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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10 Signs that You are an Excellent iPad Educator

My good friend, fellow French teacher and colleague Sylvia Duckworth and I brainstormed the following. Sylvia has been a huge advocate for using technology in the classroom, and has actively used iPads in her classes for the past couple years. Check out her excellent website, which contains a multitude of teaching ideas using technology as…

Kahoot – A Free Game Your Students Will Love

Kahoot is a educational tool that your students will love. It is not an “app” per se, however you can use basically any tablet or device or computer that is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Students will love to come competitive aspect to this tool. It is easy to use. It only takes a few…

Slingshot – Share Your iOS/MAC Screen with Anyone Around the World!

From the makers of the extremely popular Reflector (also featured on teachingwithipad.org) comes an exciting new application called Slingshot. If used to its full potential, Slingshot can bring together both educators and their students to collaborate and make presentations in a whole new way. AirPlay mirroring has been an excellent feature in the classroom to…

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom

I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post,…

PowerPoint for iPad – Worth a Second Look [VIDEO]

Despite my ramblings and complaints about the $99 subscription needed to properly use Microsoft's office last week, I have come to enjoy using PowerPoint for iPad in the classroom. No, I have not paid the money to subscribe. In fact, I chose to actually delete Word and Excel as I don't see a need for…

App #52: USA Illustrated Atlas

Here is a brand new app that both teachers and students will enjoy. USA illustrated Atlas ($1.99, iTunes link) is a USA map app that features six different interactive maps plus four different review fun games the kids can play after the material is learnt. Discover several (almost 200!) different details about the Unites States…

Microsoft Office for iPad? A Teacher’s Opinion

MS Office was finally made available for the iPad this past week. This is a long-awaited release, almost four years after the release of Apple's tablet. While the apps are all free to download, you are only able to view documents, and will need to pay a rather large subscription fee of $99 every year…

Using DisplayNote to Collaborate with Students on iPads and Mirror Your Lessons

DisplayNote is a software and app solution that gives a way of tying all these elements together. Simply load the software onto your computer (Mac or PC). When you open it up, it will work as an overlay to the computer desktop and give you a bank of interactive tools that you can use from your computer or any interactive display.

How iPads Can Create a More Engaging Classroom

Not long ago, a teacher had nothing more to rely on than knowledge, textbooks and a few markers. Technology has slowly changed that in the past few years, with the Internet, multimedia programs and computers increasing their presence in the classroom. But with the rise of tablet tech, the student-teacher experience is facing a subtle…