Making the iPad a Robust School Instructional Platform


In the last four years, millions of iPads have been deployed in schools across the US, generating headlines both for their positive impact on student outcomes as well as stories of more challenged roll-outs. But institutions need to realize tablets represent a long-term project to implement new educational practices in their classroom.  The following article […] … [Read more...]

Top 10 Video Apps for your iPhone or other mobile device

iPhone Video Apps

I had a life changing experience this past January. No, not one that will live in infamy. And no, not one that is really a big deal anymore for many people. But for me, it’s been a game changer. I bought my first iPhone. Now while I love all the ways I can use it to call, text, email, tweet, research, play "Words with Friends", etc. some of the most fun I’ve had with it is as a video creation … [Read more...]

Apple On the Horizon

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In the Apple world there have been and will be some fairly major announcements. Some like Mountain Lion were announced last week. Others like the iPad 3, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks or months. Some I am hoping for may not be coming at all. The next few months will tell. So, what do we know? Last week Apple announced the next iteration of OS X which will be called Mountain Lion. … [Read more...]

One more thing… One more really big thing!

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I offered my opinions on last week's Apple Education announcement on the MacReach Podcast. Although I felt the things announced were okay, I saw a lot of holes that needed to be filled. The big thing that I missed was something that was not explicitly stated during the announcement. It was hinted at, but not a lot of detail was given. That thing was the change in how content can be provided to … [Read more...]

We’re All Products of Our Own Personal Learning Experience

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We are products of our own personal learning experience. We are products of our environment. What happened to us in our past, what we were exposed to, how we felt about school growing up, all play an important role to how our current beliefs of education are perceived. I do believe perception is reality. Whether as a parent, pundit, educator, or by-standing observer, we all seem to have a strong … [Read more...]

Postulating on Apple’s Education Announcement

Apple Education Announcement

Most of the education world understands the impact Apple's hardware and software has had on learning. If speculation is correct, tomorrow's Apple Education Announcement could redefine the future of student learning in a similar  fashion to Josiah Bumstead's 1841 observation regarding the blackboard: The inventor or introducer of the blackboard deserves to be ranked among the best contributors … [Read more...]

iAm Video Project


Who are you? What do you care about? Who do you care about? What/who do love/like? What do you aspire to be? What does your digital footprint look like? Each semester I ask my broadcast technology students to create a final video project that is unlike anything they have produced so far. Yet, I ask them to implement all the skills, techniques and processes that they have already learned to … [Read more...]

Top Apps for Professional Development

Apps for Professional Development

I was recently asked to lead a professional development session for a school that is starting to roll out iOS devices for teachers and students. Over the course of the year, staff at this school will be receiving a significant amount of professional development to help them better utilize the technology that is available to them. The focus of my session was iOS Apps for professional development. I … [Read more...]