Find out what is using up your storage on your iOS device (Tech tip 1 of 31)
Apr19

Find out what is using up your storage on your iOS device (Tech tip 1 of 31)

iOS devices with smaller storage capacities can quickly fill up with a variety of recordings, projects and media. The installation of some applications may also use up large amounts of storage space as well. Inevitably, there will come a point where the storage capacity of the device will fill up and decisions will need to be made on applications and media that may need to be deleted, backed-up or uninstalled in order to free up more...

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5 awesome iOS apps for moviemaking on the iPad
Jan01

5 awesome iOS apps for moviemaking on the iPad

iMovie for iOS is Apple’s video editor for the iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. It is designed with a touch interface in mind and provides a very intuitive user experience. For the classroom, iMovie is a powerful tool for students to create content and demonstrate learning. However even with its growing list of features and effects, some students (and teachers) may already be looking for more functionality from iMovie. If you and...

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Assessing an App: A technical checklist for educators
Dec24

Assessing an App: A technical checklist for educators

There are plenty of websites and services that can help you locate some of the best iOS apps for the classroom (Edutecher, Edudemic and Education Apps on Pinterest). However, there comes a point where a teacher, a school or a school district will need to ultimately make the final decision on selecting the best and most appropriate apps for their students. This is easier said than done if you are not sure what to look for when...

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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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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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10 new iOS 8 features for the classroom
Sep18

10 new iOS 8 features for the classroom

At first sight, you might be tempted to say that iOS 8 is indistinguishable from iOS 7.  However, as you begin to dig deeper into the settings and features within the operating system, there are a number of changes and new tools that may be of great value to the learning environment.  Listed below are 10 features that I find particularly interesting as an educator and teacher… 1.  Add photos to notes – The Notes...

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