote and Pages apps that makes removing the background of any image an easy task. The other day I … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

REFLECTOR for MAC and PC: An iPad Teacher’s Most Versatile Teaching Tool

This is undoubtedly the best promo available so far on teachingwithipad.org. Any iPad educator who already has a projector set up in the classroom can definitely take advantage of reflector, available for both Mac and PC.

February 7, 2014 · 44 Comments

App #51: Write to Read (PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!)

Write to Read is an impressive book creator app in which children from the age of three can use their imagination to create their own books on iPads including both text and photos. The app provides parents and children with the opportunity to interact with one another, where the child is encouraged to use his creativity and craft a DIGITAL BOOK which can proudly be shared with family and friends.

January 22, 2014 · 12 Comments

Social Media as a teaching tool: How to Tweet your students some knowledge

As teachers, the pull of social media on your students attention will already be well known to you. The online world exerts a magnetic lure on the attention of young … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lost Your Apple TV Remote? You Don’t Need to Buy Another!

Here is another handy tip for all Apple TV owners. Apple TV has proven to be a very useful gadget, both at home and at school. Airplay mirroring is its … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

How to use AirDrop – iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers

When Apple announced Airdrop this past June, I knew it would be a great feature for teachers with iPads. A common complaint about iPads in the classroom was that it … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 11 Comments

Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself!

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. -Evernote.com (Try out ONE MONTH of the Premium … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 6 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
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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