Quick Tip: Easily Add Great Images to your Quizlet Sets!

If you’re a teacher, you’ll love to use Quizlet as a superb teaching tool. I use it regularly in my classroom, and my students use it as a means to review at home using their tablets or computers. Quizlet has proven to be an excellent way to review vocabulary and other facts both in the…

An Effective Visual Vocabulary iPad Lesson, done in Minutes

Here is a quick tool that I use with my iPad this week that was very effective for my younger grades. We know that most kids learn better visually. With my vocabulary many lists within my curriculum, I was able to quickly search for images using Google images. I quickly went through each list, and…

Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8?

Update: October 21, 2014! A lot of people must have complained, because Camera Roll and My PhotoStream have resurrected. Download the latest software update, iOS 8.1, and everything will be like it was. Really unhappy that camera roll is gone from is iOS 8 @APPLEOFFIClAL #why?— Rene Gaudreau (@rgaudreau) September 20, 2014 People who downloaded…

iMovie Trailers – A Fun & Easy Icebreaker!

iMovie trailers on iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom. iMovie comes free from Apple with new devices. If you have an older iDevice, it will cost you $4.99USD. You will need around one iPad per group of 2-6 students….

Dropbox Tip: Saving Local Files on your Computer

Hi, I saw your article on teachingwithipad.org and thought maybe you could help me accomplish something. I am trying to copy files that have been shared with me by a friend who has Dropbox onto my computer or an external hard drive somewhere..not just hanging out in my cloud..so that if they are unshared with…

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…

Use Instant Alpha to Remove the Backgrounds of Images on iPad

A recent new and relatively little-known feature was added to the Keynote and Pages apps that makes removing the background of any image an easy task. The other day I showed one of my classes a picture of me jumping in front leaning tower of Pisa from a few years ago. Since this was a…

Lost Your Apple TV Remote? You Don’t Need to Buy Another!

 Here is another handy tip for all Apple TV owners. Apple TV has proven to be a very useful gadget, both at home and at school. Airplay mirroring is its best feature. I am able to show whatever is on my iPad/iPhone screen and beam it up to a big-screen TV or a projector. I…

How to use Voice Dictation on Your iPad and iPhone

Do you see that microphone button at the bottom left of the iPad screen when the keyboard appears? I always knew about the dictation feature, but I never really used it before a couple weeks ago. I’m actually writing this post by speaking it, all while in the car!

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,…