As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently working on vetting out device options for a brand new 1:1 program. The iPad and the Chromebook were two of the early forerunners, so I figured the best way to work out which one was a better choice was to dive into the key differences … Continue reading iPad vs. Chromebook: A Comparison of Key Features
I recently came across a fantastic infographic by Tony Vincent that features tons of ways you can utilize your iPad as a teacher. By breaking down the infographic into verbs like show, manage, assess and interact, Vincent is categorizing how the iPad can be used rather than what the iPad can do. I think this is a very … Continue reading InfoFriday: iPad As The Teacher’s Pet
I stumbled across this fantastic chart by the fine folks at TeachThought and Edudemic and had to share! Unlike my charts on aligning Twitter and Pinterest with Bloom's taxonomy, this chart focuses on teacher actions rather than student actions. Like my charts, however, it is broken down into three main ways teachers can use iPads: consume, … Continue reading 25 Ways Teachers Can Use iPads In The Classroom
The fine people at Custom Guide have created one-page reference cards for many popular technology products, but I found this iPad reference guide particularly useful. It is a fantastic summary of the basics of the iPad, including hardware, buttons, home screen applications and important gestures. It is definitely not a comprehensive guide to using the … Continue reading Your iPad In A Nutshell: A Quick Reference Card
Most of the time, the iPad is a fantastic device! Once in a while, though, the iPad can get a little cranky. In these situations, don’t panic! Just try these 5 things, first: Quit Frozen Applications Sometimes certain applications can slow down or have issues that ruin your overall iPad experience. Simply pressing the HOME … Continue reading 5 Things To Try If Your iPad Acts Up + Free Printable!
Saw this interesting infographic about the use of tablets in education on the Online Universities blog, and thought I would share: It's no surprise that Apple is the leading brand for tablet usage - everyone I know has an iPad. I haven't had much experience using Kindles, Nooks or other tablets, but am hoping to … Continue reading Teaching With Tablets: An Infographic
Well, it's almost the end of another week, and time for another educational technology cartoon! This cartoon perfectly sums up the change I am hearing about across the web - replacing textbooks with iPads and other eReader devices! What does this look like in your school? Do you support the idea of replacing books with … Continue reading LOL of the Week