Category Archives: iPad

The Most Unusual and Necessary Piece of EdTech Advice Nobody Else Will Tell You


So you’re integrating technology into your teaching? Great decision! You’ll find heaps online on how to use technology to enhance teaching and learning. You’ll also find a great deal on how to set up your infrastructure effectively and how to … Continue reading

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The Real Benefit of iPads in Education: A Catalyst for a Critical Change in Pedagogy


During 2014, I conducted research at my school to see if the introduction of iPads as a learning technology had any educational merit.

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6 Calming Mantras for Teaching With Tech


These are the mantras I would like every person I help to integrate technology into their teaching to chant quietly to themselves from their sternums when they begin to feel overwhelmed or despondent or negative. Chanting these mantras will realign … Continue reading

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ClassCraft FTW! (Why ClassCraft is the Best Thing to Happen to Education Since the iPad)


ClassCraft is simply awesome! I’ve been using it now for a few months and I have been amazed at how it increases engagement in my class. Developed by high school Physics teacher Shawn Young, and successfully crowd-funded, ClassCraft is revolutionizing … Continue reading

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The Best iPad Apps for Education (2014 Edition)


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My Favourite Quirky But Useful iPad Apps


iPAD RULE ONE: THERE IS ALWAYS AN APP FOR THAT. Here are a few of my favourite less well-known, slightly strange, and strangely useful iPad apps. Click on the link below to access the list:

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iPads in Teaching – What Are They For?


This picture was drawn in response to a post called ‘Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?‘ by the esteemed Terry Heick. Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to … Continue reading

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The Little Book of iPad Safety


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How to Use Your iPad: A Checklist of Skills


Want to go from iPad noob to iPad ninja in just a few days? Use this checklist to guide your development, grasshopper. Click here to download the PDF version: iPad Skills Checklist or click 'Read More' below to access the … Continue reading

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Waze of Learning: On Crowd-Sourced Education


Have you come across Waze yet? I use it all the time – even during the short trip to work and back, when I don’t need help navigating. And when I need to go further afield my wife-like girlfriend insists … Continue reading

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Make It! (13 iPad Apps for Creative Teachers and Students)


Without really intending to, I’ve written a few posts recommending apps for the iPad and iPhone.   There’s the one where I recommend apps for Geography / Earth Science teachers… And then there’s the one for those interested in chess … Continue reading

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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science


Note: This post was published in 2013 and it may be slightly out of date. UPDATE: Here are 20 more! (December 2015) After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Digital Learning Apps Teachers Can Actually Use (By a Teacher Who Actually Uses Them).


This year I spent a lot of time exploring the bewildering array of educational software and apps for education. In what follows, I would like to offer a round-up of the apps I found particularly useful, as well as those which disappointed and annoyed me. I will finish by listing some of the most promising apps I would like to trial next year. Continue reading

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A Year With the Tribe: A Passionate Teacher Speaks About Teaching Boys


The following interview details the experiences of a South African teacher involved in an experimental programme in which boys and girls were split into separate classes in their English period. Melani van der Merwe’s experiences make for fascinating reading, and … Continue reading

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iTeaching: The New Pedagogy (How the iPad is Inspiring Better Ways of Teaching)


  GETTING TO KNOW YOUR IPAD: INTUITIVE, HANDS-ON, PLAYFUL TINKERING, SOCIAL & PERSONALISED LEARNING On that magical day when you got home from the iStore, peeled away the plastic shrink-wrap and opened up that white box to reveal the gadget … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Your iPad (For Teachers)


So you’ve just bought an iPad? You were finally swayed by what everyone’s saying about it. You can’t wait to get started so that you can see for yourself what all the hype’s about. You ask a few friends for … Continue reading

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