App #28: TubeBox Pro for YouTube [REVIEW]

**Update February 18, 2013 Great news! Thanks to reader Justin, it looks like TubeBox Pro has be re-released under a new name: Instatube. Go download it while it’s free and available! **Update February 4, 2013 This post seems to be getting a lot of hits, so I thought I’d better update it. It looks like…

App #25: Game Show Soundboard -Free! [REVIEW]

  Teachers who enjoy playing any types of games or competitions in their classes will enjoy Game Show Soundboard (iTunes link), a free sound effects app that I found while preparing for an all-school assembly earlier this year. I was the host to a trivia show which featured the a group of students vs. selected…

Apple Lightning Connector and Adaptors: What they mean for you

With the new iPhone 5, fifth generation iPod touch, and newest iPod Nano, Apple has introduced the new lightning connector. It replaces the 30-pin connector that we have all become accustomed with over the past decade. A review: First of all, the positives: The lightning connector is tiny, measuring at less than 7 millimetres in…

Scoop.it! A great way to read up on iPads in Education!

I would just like to quickly let you iPad teachers know of a great iPad resource: The iPads in Education Scoop.it page. This website is curated by John Evans, and has many new and interesting articles every day regarding iPads in education. The layout on the iPad is appealing and easy to maneuvre around: John…

Great improvements to Evernote Skitch for iPad and iPhone!

**Updates Looks like disgruntled Mac Skitch users were able to get their old features back, by “downgrading” back to the old version of Skitch. The 60 mb monthly upload allowance to Evernote is going to pose a problem for Skitch users. The first day I uploaded 10 Skitch images, I ended up using 38 megabytes!…

App #19: Notebook for iPad – SMART Board iPad app [REVIEW]

This weekend I was excited to see that an iPad SMART Board app has been released, at the end of August. I was flipping through my iPad reader on Zite when the title: SMART Boards and the Notebook for iPad App hit my eye. This was the article that I read, by James Hollis, a…

Apps #17 and #18: iSmug and uSmug

Following my short review of the photo backup and sharing service Smugmug, I'd like to share two apps that allow for photo viewing on the iPad or iPhone. First, iSmug ($1.99, iTunes link) is an app for people who already have a Smugmug account. It is a universal app where you can fluidly view all…

Smugmug: Peace of mind in photo and video backup

For the past few years, my wife and I have taken thousands of photos. Vacations and the birth of our child in 2010 have been the highlight and majority of them. While I make a conscious effort to back up my photos on to our external harddrives, my wife has always shuddered at the thought…

App #16: The updated iOS Wordpress app

I am typing part of this post waiting for a flight using the newly updated WordPress app (free) for iPhone and iPad. It's a very impressive update to an app that was barely usable beforehand. I'm at the Seattle airport on my way to San Francisco. The app also has an extensive statistics section, where…

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…