Filming Tip: Film in Landscape, Not Portrait!

Here is a tip that I have wanted to share for a while now. Hopefully this will help when you have your students filming with their iPads or other devices. With the rise of smartphones nowadays, everyone is their own videographer. Almost everyone will take short videos when something exciting happens, be it a recital,…

5 Advantages of Using the iPad in the Classroom

The use of iPads in the classroom brings a multitude of advantages. Here are 5 of them: 1. Internet Access An iPad is a great tool when surfing the net. During class discussions, students could make use of this tool for reference aside from their books for information and ideas. Writing of assignments and creation…

Tip: Redeem Gift Cards Using iPad Camera in IOS 7

Here is a handy new iOS 7 feature: You can now scan the barcode of an iTunes/App Store gift card with your iPad/iPhone camera to redeem into your account. This feature was previously made available on newer Macs, but it wasn’t until IOS 7 that we can now do it from our iPads. To redeem,…

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know

Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students. This post…

Dropbox for Dummies: Why You Shouldn’t Need Your USB Key Again

“I will safely assume anyone who reads this blog is probably already up to date with Dropbox and its features. Please share this article with colleagues at your school who still have not migrated over from the USB key days of the mid-2000s.” Dropbox is my number one productivity tool that I use every single…

App Updates on your iPad: Should You Download Them?

Do you see that red bubble above? It indicates the number of apps that I have on that device that currently have updates. Does that bother you? I know people who must always have their apps updated. On the contrary, for myself, that number in the red bubble grows every day. On my iPhone, it…

How to Prepare Your iPad for the New School Year

Basics: How to prepare your iPad for the new school year Back to school. Three words teachers either despise or are very excited for. If you’re using an iPad for teaching for the first time, going back to school can feel nervewracking and overwhelming. While the learning curve for teaching with iPads is not necessarily…

Part Two: How To Manage Storage On Your iPad

Here are just a couple more tips on increasing your available storage on your iDevice. (If you haven’t read part one, check it out here.) Find apps that have data stored locally on your device that you don’t necessarily need. I was able to find two more data hogs. 1. Instagram (Yes, I know it’s primarily…

How To Manage Storage On Your iPad

Basic Post: Free up space on your iPad and iPhone! (**Update: I’ve written a second part: Click here after reading this post!) With all the apps that I download on my iPad on iPhone, I am finding myself constantly worrying about running out of storage. I have a 16gb iPad2. When I bought my iPhone5,…

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…