Using your iPad and PC together and interactively!

1. Displaying and interacting with your PC on your iPad You can download Splashtop2 (free) onto your PC and then purchase the splashtop2 app for $0.99. This will then display your PC onto your iPad. It also allows you full functionality on your iPad. For example, you can open and edit Microsoft and you can access and interact with YouTube. 2. Displaying and interacting with your iPad on your PC […]

Do you have 8 min and 5 seconds?

My recent interest in augmented reality has been sparked by personal interests and because I am presenting at an international ICT conference in Canada in late April this year and one of my presentations is augmented reality. Below is a TED video (8 min 5 sec) called “Image recognition that triggers augmented reality”.

ZooBurst: Create your own free augmented reality books

I blogged too soon in my previous post. Using ZooBurst students can create their very own augmented reality story books/presentations.  ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. ZooBurst books “live” online and can be experienced on your desktop or laptop computer, or on your iPad via the free ZooBurst mobile app.Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can create their […]

Augmented Reality:Linking Ikea’s advertising to education?

I have posted previous blogs on augmented reality  (when the view of reality is augmented by computer generated sensory input in real time), but, did you know that companies such as Ikea are using AR for advertising? The lego augmented reality video has been around for a while but the Ikea augmented reality shopping experience is rather recent. Even though Ikea embraced the concept several years ago they have recently […]

Meet Milie iPad App (free) and a talking dog video!

Millie is an adorable but mischievous mutt who turns everyday life into an outrageous adventure. The free introductory book contains interactivity on every page (digital pop-ups, mini games), videos, animations, virtual stickers, read along text, two reading modes, music, sound effects and photography. Enough said, here is a video demonstration: Additional Millie books range in price from $0.99 to $1.99. You can visit the Millie website and view Millie’s favourite […]

Jog The Web

JOG THE WEB is a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a synchronous guide to a series of web sites. For teachers it can be a tool for providing students with easy access to guided learning. It is free and easy to use. Check out the video demonstration below. Here is the link to a really cool Science Jog, created by ljacks called Science Happy Hour. This jog provides […]


Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything website is a fantastic resource base for all teachers.  I particularly like the Bloomin’ Apps page. Each of the images has click-able hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications to support each of the levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.    

Explain Everything for iPad or SMART recorder for smartboards

Explain Everything app ($2.99) is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. It records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. For teachers who don’t have iPads at school but do have SMART interactive whiteboards, you can use your SMART recorder to achieve the same affects. The SMART recorder enables you to record  screen action like a movie […]

Darren Carstens’ apps and online activity prototypes

Daren Carstens founded Carstens Studios Inc., where he authors, designs, programs illustrates, and develops educational products for children. He has worked in K-12 educational publishing for over 20 years and had created some awesome maths apps and online activity prototypes. For those of you who don’t have iPads at school but you have interactive smartboards, you can access Daren Carsten’s online activity prototypes for free. There are seven visually challenging […]