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!

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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…

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…

My First Impressions of iOS 7, Apple’s New Operating System

It was an exciting week for Apple fans. I had some interesting conversations regarding Apple’s new operating system, iOS 7: “I don’t like this new iOS! I don’t know what to press!” That was my wife the other day as she borrowed my newly updated iPad. Another person I spoke to just today: “Hate it!…

Use Microsoft Excel Templates in Apple’s Numbers

I wrote a similar post last year, but thought I’d like to expand on this, since it is probably report card time soon for a lot of you. Numbers can be very handy for creating spreadsheets and calculating marks. Numbers is an official Apple app that is their version of the Microsoft spreadsheet program Excel….

$10 off iTunes and App Store cards

Apple fans, definitely take advantage of these deals whenever they come. Right now in Canada, we can get $10 off a $50 gift card at 7-Eleven (until November 15) I buy the App Store card, which can be used for music, games and more importantly apps for education! Using these cards will automatically give you…

iPad mini: First Impressions

The iPad mini was released in stores today. I went in to my neighbourhood Apple store, curious, to check out the hype myself. My friend had texted me in the morning and told me that he was quite impressed with it, stating, “Having held one (the mini), it makes the original iPad very heavy.” As…