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…

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,…

ProTuber for YouTube [free] – Save YouTube Videos to Camera Roll!

**Update November 2013! Looks like this app has been pulled from the App Store. If you were able to download it, do NOT update! —————————————– Grab this app while you can! ProTuber (free, universal) allows you to download YouTube videos onto your Camera Roll. This is a feature that I have discussed during my reviews…

Your Perfect Solution For Sharing Student iPad Projects

There is an ever growing number of teachers and students using iPads for creation projects. Little by little, people are understanding that the iPad is not just a consumption device for reading emails, watching YouTube and checking FaceBook and Twitter. The iPad is a powerful creation device. But an issue arose during the year at…

App #20: Pinnacle Studio for iPad (updated!)

Great news for iPad 2 (or newer) owners! Pinnacle Studio (formerly known as Avid Studio) is currently available for $7.99USD. Pinnacle Studio is a video editing app from Corel that arrived this past February, and was released to go head-to-head with Apple's own iMovie (also $4.99). It has been very well received and is definitely…

App #14: SloPro for iPhone and iPad

SloPro (app link) is a fun iPhone and iPad video-making app that allows you to slow down your videos without losing any image quality. When you shoot a video within this app, it will shoot it in 60fps (frames per second), as opposed to the usual 30fps.* This will allow the resulting video to be…