App #5: Goodreader for iPad, part 1

Goodreader for iPad This app can become your best teaching tool! Where should I start with this incredible app? I would say that this is my most frequently used app while teaching with the iPad. I do not really use this for mirrored projection for the students to see, but more for when I need…

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…

9 Practical Ways to Use your iPad in Teaching

A Glimpse at My Daily iPad Use in Class Although I have already written about most of these apps before, I thought I would summarize and show you some of the ways I use my iPad as a traveling language teacher. I teach in several different classrooms throughout the day, so having an iPad is…

App #39: Markup [PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!]

“Our mission is to achieve a paperless classroom. With Markup, teachers can grade assignments on the iPad.” From the developers of the remarkably popular ShowMe comes Markup ($1.99, app website here), an intuitive and simple-to-use annotation app, specifically designed for educators. I have up to FIVE promo codes to give away to lucky teachers. Read…

App #32: Penultimate for iPad (now FREE!)

Great news! Penultimate for iPad is now available free of charge (formerly $0.99). This is the ultimate handwriting and sketching app for iPad. Like Skitch, Penultimate was purchased by Evernote in 2012, and has since included full Evernote integration through all devices. Not an Evernote fan or user? You have the option to not sync…

Just get an iPad for Christmas? Here are some tips for setting it up!

Here is another post under the “Basics” category: Setting up an iPad for the first time. If you have just received (or purchased) your first iPad this Christmas, hopefully this post can help you get started. Congratulations on your new iPad. iPads are an excellent device to use in teaching. There are endless ways that…

App #28: TubeBox Pro for YouTube [REVIEW]

**Update February 18, 2013 Great news! Thanks to reader Justin, it looks like TubeBox Pro has be re-released under a new name: Instatube. Go download it while it’s free and available! **Update February 4, 2013 This post seems to be getting a lot of hits, so I thought I’d better update it. It looks like…

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQ’s that I receive: Which iPad do you use currently? I have an iPad 4th gen 32 gb wifi and an iPad 2 16 Wifi. My wife has an iPad mini 16 gb. Which application do you blog from? For the longest time I was blogging solely from my iPad using Blogsy….