Oristand: An Affordable Standing Desk Solution [WIN ONE!]

Introduction Standing desks have increased in popularity over the last little while. Its ergonomic nature appealing for people who sit in front of a computer all day long. Studies show that the damage to your back over years of improper posture at a desk is often irreversible. The Oristand is a unique, no-frills creation aimed…

Five BIG Themes for 2016 iPad Learning

I had the pleasure once again to work together with Richard Wells from New Zealand. He recently reworked his website from iPadwells.com to eduwells.com. Give it a look if you haven’t checked it out lately!

iPad Pro: An Educator’s First Impressions

First Impressions of the iPad Pro My iPad Pro arrived this past week to my excitement. I have used it for just a few days now at this point. There are absolutely no regrets about this large purchase (I joked that it did cost exactly half of what I paid for my first car!). I…

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 for all age groups across several subject areas. I am giving you a chance to win one of five promo codes for this app. Just…

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 used iPads in her classes for the past couple years. Check out her excellent website, which contains a multitude of teaching ideas using technology as…

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 see this intro screen when the Apple TV turns on? Those movies on the top? While a lot of these are the most popular movies…

2 Teachers have 9 Thoughts as iPad Turns 5!

Introduction The iPad was first introduced almost exactly five years ago (February, 2010). Has time ever flown by! I remember the first impressions were mostly somewhat negative, and people wondered about their purpose. “Isn't it just a big iPod touch?” The name “iPad” was mocked by people everywhere. Now, half a decade later, the iPad…

iPads in the Classroom – A Student’s Perspective

@DetroitBORG @sly111 my high school gave us iPads instead of books and it was the worst decision ever, horrible idea — Nick Boone (@2050TGOD) November 22, 2014 @sly111 not very many, we constantly had to delete apps and content to fit textbooks or chapters, and they were extremely distracting — Nick Boone (@2050TGOD) November 24,…

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 an iPad in my classes, I thought it would be great time to compare how each device is used, as well as state how they…

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 in teaching. However, it is not to devalue the benefits of a great teacher. The execution of iPads in class is only going to go…

7 Best VPN for iPad and iPhone

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) is a technology that establishes a secure connection between the host device and the internet. The encrypted connection offers a superior layer of protection as compared to having a simple antivirus to serve as protection for your device. Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad greatly benefit from using a VPN…

Quick Tip: Easily Add Great Images to your Quizlet Sets!

If you’re a teacher, you’ll love to use Quizlet as a superb teaching tool. I use it regularly in my classroom, and my students use it as a means to review at home using their tablets or computers. Quizlet has proven to be an excellent way to review vocabulary and other facts both in the…

The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone

If you’re using an Apple iPhone or an iPad, you’re probably thinking that you need some extra storage space for all your data, especially considering that Apple devices do not come with any expandable memory capabilities. If you don’t already have a cloud service that allows you to store and sync your data, you can…

Product Review: Athletic Cases for iPhone [WIN ONE!]

Although this is not an iPad product, I want to introduce you to a relatively new American company: Athletic Cases. I am partnering up with Athletic Cases to offer one winner a very cool case. Read up until the end of this post for details on how to win one. This company produces unique iPhone…

iPad Pro User Profile: Aaron Gysbers

  Aaron Gysbers is a personal friend and former coworker of mine who teaches in an Independent School in Burnaby, British Columbia. He very recently was able to purchase an iPad Pro (plus accessories) to use for his role as “Technology Champion” at his school. Being very new to iPads, I wanted to ask him…