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…

What Are Docker Containers and What Can You Use Them For?

There has been quite a lot of talk about Docker lately, and it is important that you know exactly what it is and the uses for it. It is essentially a tool that can be used for the purpose of creating, deploying and executing applications via containers. With the help of containers, developers can package…

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…

Reasons Why You Should Take Your iPad to A Professional for Repair

Whether you are an unfortunate parent who recently invested a fortune in the latest iPad and it got smashed while your toddler was enjoying “Daddy Finger” on it, or a just someone who accidentally dropped it off while working and the front panel destroyed. IPads are gorgeous machines but at the same time, they are…

Tips For Using iPads in the Classroom

We are living in a world where technological advancement is taking place at a very rapid rate. Just imagine the state of technology even just around ten years ago: It was quite a different landscape. There wasn’t much in the way of smartphones and other electronic devices. The year 2010 came the arrival of the…

Things You Should Remember When Starting a Software Development Project

No matter how old your business is and regardless of the industry in which it operates, the business ecosystems are changing dynamically and are being largely driven by the use of relevant technological tools. From communications to databases, to inventory management to customer support and beyond, the importance of technological tools cannot be overlooked if…

What Makes Educational Apps Tick?​

There's no denying that the iPad has helped teachers around the world deliver their curriculum in new and exciting ways. With a variety of apps that help keep materials organized, offer new approaches to interactive learning, and assist in group projects as well as individual assignments, these neat devices have certainly earned their keep in…