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

iMovie Trailers – A Fun & Easy Icebreaker!

iMovie trailers on iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom. iMovie comes free from Apple … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 12 Comments

Forget Apple’s PhotoStream: Flickr Has Automatic Photo Uploads to 1000GB!

Flickr, a photo service that was very popular a few years ago, is making a huge comeback. It seemed like no one was using it the past couple years since … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 11 Comments

How to use Apple’s Shared Photo Stream: A Teacher’s Perspective

Apple introduced Shared Photo Streams in the iOS6 update. It is a neat way for people to share photos with one another. Since so many people we know own iOS … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to use Instagram’s great features without its social sharing issues

Instagram is a free photo app that makes your iPhone and iPad photos look great without too much work. It literally only takes me just a few seconds to snap … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

App #23: Squaready

Squaready (iTunes link) is a cool photography app that I have frequently used alongside Instagram. What it does is that it removes the ugly black bars you get when you … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Apps #17 and #18: iSmug and uSmug

Following my short review of the photo backup and sharing service Smugmug, I'd like to share two apps that allow for photo viewing on the iPad or iPhone. First, iSmug … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Smugmug: Peace of mind in photo and video backup

For the past few years, my wife and I have taken thousands of photos. Vacations and the birth of our child in 2010 have been the highlight and majority of … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 4 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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