While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, I think the one of the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what you're learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital book, recording a puppet show, creating a college, narrating a slideshow, designing a comic book, or somehow making your own media and study aids.Read More
If you haven’t heard, my educational iPad app, Stick Around, is now available in the App Store! I worked with MorrisCooke the design studio behind Explain Everything to make an app I wish I had when I was a classroom teacher. Stick Around invites teachers and students to design, play, and share their own sorting, matching, and labeling puzzles. Watch the 99 second preview video to get a taste of what Stick Around can do.Read More
Craig Badura, a PK-12 Integration Specialist in Aurora, Nebraska, has developed a series of App Task Challenges. Each Challenge is a an easy to follow guide that gives teachers the opportunity to create products with an app.Read More
It is time for my yearly post about the technology I've purchased during the past year. You can view my previous posts for 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 Since I make presentations and facilitate workshops about all sorts of different technologies, I try to get my hands on devices and gadgets that I think might be helpful to teachers. Some of these items I highly recommend. Others are ones I wish I didn’t waste my money on. Some things are stupidly expensive while a few are pretty cheap.Read More
I have been tweeting tech tips on Tuesday mornings. The tips have mostly about iPads and iPhones, but there are other techie tips sprinkled in there as well.
Do you prefer Facebook over Twitter? Then by all means like Learning in Hand on Facebook and you will see Tip Tuesday (and all of my other updates, including free app alerts) in your Facebook feed.Read More
Teachers! We now have a variety of ways to start a slideshow presentation on our computer, tablet, or phone and have it appear on student devices. And, as you advance to the next slide your students’ devices follow right along.
You can make this happen using one of several different online services. In honor of LiveSlide’s launch, I’m writing about five websites that can push your presentations to your students’ screens.
Studio B Productions asked 35 top education experts the same simple question: “What are the most effective uses of technology in online and mobile education?” Each of the 35 responses were put into a slideshow. The introduction to this project spells out the common theme that emerged from the short essays: advances in mobile and online tools, social networks, and content are putting students at the center of learning.Read More
I wrote about the Justand iPad Document Camera Stand in 2012. It was one of the very first contraptions designed to hold an iPad above a surface so you could use it as a visualizer. Justand's inventor, Justin Franks, has learned a lot from his customers' feedback and has released the Justand V2.Read More
You can use an adapter and a cable to mirror exactly what's on your iPad's display onto a projector or television screen. When picking out an adapter, you need to know if your device has a Lightning or 30-pin Dock connector. You also need to know if your projector has HDMI or VGA input. Use this flowchart to help you choose from among the four possible adapters.Read More
A great management tip for school or class sets of iPads, tablets, and iPods is to number each device. Setting the lock screen wallpaper to an image with each device's number will make it easy to identify devices. Just press the home or power button and the lock screen instantly lights up and displays the number.Read More