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: 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…

iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6: The Best $100 You’ll Ever Spend

My colleague and good friend Matt Przybylski and I love discussing Apple products. He has had the iPhone 6 plus since day 1 (almost 3 months ago!). I have had it for just over three weeks. We wanted to take the opportunity to share why we think the 6 plus is the better phone. Here are some reasons why, if you are debating which iPhone to get next, the iPhone 6 Plus should be the one you get.

The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen

App-Addicted Teens As the digital Wild West forges ahead, it is our youth that are becoming the guinea pigs of this global experiment. The more that is realized regarding how platforms such as newfound apps affect teens, tweens and even toddlers, the more can be done to avoid any pitfalls. It is no surprise that…

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.

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…

Is iPad Teacher Training a Necessity?

The following excerpt was taken from a recent article on Edudemic, by Adam Webster (@cagelessthink). If you give a child a device they will sit and play with it until you ask them to stop and perhaps even after that they’ll still keep playing. If you give one to a teacher, they’ll do what they…

Benefits of Getting Professional Help With iPhone Accessories

One of the most important possessions that a person has is their phone and getting all of the right accessories is usually a top concern. There are so many different options out there in the world of phone accessories and getting the right ones can be a bit hard to do for a beginner. The…

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…

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…