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…

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…

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…