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6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos

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Recording a short video clip has become second nature for most people with mobile devices.…


Added by Sam Gliksman on May 9, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Is Subversion the Secret to a Successful Education?

          I recently watched a wonderful short video about how the Marines have started…


Added by Sam Gliksman on April 29, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

6 Ways to Enhance Productivity in the Digital Classroom

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Informational workflows are the processes we use to pass information from one person or…


Added by Sam Gliksman on March 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Everything I Need To Know About Education ... I Learned In Kindergarten!

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I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking…


Added by Sam Gliksman on April 21, 2015 at 5:10pm — 5 Comments

6 Ways to Learn Collaboratively with iPads

     You’ve heard “collaboration” repeatedly referenced as an important 21st century skill. With built-in interfaces for connectivity, mobile devices such as iPads offer a wide variety of alternatives for people wanting to connect and work together. Collaboration can take many forms in an educational context and…


Added by Sam Gliksman on September 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios

Polls continually reveal that employers are more interested in what you can do over what you studied and traditional resumes are slowly giving way to digital portfolios as the primary gauge of your employability. A portfolio is both a container and a presentation platform for your…


Added by Sam Gliksman on August 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Lessons Drawn from the LAUSD iPad Fiasco

It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were …


Added by Sam Gliksman on August 27, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class

You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bring someone along that could explain the history and nuances of the pieces on display. Now imagine pointing a device at the painting and seeing it morph…


Added by Sam Gliksman on May 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10 Valuable iPad Accessories for Educators


Share, collaborate, record ... maximize the educational impact of iPads with the addition of some valuable accessories. From simple yet powerful devices such as an Apple TV to "robots" that record your lesson and upload it…

Added by Sam Gliksman on March 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Creating a Classroom Studio with an iPad and a Green Screen

One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazing growth of inexpensive mobile technology tools is affording learners the ability to communicate their understanding in ever more creative and personalized manners. Media is moving center stage (yes, the pun was fully intended) and what once required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and training can now be accomplished with an…


Added by Sam Gliksman on February 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Creating Interactive Video for Engaged Learning

      The value of video as a medium for learning is widely accepted. Let's say you need help learning how to change the hard drive on your computer. Most of us would get out a computer and Google "changing a hard drive". The search results in millions of results. The first few appear in the image below.…


Added by Sam Gliksman on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Animating Your Classroom

The art of animation - a series of related images that depict movement - is arguably several thousand years old. The use of equipment that could display animated images in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion is a more modern phenomenon that gained wide popularity with the development of motion pictures. Cartoons and animated movies from the studios of companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon and others have had a tremendous impact on…


Added by Sam Gliksman on January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Inquiry Based Learning in Math and Science with iPads

The following blog post is an excerpt from the book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman.


We tend…


Added by Sam Gliksman on November 9, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Simple Sharing of iPad Images and Videos

Your students created a wonderful puppet show or movie and turned it into a stunning video that you want to collect, assess and share ... yet you're not exactly sure how. Sound like a familiar scenario? Simple workflow headaches like this can create serious speed bumps in your iPad program. Let's take a look at a few potential solutions.


1. Old Faithful:…


Added by Sam Gliksman on November 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" category in the App Store. You'll find them…


Added by Sam Gliksman on October 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the USA, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an…


Added by Sam Gliksman on September 2, 2013 at 1:59pm — 5 Comments

Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education?

     Apple stock recently surged upon the report that over 14 million iPads sold in the last quarter. Astoundingly, around 1.1 million iPads were purchased by US schools.…


Added by Sam Gliksman on July 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Measuring the success of your educational initiative

The question I’m asked most often is, “How do I assess whether my technology initiative has improved learning”?  My answer is always the same - “What are you measuring?”

Don’t misunderstand me. There’s definitely value in assessment but I find that our horizons are often limited by the…


Added by Sam Gliksman on June 13, 2013 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

Belkin Tablet Stage: iPad stand, document camera and more

The Belkin Stage for the iPad is an iPad accessory that has the convenience of an ergonomic iPad stand. When used in conjunction with the Tablet Stage app, it also offers all the features of a document camera.

The Belkin Stage app can be downloaded free from the App Store and utilizes the iPad's camera to display any object in a video feed. Use the app's tools to sketch, annotate and label directly over the video. Display and annotate books, articles or any…


Added by Sam Gliksman on June 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Gamify Your Class with VoiceThread Mobile

The following is a post by Michelle Pacansky-Brock and originally appeared at http://facultyecommons.org/gamify-your-class-with-voicethread-mobile/


Gamification involves integrating game mechanics and design techniques into your class to boost learner engagement and provide problem-solving…


Added by Sam Gliksman on April 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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