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MacReach Show #21: School is Still in Session with iTunesU! July 15, 2011 7:34 pm

MacReach Show #21: School is Still in Session with iTunesU!

School may be out for the summer, but iTunesU is still in session! Christine DiPaulo and Scott Meech join me this week to talk about all the great content and resources available on iTunesU, and some really great summer travel apps! MacNews: FaceTime on your TV as part of the iOS 5 update? How to prepare your Mac for Lion! EdMac: Apple Education Summer Semester Webcasts are free to attend! Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) on iTunesU Apps of the Week: […]

The MacReach Show #20: The ISTE Wrap-Up! July 7, 2011 8:57 pm

The MacReach Show #20: The ISTE Wrap-Up!

It is always fun when I get to chat all things Apple with Kelly Dumont and Scott Meech! In our  episode this week, we share some of our favorite resources and moments from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference… MacNews: A billion iOS apps downloaded! Are you surprised? We’re not. EdMac: ISTE Wrap-Up! Tony Vincent’s Project-Based Learning Session – Tony’s notes from the session IEAR Birds of a Feather session and a list of all of the apps […]

Independence for All July 5, 2011 4:00 pm

Independence for All

With the independence Day holiday upon us I got thinking about ways students can be more independent.  Apple is releasing iOS 5 in the near future, and there are tons of new features that can help students gain more independence.  While not the answer to everything, Apple has added some features that continue to make their devices very compelling for those with and without disabilities. Location Specific Reminders:  Apple will be adding a to-do list style reminder functionality to iOS […]

MacReach Show #19: EduTecher Talk June 23, 2011 9:43 pm

MacReach Show #19: EduTecher Talk

Summer is the perfect time to discover some new classroom tools, and the eduTecher Backpack app is a great starting place for educators looking for website tools to enhance teaching and learning. Adam Bellow joins in this week to talk about how his EduTecher Bakpack app came to be such a great resource for educators, and shares some other great summer learning opportunities! – EduTecher on the web and in app form: explore, share, contribute great resources! – EduBloggerCon unconference […]

Who Needs Textbooks When You Can iAuthor Your Own iBooks? June 19, 2011 4:58 pm

Who Needs Textbooks When You Can iAuthor Your Own iBooks?

With more and more app developers designing innovative apps like The Elements: A Visual Exploration and Our Choice, it is clear that traditional textbooks are no longer needed as mobile learning devices become common classroom tools. Students can easily have access to updated information in a variety of different ways, whether it is through text, images, audio, or video. There is an incredible amount of content-specific apps, podcasts (have you seen iTunesU?), and eBooks available. And of course we can’t […]

MacReach Show #18: Great Apps! June 17, 2011 1:49 am

MacReach Show #18: Great Apps!

It’s an all-app episode this week on the MacReach! Kelly Dumont and I attempt to answer some great questions from new iPad 2 owner and EdGamer, Zack Gilbert. We cover some great apps, well worth taking some time to play with over the summer! Here’s what we covered this week: Question 1: “Do you think iOS 5 will help with Google Docs?” Question 2: “Isn’t there an educational discount for the iWork suite apps?” Question 3: “What are the best […]

MacReach Show #17: Yup, the iCloud is iAwesome. June 9, 2011 9:44 pm

MacReach Show #17: Yup, the iCloud is iAwesome.

Apple did not disappoint at this year’s World Wide Developer Conference. EdGamer, Zack Gilbert, joins Kelly Dumont and myself for a special WWDC edition of the MacReach Show as we take a look at the impact of Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud in education. We all appsolutely agree with Scott Weidig when he says that the upgrades are magical. What a great way to kick off the summer!

iCloud for Education June 9, 2011 7:47 pm

iCloud for Education

iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices — automatically. It’s the easiest way to manage your content. Because now you don’t have to. With it being the last week of school for many, not everyone may be aware of the possibly landscape changing announcement Apple made on Monday at it’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). Widely anticipated was information on the next version of OS X: Lion. Additionally, expected […]

MacReach Show #16: Summer Kicks Off With the iCloud! June 3, 2011 12:39 am

MacReach Show #16: Summer Kicks Off With the iCloud!

Kelly Dumont and I welcome Andy Crozier to talk about the iCloud, iWork, and lots of apps! MacNews: Apple Addresses “Mac Defender” threat with security update… Steve Jobs is presenting the iCloud, iOS 5, and Lion at the WWDC! EdMac: iWork makes it way to the iPod touch and iPhone… Summer math apps! Summer e-Pub reading: Connections Summer Development: Creating ePub eBooks for Students post My Underwear app, all kinds of fun! App Challenge: We take a look at how […]

iBroke My iPhone and Lived to Talk About It May 29, 2011 9:45 pm

iBroke My iPhone and Lived to Talk About It

Preface to post: I am passionate about using iDevices to improve the learning experience, and I personally consider my iPhone to be my lifeline. To people who know me well, this is common knowledge. Denial. As my iPhone 4 slowly slid off a stack of papers just out of my reach, I had the perfect view as I watched it drop and land face down. I heard gasps escape from every person in the crowded room. My first thought: it’s […]

MacReach Show #15: APPsolutely Comical! May 26, 2011 6:49 pm

MacReach Show #15: APPsolutely Comical!

Kelly Dumont and I cover the good and the bad this week in the world of Apple… and have a few laughs along the way! MacNews: Mac malware?!?! Yes, unfortunately it is true. Apple responds by posting instructions on how to remove the Mac Defender malware… not a good sign of things to come. 500,000 apps in the App Store! We discuss a very cool infographic celebrating the half of million apps currently available in the App Store. EdMac: It is […]

MacReach Show #13: Apple is Taking Over! May 12, 2011 9:10 pm

MacReach Show #13: Apple is Taking Over!

WOW… Apple apparently knows what they are doing! Scott Meech and Kelly Dumont join me for a conversation about how Apple is taking over in the world of tech… Mac News: Even the Queen has an iPad! Apple bumps Google as the most valuable brand… Is the iPad2 launching the two-screen revolution? EdMac: Should schools be teaching students how to make apps and publish their own content? Appcelerator website iOS Dev Center Man in Space app Helicopter Taxi app Toca […]

Think Different: The Unconference Learning Experience May 8, 2011 5:14 pm

Think Different: The Unconference Learning Experience

Educators around the nation are getting together to discuss what is going on in education, and they are doing it on their own terms. With edcamps popping up all over the country, unconferences are becoming a very popular choice among educators when it comes to professional development. An unconference is different than most conferences because it is a conference that is run by the people who attend it: educators show up on a Saturday to a donated space and decide […]

MacReach Show #12: Summer’s Coming & the iCloud is Right Around the Corner May 5, 2011 9:24 pm

MacReach Show #12: Summer’s Coming & the iCloud is Right Around the Corner

Judi Epcke and Kelly Dumont join in this week to share their thoughts on Apple’s possible iCloud, summer tech plans, and some great ideas about using iPads with students. Mac News: Apple’s new iCloud: Is the current MobileMe service due for an overhaul? …is there a better way for students and teachers to collaborate? EdMac: A about storing and/or utilizing school technology during the summer… App Challenge: This week Judi recommends an awesome App of the Week. It was super easy […]

MacReach Show #11: iPhone Madness! …and Great Apple Resources April 28, 2011 8:56 pm

MacReach Show #11: iPhone Madness! …and Great Apple Resources

Kelly Dumont and Scott Meech join me for an episode filled with iPhone talk, Apple education resources, and tons of fun! Mac News Is Apple tracking you? The white iPhone is finally here! ….does anyone care? Tough Covers: How to protect your iPad from a 500ft drop out of a plane. EdMac There are so many great Apple education resources out there, we wanted to highlight a few of them: Hottest Apps Used by Apple Distinguished Educators: App Reviews by […]

MacReach Show #10: Kids and Macs April 21, 2011 6:54 pm

MacReach Show #10: Kids and Macs

Jonathan Furst and James Crawford join me this week to discuss how their students are using Apple technologies to make movies and create digital stories. Other topics discussed include: The Flow Paintbrush for touch screen devices New form of artwork with the iPad: Mobile Art Conference Frames by Tech4Learning 10 ways students can use the App of the Week and a quick tip for using your Mac more efficiently

MacReach Show #9: Mobile Learning at Its Best! April 14, 2011 8:57 pm

MacReach Show #9: Mobile Learning at Its Best!

Last week’s Mobile Learning Experience 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona was a fantastic conference filled with educators learning about how to use iPods touches, iPhones, iPads, and other mobile learning devices to change education for the better. In this episode, Tony Vincent joins me to discuss the Mobile Learning Experience, QR codes, a few of our favorite Apple technologies, and so much more… A behind the scenes look at Tony’s website: The Mobile Learning Experience Conference The Mobile Learning Experience conference RESOURCES: […]

MacReach #7: The Great iPad Debate March 24, 2011 9:22 pm

MacReach #7: The Great iPad Debate

This week’s episode is filled with great stuff! After a super crazy week, I felt compelled to start MacReach by commenting on the amazing power of PLNs and Twitter. Other topics covered in this week’s episode: Fundraising through apps??? Is Tales2Go starting a new trend in mobile learning? Using the iPad as an Interactive WhiteBoard and Dr. Tim Tyson’s iUpgrade series & YouTube Channel (including a discussion of Air Display vs SplashTop) MacReach Weekly Poll… weigh in on using the […]