Who needs instructions anyway?

In my travels, both in and out of schools, I often encounter adults who are seemingly held back in their use of iOS devices.  I notice it more with iPads in schools and it is very common to hear a teacher say that they haven't been

Extreme Multitasking

A couple of weeks ago, I missed out on my early morning run. I decided to instead go for a run in the afternoon, taking my usual companions of iPhone, arm strap for the phone (with headphones of course), and our Siberian Husky. Already I was

The Swiss Army Device

The year 2012 saw many schools purchasing iPads for use in their classrooms.  The iPad has made made huge in-roads into education, and quickly developed a reputation as being a must-have device.  The content available through the AppStore has appealed to teachers of all learning areas,

BYO Creative Suite

The Adobe Creative Suite is by far the professional choice for all things digital-media-editing-print. In my experience for classroom use, we typically tap into no more than 5% of the capability of these programs, which sometimes can make it hard to justify spending the thousands of

The Future of Maths?

As a mathematics teacher, it always used to frustrate me that people seemed to increasingly rely on a calculator to do what could be accomplished in their head. Even if the answer requires more accuracy that can reasonably be accomplished mentally, the process of approximating a

AirPrint for iPad

If you are looking for a way to print from your iPad, it can be a little tricky trying to find a printer that does the job. AirPrint Activator from NetPuting is a great way for getting this done fairly easily. It's not ideal for large

Sharing files on iOS devices

I was recently given the challenge of compiling video from multiple iPads into a single device's Camera Roll so that an iMovie could be made. If anyone has tried to do this, you will appreciate just how challenging this is. While iCloud and PhotoStream allow for

Facebook Issues?

While watching some awesome breakfast TV this morning, I cam across this website: www.talkingbacktofacebook.com Turns out there is a book for parents to read through that in James P. Steyers words, 'helps inspire a national dialogue about what we as a society can do to minimize

60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Came across this presentation during a PD session with Aubin Grove Primary School. Someone has put together a list of applications available for education in a very cool and powerfully engaging Prezi! [prezi id='http://prezi.com/swceiv2g3bbt/60-educational-apps-in-60-minutes/' width='600'] Here's the link to the 60 iOS applications here - http://goo.gl/3co8s

New dropbox sharing options

        The ability to share folders with people using Dropbox has been a life saver. However, this only works if the other person has Dropbox. I find most people these days have the service, but it's still a little awkward setting up a

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