By Jon Corippo iPads in general are not multi-user devices. Using the Google Classroom app an iPad can be shared amongst students. Sign Out The key to using Google Classroom on an iPad with multiple students is teaching the students to make sure they sign out after using the app. Turning in Work Students can use almost any app, including… Read More »iPads & Google Classroom – Multi-User Device
By Holly Clark Digital workflow has long been a problem for those trying to incorporate digital products into their classrooms. That was until Google Apps for Education came along and started making things more collaborative and turning in work in became easier with the use of shared folders. Then in August, Google Classroom came out and teachers everywhere have… Read More »Unleash the Power: A Quick Look at Google Classroom for the iPad
I believe Physical Education is an important part of schools. Being an expert in EdTech, I will occasionally encounter a comment along the lines of “You can not use technology in PE.” I know many excellent PE teachers who are not only using technology in their classes, but are doing amazing things with it. Fellow Google Certified Teacher, Jarrod from Australia,… Read More »iPad in Physical Education Bootcamp
Thank you to Dave Mulder for allowing me to share his playlist of videos. Dave is sharing some great tips on discussion boards in an online class. In addition to interesting content, Dave did a great job creating the video. Here are some tips for making videos like Dave: Playlist Notice Dave opted to create a playlist of videos rather than one… Read More »Instructional Video Tips with Dave Mulder
At a math conference where the teachers were handed iPads, one teacher did not want to set up her iPad with a Credit Card. It seemed that we have to enter either a credit card number or put in a gift card. However, she did not want to do either. Thank you to @techcoor who helped to find the answer.… Read More »Set Up an iPad Without a Credit Card
This week I was working with middle school algebra teachers who all received iPads. Below is the spreadsheet of some sample apps I put together. The second tab has some resources for them to check out.
Recently I downloaded the Blek game onto my iOS device (android is coming). I have really enjoyed playing this game due to it’s unique gameplay. The objective is to draw a pattern with an ink line and to hit all of the colored dots. The pattern you draw loops infinitely. The line will bounce off of the sides. The top… Read More »Blek Game – Learn by Failure
Keyboard Tips for the iPad Split the Keyboard Split the Keyboard by placing your thumbs in the middle of the on screen keyboard and pulling your thumbs toward the edge of the iPad. You are making contact with the iPad the whole time. You can move the keyboard up and down by holding your finger in the bottom right hand… Read More »iPad Keyboard Tips
My trick for getting things onto my iPad… I email it to myself. If you send yourself a Word document or PowerPoint (or other file types) you can hold your finger down on the attachment and launch it on the iPad.
Recently Kids Discover posted my article on 5 Tips for Better Presentation Slides. One of the suggestions I gave was to draw your own slides in Paper 53. This helps you to ensure that you have the perfect image to go along with your message, and your presentation looks unique. Amy Burvall Amy Burvall does an amazing job of this.… Read More »Draw Your Slides with Paper 53
My little one was playing around on the iPad this morning. He does not know to not touch the home button since it will exit him out of the application. In the classroom if we are using an iPad as a station we may want help students stay focused on the app we are asking them to use. Guided… Read More »Guided Access on the iPad
I have found that it is cheaper to purchase books through the Kindle bookstore rather than iBooks. I also have multiple devices including a Nexus 10 tablet and a Nexus 7 tablet. By purchasing books on Kindle I can access the books on my iPad, Nexus devices and the web. While reading on the tablet I am able to… Read More »Using the Kindle App
Here is my video for the Apple Distinguished Educator program. This will be a great opportunity for me to learn and contribute to a community of amazing educators. Fingers crossed!!!
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year there was no shortage of cases being displayed. Walking by the m edge booth I was excited to see iPad cases that featured classic book covers. Unfortunately I had to be in Vegas over my anniversary while my wonderful husband was at home. His favorite book is the Great Gatsby and… Read More »Literature Book Covers for iPads
I bought the iPad when it was first announced and immediately started integrating it into the classroom. Undoubtedly it is a tool that with the right teacher can inspire students and increase student learning. I was honored to work for 13 years at Clovis High School with Diana Herrington who is an amazing math teacher. Diana has inspired and mentored… Read More »Highlight on Diana Herrington and the iPad