Drawing with Paper – The Ultimate Fingerpaint App

Paper

Paper is the drawing app by Fifty Three that has been the digital sketchbook of choice in our household since its release. What makes Paper unique is that the app does not have the chrome and visible tool sets that are found in most drawing applications for the iPad (or Android tablets).  The idea behind […]

Classroom with 9 iPads, Now What?

Classroom with 9 iPads

About two years ago our district decided to take a drastic step in providing all of our students with a 21st century education. With the help of a technology bond initiative a few years back it was decided that all staff would receive an iPad and a MacBook to start the shift in teaching towards the […]

7 Writing Apps for Every Classroom Purpose

Writing Apps

I used to carry a pad of paper everywhere with me. Jot down ideas, appointments, thoughts and useless tidbits of information. But I don’t carry one any more. No, it’s not because my jeans are too tight (although some would argue this), and it’s not because I hate paper (paper still plays an important role in my digital world). It’s […]

How the iPad Affects Young Children, And What We Can Do About It

How the iPad Affects Young Children

What medium is delivering the best learning experience to your children? Just because a child is engaged on an iPad, are they learning more than they would with a picture book? In this intriguing TEDx talk, author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media Affects Your Young Child and Director of the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative, Lisa […]

Five Newsworthy Apps for the Connected Learner

CNN app on iPad

The Internet has made news, readily available, virtually instantaneous, and interactive. On the plus side, news via the web can provide global perspective. However, on the negative side, in the rush to be first with a breaking story, there are frequently inaccuracies. Web connected classrooms provide opportunities for students and teachers to read original material, discuss current […]

21st Century Music Lesson – Performing with iPads and Drumline

21st Century Music Lesson

Looking for something to make you feel GREAT on a Monday? Well here is the perfect fix, courtesy of St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School in San Francisco. Created in three weeks using spare time in literature and social studies classes, this amazingly beautiful and inspirational video is the perfect example of a 21st century music lesson! As well […]

Creating ‘Learning Zones’ Using iBeacon

iBeacon Learning Zones

Introduced in mid 2013 as a feature of iOS 7, Apple’s mobile notifications system iBeacon was created to help retailers notify in-store customers of particular offers or products. Now installed in a number of stores around the US, innovators are starting to experiment with other uses for this very personalised technology. One educator, Paul Hamilton, has been […]

Schoology or Edmodo? Choosing the Best LMS for your iPad Classroom

Schoology or Edmodo?

Working in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I needed something that would solve my workflow problems once and for all. I spent a very long time looking at various apps that all claimed to solve my workflow issues, and finally decided I wanted to use an LMS, as they had the added bonus of facilitating more […]