Enable Restrictions in iOS to better manage your classroom iPads
Nov17

Enable Restrictions in iOS to better manage your classroom iPads

For those who are manually managing school or classroom iPads, setting up and restoring a collection of iOS devices is a time consuming activity.  Configurator offers an automated option to configure and maintain iPads but if these devices are left open and unrestricted, users can quickly undo your hard work.  Whether you are managing sets of iPads or just your own, be sure to become familiar with the options after...

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Storify: A teaching tool to differentiate instruction
Nov12

Storify: A teaching tool to differentiate instruction

Storify is an online application where users can create a story (although you can think of it as a list, collection or lesson) by bringing together material and content from other social media platforms.  This Web 2.0 platform presents the opportunity for teachers to further differentiate content, process and product within their own classrooms.  Content can be pulled from a number of sources such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram,...

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5 Cool New Features With iMovie (iOS) Version 2.1
Nov11

5 Cool New Features With iMovie (iOS) Version 2.1

The iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone have access to a pretty impressive video editor with iMovie for iOS.  With the release of iOS 8, Apple also updated iMovie with some new effects and functions that will be of interest to any mobile moviemaker.    Here are 5 cool new features with iMovie (iOS) version 2.1.: Adjust playback speed within portions of a video clip Some new animated titles paired with sound effects 10 new filters that can be...

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Doodle: My great timesaver in scheduling & coordinating
Nov06

Doodle: My great timesaver in scheduling & coordinating

As someone who supports students, teachers and schools in my school board it requires me to try to arrange meetings with different stakeholders where I need to either coordinate a common meeting time or set up a series of individual meetings within a specified period of time. I have always found this to be incredibly time consuming as it requires a barrage of exchanging emails, phone calls, text messages, etc. I have always accepted...

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Stock Video Footage For The Classroom
Nov05

Stock Video Footage For The Classroom

Whenever I am out in the city or travelling, I try to make a point of shooting some stock video footage for the classroom.  For teachers who employ video production as a way for students to engage new concepts and demonstrate understanding in the classroom, the use of stock and prerecorded media can help enhance the final product and streamline the creative process.  Below are some clips that students (as well as teachers) can use as...

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