Oristand: An Affordable Standing Desk Solution [WIN ONE!]

Introduction Standing desks have increased in popularity over the last little while. Its ergonomic nature appealing for people who sit in front of a computer all day long. Studies show that the damage to your back over years of improper posture at a desk is often irreversible. The Oristand is a unique, no-frills creation aimed…

7 Best VPN for iPad and iPhone

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) is a technology that establishes a secure connection between the host device and the internet. The encrypted connection offers a superior layer of protection as compared to having a simple antivirus to serve as protection for your device. Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad greatly benefit from using a VPN…

The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone

If you’re using an Apple iPhone or an iPad, you’re probably thinking that you need some extra storage space for all your data, especially considering that Apple devices do not come with any expandable memory capabilities. If you don’t already have a cloud service that allows you to store and sync your data, you can…

Five BIG Themes for 2016 iPad Learning

I had the pleasure once again to work together with Richard Wells from New Zealand. He recently reworked his website from iPadwells.com to eduwells.com. Give it a look if you haven’t checked it out lately!

iPad Pro User Profile: Aaron Gysbers

  Aaron Gysbers is a personal friend and former coworker of mine who teaches in an Independent School in Burnaby, British Columbia. He very recently was able to purchase an iPad Pro (plus accessories) to use for his role as “Technology Champion” at his school. Being very new to iPads, I wanted to ask him…

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…

Why iPads are magic and why that may (not) matter

The following is a guest post from colleague Dr. Guy Trainin, a professor of Literacy at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Trainin is a very avid YouTube author with very helpful iPad videos. A few weeks ago I created two of my favorite episodes on me podcast iPads in the Classroom. One was about viruses…

How to Save Unnecessary Data Charges on your iPhone or iPad

These days, the world is at your fingertips wherever you are. Anyone with a data connection and a smartphone has literally the entire Internet in his/her pocket. However, not all apps are created equally, in terms of the amount of data that they use in order to run. This is a quick tip on how…

App #57: Blue Planet Tales

Blue Planet Tales, an app for teaching history and science in schools. “If we teach kids history and science in the conventional way, they soon grow bored and run from it. But if we teach them with the advantages of new technologies, they learn better and want to know more.” This statement was made by…