It's a common feature request: Dark Mode. Android has it, and now iOS has a dark mode. Well, kind of. There's always been an Invert Colors command in iOS. It inverts ALL colors and doesn't really capture the spirit of what dark mode is wanted for. Well now there's a new variation of Invert Colors … Continue reading How to turn on “Dark Mode” in iOS 11.
We've all been there. You go to take a photo or video with your iPhone but you can't. You're out of space. It happens all the time, especially to those of us who purchased a 16GB phone. What do you do? iOS 11 is here to the rescue. In this version of iOS Apple has … Continue reading Save Space & Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11!
I've always wondered why this wasn't a feature many iOS versions ago... This is something that I've been waiting for for a long time. You can now scan QR (Quick Response) codes with the native Camera app in iOS 11! I tested this out with the developer beta this afternoon and it works well. … Continue reading QR Code Reader in iOS 11 Camera App!
Collage apps are a great tool for student creation on iPad. They're quick, easy, and very intuitive because the features are usually fairly limited. I like to use collage apps for a variety of purposes with students and teachers. This post isn't in relation to a specific app, because there are MANY great collage apps, but instead how you can use with your students.
Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
If you haven't heard about the new MASSIVE app hit from Niantic you may be living under a rock. Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 5 gazillion times since launching on the iOS and Android app stores just earlier this month. It is on track to quickly outnumber Twitter in terms of daily users … Continue reading Leveraging Pokémon GO for Schools.
PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an everyday app, and it is.. but how can you get more out of it and use it with your students in the classroom? Use postcards to explore … Continue reading Postmarked with History
I'm a big fan of giving students choice and options whenever they are doing anything. It's all about personalizing the learning experience for each student. However, there are still some instances where it may be important to restrict the choice. This is a question that I get a few times each year. Usually during mandated … Continue reading How to lock students into one app on iPad
Have you ever been sharing/presenting/teaching from your MacBook to a large screen, and a notification comes up due to a message, email, or twitter retweet? It doesn't look professional. It can sometimes be of a personal nature. But most importantly, it will distract from your intended message. We all know how quickly we can lose … Continue reading How to Mute Mac Notifications While Teaching