Interactive whiteboards: A Comparison + Some Alternatives

The Innovative Educator

Budget conscious decision-makers should evaluate all available options before moving forward with a purchase. Comparison : SMART Boards Promethean interactive whiteboards Apple TV/iPad combination with AirPlay Document Cameras Chromebook with Chromecast I want more ».

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


If a teacher wants their kids to create, IPad is still the device to go with. Overall, I think IPad can be a great Education device, but there are pain points that come with it.

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New tablets for Education - comparing the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and the new Apple iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Last week had two interesting announcements for EDU - a new iPad and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet. There have been a lot of different reactions from the two, but most reactions were very positive towards the Chromebook Tab and very "meh" to the new iPad.

iPad/Tablet Document Camera Stand Version 2

Learning in Hand

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. That clamp also adjusts to fit an iPad mini or an Android tablet. 12 iPad Document Camera Stands.

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

Learning in Hand

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. Scroll to the end of this post for a comparison chart. You'll tap into Apple's AirPlay feature that is built into all iPad 2s and newer, including iPad mini.

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Interactive White Board Apps for iPad: ScreenChomp, ShowMe, Educreations


Screen Chomp by TechSmith Labs ( click here ) Show Me ( click here ) Educreations ( click here ) Cross-Comparison of the 3 Apps - All Truly are Great!

iPad Chromebook Showdown

The Electric Educator

This past week I presented an iPad vs. Chrombook comparison to a group of librarians and technology specialist in Wayne County, Michigan. Apple chromebook google ipad workshop Thanks to those who provided their thoughts on the device debate. If you have an opinion of your own, please feel free to express it by leaving a comment! Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts.

Garageband for iPad


This post originally appeared on TherapyApp411 App Name/Publisher: Garageband for iPad/Apple Description : Garageband’s app allows you to explore musical instruments, make recordings of digital instruments and voice, and combine your recordings and prerecorded loops into songs.

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2-Page Spreads in iBooks Author

iTeach with iPads

This allowed for good discussion and comparison with Thanksgiving today. Apps I Use Writing iBooks Author ipads in kindergarten teaching with iPads Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching. author unknown.

Faceoff: What Digital Device Should My School Buy?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then came iPads with their focus on the visual, ease of use, and engagement of users. That means educators now have four options (desktops, laptops, iPads, Chromebooks) as they select tools to unpack education. An iPad is not a laptop.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you.

What Students Are Actually Doing Online


On average, students spend about 5-10 hours per day on their device(s) (smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc). This of course varies by age group: we found that younger teens (aged 13-15) spend the most time in front of their screens in comparison to other age groups.

Some Thoughts about OER Research

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s actually an entire website dedicated to the hundreds of media comparison studies that have found no significant difference in student learning. I read an article back in June (reference below) that prompted some memories and catalyzed some additional thoughts.

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iMovie Book Trailers

Class Tech Integrate

The iPad offers many creative avenues for students to present material to teache rs, classmates, and the web. Apple's iMovie App (which is free for any iPad Air owners) is one of the best tools for students to utilize.

What's On Your List

Hansen's Link to Tech

Below is a comparison chart of their capabilities. Android Apps Chromebook Cloud Google Chrome iOS 6 iOS 7 iPad iPhone iPod The concept of jotting down a list is nothing new nor is it innovative. Anyone can write a list on paper, in an email, or using an app.

iMovie Book Trailers

Class Tech Integrate

The iPad offers many creative avenues for students to present material to teache rs, classmates, and the web. Apple's iMovie App (which is free for any iPad Air owners) is one of the best tools for students to utilize.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

He leads 3 day iPad Media Camps, STEM camps for teachers and students, and digital oral history workshops with Storychasers. Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible.

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Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. So we got a class set of iPads the first fall they were available. I can take my iPad and work anywhere within a space or anywhere on campus.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency.

How TV Can Help In The Classroom And On The Field

Ask a Tech Teacher

Maybe even let the kids pick different titles to teach them how to make comparisons. Which is better for schools: iPads or laptops? Well-used, television has traditionally been important in the classroom.

Android Apps Anyone?

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] In 2010 I purchased my first iPad and this has been my primary tablet ever since. I did have an original Galaxy tablet a few years back, but I quickly became disinterested as it''s capabilities paled in comparison to the iPad''s.

What’s the Easiest-to-Use Cloud Storage Solution for Administrators and Educators?

The 21st Century Principal

Then, I can access it on my iPad, both of my laptops, and any computer by signing in to my Dropbox web account. If I type a document at home, save it to my Dropbox, it will be on my desktop at work, and it will be on my iPad, my Galaxy Android Tablet too. I think that''s rather obvious, but here''s a comparison of four I have tried. iPad app works well. My flash drives, and I have at least 10 of them, haven''t been out of my laptop bag in over a year. Cloud storage.

Word Clouds Revisited! 35+ Activities, Web Tools & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

ABCya – Web tool and free iPad app. Photo WordArt – Free iOS and iPad app to create word clouds on photos. A comparison chart of many word cloud creators ​. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ” – Maya Angelo. In November, I spent the month training teachers around Venezuela to integrate technology in the classroom.

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An Open and Extended Response (On Testing Season)

The Jose Vilson

I pulled out my iPad mini and turned to the released questions from the New York State math test for both 7th and 8th grades year 2017. I laid my lesson plans on top of the roller tray. I pulled off my “problem of the moment” off my printer and put scissors on top of them.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom by Wesley Fryer Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. Jenny used Beebots followed by apps on the iPads or similar tablets.

14 Education Advancements in a Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

More Chromebooks than iPads. Chromebooks and iPads have become the two most popular digital devices in classrooms (with laptops, 2-in-1 devices like Surface Pro, and Macs next).

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

By comparison, teens who don’t access the Internet via mobile devices tend to go online less frequently. In some educational institutions, technology is embraced and students have access to iPads and Internet use for research and projects. By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

The Hechinger Report

A student in New York uses Google Docs on her classroom iPad to discuss themes in the class’s latest book with her group. For some hardware, districts can comparison shop. First target: The iPad.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.


John and I spent a day working with a district that was rolling out iPads and Chromebooks. I did the morning session on iPad training, and John did the afternoon session on Chromebooks. A Chromebook of Course! -

It’s Not About the Tool


The biggest question I get after a workshop or training session is how did our iPad roll-out have so much success both in my classroom and for our school. Five years ago our 6th-grade team was asked to pilot a 1:1 iPad initiative. I was intrigued by its ability to control the iPads in the classroom and its already made lessons. The next huge success with the 1:1 iPad rollout came with a new little, ball-shaped robot.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. Episode 119 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Thomas C.

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5 Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

The Electric Educator

Check out this handy head-2-head comparison ! NearPod boasts a tight iOS integration which makes it a great fit for iPad schools. Check out this handy head-2-head comparison ! Research indicates that student learn more effectively when they are engaged. Incorporating regular checks for understanding, polling questions, exit tickets, and interactive mini-assignments is a great way to make sure that students don''t check out during a lesson.

3 Reasons Why Some Teachers STILL Aren’t Embracing the Use of Technology in the Classroom


We visited a total of 6 schools, and helped students and teachers learn to use their new iPads. Differentiated learning on iPads can help narrow the achievement gap and engage high performing students who would otherwise be disengaged from a one-size-fits-all lesson.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market


For a quick summary, see our comparison chart at the bottom.). Google Classroom, which is a core app within G Suite for Education, is reminiscent of learning management systems like Schoology or Blackboard or Canvas—but is free for any educator and works on Chromebooks, iPads and other mobile devices. Device compatibility: iOS, specifically iPads only.

Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands

Learning in Hand

If you happen to travel with your iPad or tablet and use it to present, you might be interested in a portable stand. Until recently, iPad stands where not very portable and impractical for me to take on my travels. This turns your iPad into a document camera/visualizer!