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…

App #41: Sock Puppets [Promo Codes Available!]

As a primary school teacher, I am always looking for ways to enhance the learning experiences for my students. As we have recently set up a partial class set of iPad minis, we are encouraging all of our teachers to use content-creation apps as opposed to content-specific consumption apps to share our knowledge. Sock Puppets…

How To Manage Storage On Your iPad

Basic Post: Free up space on your iPad and iPhone! (**Update: I’ve written a second part: Click here after reading this post!) With all the apps that I download on my iPad on iPhone, I am finding myself constantly worrying about running out of storage. I have a 16gb iPad2. When I bought my iPhone5,…

App #37: Pocket (Save Your Articles For Later!)

If you're anything like me, you like to read a lot of articles online. Whenever I have a free moment, I find myself reading tech (and other) blogs on both my iPhone and iPad. While sometimes I will share a great article through Twitter, sometimes there are times where I only want to save it…

My Response to “Our School Would Be Better Off Without iPads”

Here is a quote from the article entitled “Our School Would Be Better Off Without iPads”. It is taken directly from the comments on a previous article on Edudemic from a student of a teacher who misuses his iPad: “I get that iPads can help students learn and it can open up new opportunities to…

How to be a TERRIBLE iPad Teacher

The following is a list, written in the first-person, of ideologies or stances from a Terrible iPad Teacher: 1. I own an iPad and I use it in class. I am, therefore, an effective Twenty-First century educator. Things in life don’t come easy. Nobody masters an educational tool overnight. Simply owning a piece of technology…

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….

Reflector (Mac/PC app) – Mirror your iPad/iPhone on your computer!

Here is an affordable way to mirror your iPad/iPhone in your classroom if you do not wish to purchase the $99 AppleTV. Reflector ($12.99, formerly known as Reflection) is a great Mac/PC app that is extremely easy to set up and use. First, what is mirroring? Mirroring your iPad/iPhone and even the latest 5th generation…

App #32: Penultimate for iPad (now FREE!)

Great news! Penultimate for iPad is now available free of charge (formerly $0.99). This is the ultimate handwriting and sketching app for iPad. Like Skitch, Penultimate was purchased by Evernote in 2012, and has since included full Evernote integration through all devices. Not an Evernote fan or user? You have the option to not sync…

App #22: UPDATED! TeacherKit for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch [REVIEW]

**This post has been updated January 2013 to show homeroom teachers how to duplicate a class for different subjects! Scroll to the bottom. Teacherkit for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is a free app (iTunes link) for teachers that many iPad/iPhone users will find extremely useful in the classroom. This app, formerly known as TeacherPal,…

Dropbox tip: Save your email attachments directly to Dropbox!

We all know Dropbox is a great tool for placing files onto your iPads. It is a service that allows you to store your documents online and view them on all your computers, mobile devices, and even on any computer via its website. Having Dropbox has literally freed me from EVER plugging in my iPad…