At their annual September event, Apple announced a new seventh-generation iPad that replaces the sixth-generation iPad that was released in March 2018. New iPad models usually bring new features, but this one is mostly an exception to the rule. Although it does have some new additions, it’s certainly a more modest update than you may have expected. So, without further delay, here’s what’s new with the 2019 iPad.Continue reading “The 2019 iPad: What’s New for Schools & Everyone Else?”
After over two years of daily use, I recently decided to stop wearing my Apple Watch. It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, but so far, I have very few regrets. There is so much to like about the Apple Watch, and for a while it was easy to overlook its shortcomings. However, when I reached the reckoning, my mind was already made up. It was time for a change. Here’s why.Continue reading “Why I Stopped Wearing An Apple Watch”
If you’ve ever looked for a quick, easy way for teachers, students, and even parents, to learn how to use a Chromebook, then you should take a look at Google’s free Chromebook Simulator. It’s an online learning site with step-by-step interactive tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know to get started using a Chromebook. Here’s how it works.Continue reading “Learn Chrome OS: The Chromebook Simulator”
For a while now, YouTube has had mobile apps for Android and iOS that customize the YouTube experience so that it is more suitable for younger kids. It filters out as much of the more objectionable content as it can, in order to provide a safer viewing experience that is coupled with some parental controls. In the past, the apps have not been without their problems, but the website offers new hope for a safer YouTube experience for kids.Continue reading “The New YouTube for Kids Online Website”
Here is the latest episode from my podcast, Unpacking iOS! It has a variety of tips on how to get more use out of the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad.
Welcome to Unpacking iOS. My name is Jonathan Wylie, and in this week’s episode I have ten top tips for those of you who want to get more out of the Apple Mail app … so, let’s start unpacking.
Nobody really likes email, at least I don’t think they do, but it seems destined to be one of those things that is going to be with us for many years to come. It’s free, easy to use, and can be a relatively efficient medium for communication. There are dozens of email apps in the App Store to help you master your email, and each one has a variety of unique features, but the Apple Mail app that comes on your iPhone or iPad is no slouch. It has some tricks up its sleeves that you may not be aware of, and that is what I am talking about today. Ten…
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Soundtrap, the popular music and podcast creation tool, has announced unlimited storage and new features for their free tier. These changes will undoubtedly appeal to educators, and anyone else who is looking to create audio on a budget. It’s an exciting move and one that will help open more doors for creators. Here’s what you need to know.Continue reading “Soundtrap Launches New Free Plan With Unlimited Storage”
In a few days, ISTE 2019 will be in full swing. This means you can expect a flurry of emails and announcements from edtech companies touting their latest product updates. What follows is the latest news from Google in relation to Classroom, Forms and Chromebooks. These features will be available to everyone in the coming months.Continue reading “New Summer Updates for Classroom & Forms”
As much as I enjoy using Green Screen by DoInk, there are still teachers that find it hard to get paid apps approved, or to raise enough money to put a paid app on all the devices that they want it on. Consequently, I still get a lot of questions about the best free green screen app for the iPad. Up until today, there weren’t a lot of options, but a recent update to iMovie has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.Continue reading “iMovie: A Free Green Screen App for iPad”
I got an email today from Osmo. It was announcing two new mobile apps that they have just added to their platform. It reminded me that I haven’t spent much time thinking about Osmo in a little while, so I thought I would take a look at some of their latest offerings to see what was new. As it happens, there have been some significant developments since the last time I visited their website, so I wanted to share some of those below. Some affiliate links are included.Continue reading “What’s New With Osmo for Schools in 2019?”
Apple announced two new iPads today. This means that there are now five different models in the lineup and although that may sound confusing, it actually makes a lot of sense when you see how they all stack up against each other. So, let’s take a look at what you get for your money and break down the differences between each one.Continue reading “Unpacking the New iPads from Apple”