Dropbox for Dummies: Why You Shouldn’t Need Your USB Key Again

“I will safely assume anyone who reads this blog is probably already up to date with Dropbox and its features. Please share this article with colleagues at your school who still have not migrated over from the USB key days of the mid-2000s.” Dropbox is my number one productivity tool that I use every single…

App #47: Silent Light

It is safe to say that most teachers have struggled with classroom management at one point or another in their careers. As we gain teaching experience, our management ideally should become better over time. Silent Light is a brand new app that can assist you with the noise levels in your classroom. Here is a…

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…

Guest Post: 10 Great Ideas for Using iPads in the Classroom

The iPad isn’t just a great tool for reading your e-books or surfing the web while you’re waiting for your plane. It is a powerful and sophisticated piece of technology that can help teachers connect with students and facilitate learning in the classroom. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of great apps that can help…

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…

Content Creation Apps

The trend in the past year of iPad usage is slowly moving towards using the iPad as a creation device, as opposed to just a consumption device. More and more people I know are creating great material with iPads. Outside of the education spectrum, however, I still know a lot of people who just use…

App #39: Markup [PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!]

“Our mission is to achieve a paperless classroom. With Markup, teachers can grade assignments on the iPad.” From the developers of the remarkably popular ShowMe comes Markup ($1.99, app website here), an intuitive and simple-to-use annotation app, specifically designed for educators. I have up to FIVE promo codes to give away to lucky teachers. Read…

Thank You TeacherKit!

A few months ago, I entered a contest to win an iPad mini, given be the makers of TeacherKit. People were asked to make a video describing how TeacherKit has affected their teaching experiences. Since I use the app quite regularly and enjoy making videos, I took the challenge and submitted one. After a few…

App #38: Fractions+ [Promo Codes Available]

From Omega Labs, the same developers who brought you Mathtopia+, come another brand new math app called Fractions+ ($.99, click here for the developer website). It contains the same great “Bejeweled” type game-play, but this time incorporates fractions. Fractions+ will keep teachers, parents and kids excited about reviewing math fractions, a concept that most definitely…