This…. this is my blog of my adventures with the magical world of Apple and it’s devices. My story of the journey of using, creating, and learning. and so…. the great tale continues today with another episode in the “I can’t believe it” category. Astute readers will notice something missing in the picture above – my Apple Watch! Pretty funny tan line hey? That’s what … Continue reading My iOS Device Journey
Progress and improvements in capabilities are expected in technology. In fact, I’ve told my own kids – “Buy the best tech you can afford/need at the best price you can find then don’t look back!” Soon a newer and shinier and faster and more capable thing will appear. It is the way it is. Once you do make the decision to make a tech purchase though … Continue reading Be a User – Embrace new Tech! Discover the Joys Waiting For YOU!
As this blog is as much about me sharing my use of technology in education as it is to journal my journey with my technology, this post is to mark the end of an era…. (If you don’t want to read a story about my tech acquisitions then move on and save some time. This post is about me saving money and buying more toys!) Spring … Continue reading The End of an Era
Ok people listen up because this is important! If you don’t have an app to take care of all you passwords and vital information like card numbers, bank numbers and everything else you can think of then you are in dire need of clicking the link below and buying OneSafe 4 NOW! It is only $0.99 for one day! oneSafe4 That’s all I have time … Continue reading OneSafe 4 Has Arrived – THIS IS IMPORTANT! You NEED a password app.
I have to say that one of the most used apps on my iPad is my RSS news feed app. It is through my RSS news feeds that I can follow an absurd number of websites, blogs, news updates and almost anything on the web that I am interested in. I used to go visit a small handful of sites every day hoping for … Continue reading Using An RSS News Reader and Blogs To Give Students Feedback on Assignments
Teachers all understand the importance of saving even a few keystrokes, a few seconds, in front of a class of middle students! The more that technology takes a back seat in a lesson plan the better off we all are. If the tech isn't bringing attention to itself but the students learning is front and center then the tech is in the right place. That … Continue reading Save Time In Front Of Class With LaunchCenter Pro for iPad
Are you a Marching Band Director with an iPad? Well then you are probably working through much of the same preparation as I am. How does my iPad help me in all of this craziness? DRILL PREP: In the prep of the drill I have my iPad on the entire time even though I am writing drill in Pyware 3D. On the iPad I use UnRealBook … Continue reading Essential iPad Apps For Marching Band Directors (during the prep for marching season)
Technology comes and goes. That could spell disaster for you! What if you have critical notes/information typed up and stored in a document that you can no longer access because the app you used doesn’t work on the latest version of the operating system? What is you stored all your Professional Development documents in “the cloud” but that cloud doesn’t exist anymore? Apple Computer is one … Continue reading Making sure your information has the ability to withstand the trends!
I have a very short list of the most important pieces of technology that I could not do without in my band room rehearsals. (This is above and beyond the technology associated with quality instruments!) My iPad (This benefits me but also my students. By keeping me more organized it helps me run a much more efficient rehearsal and therefore helps me teach to a … Continue reading Top Tech for my Band Room – Open Peoples Eyes!
This post will be updating through the next week as I keep track of the apps I use from day to day and through my rehearsals and prep work. I will clear out all running apps before I go to school and then I will check at lunch to see what is running and create my list. Then I will clear all apps again to … Continue reading Top iPad Apps (for the teacher) In The Band Room