Basic Tip: Upload Multiple Files to the Cloud from your iPhone/iPad

Here is another basic tip for collecting assignments over email and uploading them to your cloud service provider. My 75 fifth grade students were given an assignment to create projects using either PowerPoint or Keynote. It was a home assignment, and not one that we did in the computer lab. To collect the presentations, I…

The New iPad Air 2: What it Means for Teaching

There was another Apple Keynote today, and the iPad Air 2 was announced. Although it may not have had the same fanfare as the iPhone event a few weeks ago, there are definitely some exciting changes for the iPad. For those of us thinking of getting one, I wanted to share some thoughts as to how the improvements shared today will effect the future of iPads in education.

App #55: Make it! [Promo Codes Available!]

Are you a teacher that has lots of ideas for review games for your students? Here is an app where you can begin building your collection. There is a large selection of templates to help you along. You can import your own pictures/images. Make it is an original app that fosters individual creativity, both of…

App # 54: Frolyc + Activity Spot – Win a Premium Account!

I have TWO premium accounts to give away to lucky readers. Please read until the end to find out how! Introducing Frolyc, an amazing teaching tool for teachers of Kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. Frolyc is a web-based platform for teachers to create, curate, share and publish educational activities. Frolyc's main selling…

Getting Technical – Innovative Ways to Use the iPad in the Classroom

With its sleek design, Apple scored a home run with the iPad. Now it’s common to see these handy devices on planes, trains and in automobiles, in offices… in fact, just about anywhere. This includes the classroom, where it has dawned on schools that iPad can be innovative way to teach students, and help them…

Green Screen Movie FX Studio – Promo Codes Available!

In preparing for a Green Screen Workshop this week, my good friend Matt and I created this presentation profiling the app Green Screen Movie FX Studio, by Epocfield ($2.99, iTunes link). We have been using this app for almost two years now, and have been very happy with what it can achieve. Although the learning…

Epic: Tons of Books Available on iPad!

The following is a guest post from colleague Sharon Snyder, a kindergarten teacher and avid iPad user. She has very recently discovered this great reading app for younger kids. Epic (iTunes link) was created because the developers noticed that when kids used iPads, they were often playing games or viewing videos. They wanted to make…

An Effective Visual Vocabulary iPad Lesson, done in Minutes

Here is a quick tool that I use with my iPad this week that was very effective for my younger grades. We know that most kids learn better visually. With my vocabulary many lists within my curriculum, I was able to quickly search for images using Google images. I quickly went through each list, and…