App #59: iPad Teacher Guide [Promo Codes Available]

I would like to introduce you to a fantastic app for teaching with the iPad: iPad Teacher Guide ($2.99USD iTunes link). This app includes literally hundreds of lesson activity ideas for all age groups across several subject areas. I am giving you a chance to win one of five promo codes for this app. Just…

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…

Writing on the iPad: 6 Reasons Why Evernote is Brilliant

In the ongoing quest to promote Content-Creation on the iPad, I am going to write a short series of posts focusing on writing with the iPad. I will explore a few different apps to use when you want to write. Hardware There are a multitude of bluetooth keyboards available for iPad. You can see them…

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…

10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator

My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively used iPads in her classes for the past couple years. Check out her excellent website, which contains a multitude of teaching ideas using technology as…

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…

Use Apple TV in the Classroom? Please Do This Tip!

Here is a quick tip for Apple TV teachers! This is a must for those teachers use the great benefits that the AppleTV can bring to the classroom. Do you see this intro screen when the Apple TV turns on? Those movies on the top? While a lot of these are the most popular movies…

Adapting Your Business to an iPad Billing Environment

There’s no arguing that iPads have permeated their way through most streams of education. These amazing devices are becoming more evident in all areas of lives, both for fun and work. Whether you’re in the educational sector or business sector, iPads have become the norm. It is a good service that we provide our students…

2 Teachers have 9 Thoughts as iPad Turns 5!

Introduction The iPad was first introduced almost exactly five years ago (February, 2010). Has time ever flown by! I remember the first impressions were mostly somewhat negative, and people wondered about their purpose. “Isn't it just a big iPod touch?” The name “iPad” was mocked by people everywhere. Now, half a decade later, the iPad…

Kahoot – A Free Game Your Students Will Love

Kahoot is a educational tool that your students will love. It is not an “app” per se, however you can use basically any tablet or device or computer that is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Students will love to come competitive aspect to this tool. It is easy to use. It only takes a few…