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…

AirFile for iOS 8: Cloud Storage Made Easy [PROMO CODE GIVEAWAY]

This is an update to a post I published almost two years ago. AirFile is a great file-manager for iPad and iPhone.┬áIt is an incredibly useful cloud-manager if you, like me, have multiple cloud services for all your files. I have a few promo codes to give away. Just read to the end of the…

App #53 – Capo Touch – PROMO CODE GIVEAWAY!

Capo Touch (iTunes link, currently on sale for $4.99), originally a Mac app, has recently been released as an excellent iOS app that will make the iPhone and iPad all the more powerful in playing music. All tech-savvy musicians, especially guitarists and bassists should get this app. I can guarantee that it will impress you….

How to Easily Use iWork and MS Office Together

Here is a quick tip if you are working within both iWork and Microsoft Office. Apple announced some great new features in iOS8 last week. iCloud Drive will be an excellent addition to file structure implentation for iPads. Users will be able to take advantage of these features in the fall. Until then, this new…

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…

Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself!

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. –Evernote.com (Try out ONE MONTH of the Premium version of Evernote for free by clicking the link at the bottom of this post!) I’ve always wanted to write a post on Evernote. It…

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…

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…

App #44: IFTTT (free)

IFTTT (If this, then that) has been around on the web for a couple of years now, but has now come up with its own iOS app. This is a free service that lets you automate actions within your iPhone. This is great service if you use apps such as Dropbox, Evernote, Instagram, Twitter etc….

Your Perfect Solution For Sharing Student iPad Projects

There is an ever growing number of teachers and students using iPads for creation projects. Little by little, people are understanding that the iPad is not just a consumption device for reading emails, watching YouTube and checking FaceBook and Twitter. The iPad is a powerful creation device. But an issue arose during the year at…