How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching

  With their versatility as an educational device, it is no wonder that iPads have become a staple piece of technology in many classrooms around the world. The affordability, endless functionality, and features, along with the growing number of educational apps on offer make the iPad a great textbook replacement. However, there’s always room for…

Differentiated Instruction: Strategies for Teachers

It’s a familiar scene in classrooms across the country. A teacher has a class of thirty students and needs to teach a lesson about a new concept, like long division or prepositional phrases. Some students will take to the concept easily; others will struggle. How should the teacher structure the lesson so the greatest number…

Review: Affordable Leather Cases for iPhone and iPad from Jisoncase

Featured this week on teachingwithipad.org is the premium leather goods company Jisoncase. This is a company founded in 2001 that creates affordable leather cases for iPhones and iPads. If you want the premium feel but not at an astronomical cost, Jisoncase is your best bet. Your Apple devices will be very well protected with these…

How Augmented Reality with iPads is Changing the Classroom

Kids today have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. Raised in the digital era, most children have traded outside playtime for iPads and other mobile devices for communication and entertainment. Today’s students are the first to grow up amidst such aggressive advancements in mobile technology, and in order to be smart communicators, educators…

Easily Save YouTube Videos for Offline Use!

With iOS 12, there is a new Shortcuts app from Apple. This app may seem a little daunting and confusing at first, but once you play around with it, it can prove to become  very useful. I have discovered a very valuable tool that all teachers (or anybody) can use to download and save videos…

Study.com: An Invaluable Educational Resource [WIN 3 MONTHS FULL ACCESS!]

Introduction Whether as a teacher or student, Study.com is an enormous resource for education.  I was given teacher and student access to Study.com for a limited time to test it out in exchange for my honest thoughts on the program. Study.com contains over 10,000 short and fun videos, 3,000 courses, and 70,000 lessons. Search a…

New Features of Kahoot That You Will Love

Kahoot has been a fun and interactive assessment tool for me during the past 3 years or so. It is a fun challenge for students to work in teams and come up with the correct answers. Points are always motivating, and the music soundtrack has been excellent. I have played in almost every single one…

Use Quizlet to Play Bingo in your Classes!

Quizlet has become a great teaching tool that I have used for the past few years. I wrote this post a little while ago about easily adding images to Quizlet sets. For younger students, I have found a fun and easy way to use Quizlet flashcards plus a bingo tool for fun and effective review…

6 Creative Ways to Use the new Jumble Feature on Kahoot

Many of you are already playing Kahoot, a wildly popular assessment game using any device plus a projector in your classroom. I wrote this post two (!) years ago about how all students would love Kahoot. There are now over 13.9 MILLION public Kahoots created! Very recently, the makers of Kahoot have recently come up…

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…

5 Online Math Resources You Can Use On iPad in Your Classroom

Who doesn’t have a tech device or gadget these days? Even the most traditional systems and lifestyles have all been influenced, if not fully changed, by technology. In the classroom, teaching mathematics is now possible through the iPad, thanks to available online math resources – some of which we will share with you today. Teaching…

Effective Foreign Language Apps

Have you ever wondered how many foreign languages can you learn with iPad? Master languages with iPad It’s no wonder that nowadays you don’t need any specially devoted time to learn a new language. With mobile technologies, languages can be learned while riding in a bus, traveling, working, in other words – in a few…

Mac App: GoodTask

It is often difficult to often avoid procrastination while completing a task of the matter. A lot of times, it seems frustrating that all of the work is not being done on time, as you are constantly being distracted with a multitude of other tasks that are not even connected to the main job that…

Five Significant Developments In Industrial Robots

Robots that carry out assembly applications are known as industrial robots. Even though the use of traditional industrial robots have been readily applied in electronics and manufacturing, modern ones are equipped with sensors and artificial intelligence thus growing their influence. It is believed that the market for industrial robotics will reach $33.8 billion by 2025….

Some Notes about #Edtech

Technology is defined as the “application of scientific knowledge” for different, but practical purposes. For instance, equipment, hand tools and machinery were developed from the application of scientific knowledge. Educational technology on the other hand is the ethical practice and study of improving performance and facilitating learning by utilizing, managing and creating appropriate technology resources…