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
So I’ve run into a weird issue that I did not expect to have and I can not find the answer. Let me tell you what is going on and maybe someone out there can help me figure out what I am doing wrong! I have taken photos of student compositions using my iPad. I then went into iPhoto and edited them – just basic … Continue reading iPad and Cloud Issues with photo uploading…. Got any ideas? (UPDATE)
One of the reasons we buy an iPad is to make our life easier and more efficient…. Ok, you got me…. that’s what we tell our pocket book! No seriously though, the iPad should be used to make our life better! One of the areas we music teachers have to deal with is scheduling, our personal calendar, our work calendar and our performing group’s calendar. … Continue reading Using My iPad as a Teacher for Scheduling – Vital Tool!
So yesterday I did a really stupid thing… I filed my iPad! Yep, you heard me correctly – I FILED it, right there in with all my file folders and handbooks! Then I closed the drawer and walked away…. bad part was that I did not meant to do this! So I got home and realized I did not have my iPad. No big deal, … Continue reading Places NOT to put your iPad – if you want FindMy iPad tech to work!
I am very interested in a few conversations I have had with people in the past month about their use of their iPads/iPods. I have some great suggestions for anyone using an iOS device…. First thing… you will have to do is set up an iTunes Store account (which is the same place you will go to get apps, music, movies, podcasts, books and even … Continue reading So now you have an iPad, What Next?
As we all are excitedly awaiting the official arrival of iOS7, there are some cautions to throw out there! Tonight I checked my updates for my iPad apps. As always I read through what was new in each app. One app stated – DO NOT UPDATE to this version wait until the next version is released! That is one very good reason to make sure … Continue reading Automatic Updating in iOS7
It is that time of the year that teachers everywhere (In the US at least) are heavy into the planning of this school years curriculum that will excite, motivate and push students to achieve new heights! Of course one goal of using technology as a teacher should be to make our life simpler and more effective. So I of course use my iPad and Laptop … Continue reading Lesson Planning using an iPad