Starting a Smart Home, Part One

This is the first of a series of articles on how to begin setting up your smart home. A lot of people nowadays have begun to equip their homes with “smart home” capabilities. However, I have still met people, including personal friends of mine, who are reluctant to have an Amazon Echo or Google Home…

5 Smart Ways to Utilize iPad Technology at School

Students today have been around Apple technology for most, if not all, of their lives. This means that they do not know what to do if they are in a classroom for eight hours a day without electronics. Technology is everywhere, and while it may sometimes bring unwanted texting into the classroom, it can also…

How Product Review Websites Bring Benefits to your Business

With studies showing that 90% of customers read online reviews before visiting a business, long gone are the days of customers speculating about a certain product. They would rather turn to third-party review websites for looking at the 10-best of their next potential purchase. While first-party reviews (reviews presented on a business’s website) are significant…

Teaching Skills that You Must Have With or Without the iPad

  Technology has drastically changed the way we educate our children. Instead of just writing in notebooks, students now can type their notes into their laptops, iPads, and even smartphones. Teachers, for their part, can also use their iPads to show videos, demonstrate concepts, and look up information at any time.  The use of handheld devices…

Being Amazon: How Does Artificial Intelligence Affect Online Store Search?

How has the behavior of users of online stores changed over the past 10 years? The Internet is oversaturated with information, and search is the only way to find relevant content, which is why Google controls the Internet. In e-commerce, a similar situation, only in miniature. The number of stores with 350K – 500K products…

Win an Apple Watch band from Monowear Design!

Monowear Design is in an American Company based in San Francisco, California. Their mission is to design “high-quality unique products at reasonable prices to reach more people.” I have been very impressed with my Monowear watch bands and reached out to them for a review and giveaway. If you’re an Apple fan, chances are already…

How To Use Your iPad Efficiently for Planning A Better University Life

Image from pixabay.com   There are so many things considered essential for university life nowadays, and an iPad is considered one of them by many students. iPads in the classroom are a common sight being used by both students and teachers to keep themselves up to date. But how does your iPad help you to plan a better university Life? Here are a few tips on how to…

App #55: Extempore – A Language Teacher’s Most Important Tool!

As a language educator, it is my goal for my students to be able to speak spontaneously in the target language. Every language teacher knows the challenge of getting all students to speak authentically in class. Here is an excellent tool that all foreign language teachers will love to have. Extempore is a service designed…

5 Impactful Ways the iPad Has Changed Teaching

Since the release of Apple’s iPad, there’s been an ongoing debate about whether or not the device should be used in schools to teach kids. Both sides of the argument were explored on The Verge, with one teacher stating that the iPad has helped him save time in grading, returning papers, and printing lesson documents. While…

How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching

  With their versatility as an educational device, it is no wonder that iPads have become a staple piece of technology in many classrooms around the world. The affordability, endless functionality, and features, along with the growing number of educational apps on offer make the iPad a great textbook replacement. However, there’s always room for…

Differentiated Instruction: Strategies for Teachers

It’s a familiar scene in classrooms across the country. A teacher has a class of thirty students and needs to teach a lesson about a new concept, like long division or prepositional phrases. Some students will take to the concept easily; others will struggle. How should the teacher structure the lesson so the greatest number…