Jonathan Wylie

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Apple iOS 11 review: A big deal for iPads, but not iPhones

Last year's iOS 10 was all about refining Apple's mobile experience -- it was "like polishing a pearl," I noted at the time. Now, with iOS 11, Apple is focusing even more on its big-screen iPad experience, but at the same time it's leaving the iPhone a bit behind. Even though we didn't get any …

iOS

How students around the world are learning in new ways

Education

11 iOS 11 Features for iPad Educators

Apple describes iOS 11 as “a giant leap for iPhones but a monumental leap for iPads.” Whether you agree or not, there are a number of fantastic new …

iOS 11 is a second chance for QR codes and NFC to hit it big

Apple’s flashy new iPhones are hogging the spotlight right now, but iOS 11 is arriving before they do – on September 19, the major mobile software update will be available for existing iPhone and iPad devices. It’s bringing a lot of new features, especially to the iPad and iPad Pro, but it’s got …

IOS 11

New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales.<p>The Series 3 of the Apple Watch, released on Tuesday along with the much-anticipated …

Apple Watch

Big OneNote update adds ink to text and much more for Skip Ahead Insiders

Skip Ahead Insiders are getting an early look at some big features on the way for OneNote.<p>Microsoft is putting together the next big feature update …

Microsoft

Go Green Screen, Have Fun

“You know, that shade of green is perfect for green screen in your classroom,” I remarked to my wife, a second grade teacher. We had just finished …

Chroma Keying

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

<i>This is the first in</i> The Vanishing University, <i>a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America.</i><p>Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of …

Learning

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google will end support on December 11th<p>The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will …

Google

5 ways iOS 11 will change your iPad

Get ready because iOS 11 is going to make your iPad look and act in completely different ways. Apple puts multitasking front and center with iOS 11, making the iPad a more powerful and more flexible device. You'll likely come to enjoy your iPad's newfound multitasking abilities after upgrading to …

iOS

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo.<p>Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on …

Education

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

Over the past few years, Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings have all endorsed a teaching method known as "personalized learning."<p>It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if …

Learning

The New Apple iPad Pro Evolves Into An Essential For Designers

If you’re already using an Apple iPad, initial improvements delivered by the new Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro can seem deceptively skin deep. Sure, …

IPad Pro

Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and …

Education

Do You Really Need To Keep All Those Photos and Videos?

Through my experiences in schools across a variety of contexts I’ve learned that if we don’t share really practical and productive ideas for managing …

As Apple Watch 3 expected to gain LTE, a quarter of owners already using ‘daily’ for phone calls, says survey

A survey of how U.S. consumers use their smartwatches produced mostly unsurprising results. Notifications and texts are of course the most frequent use, with activity-tracking number two …<p>But one stat did rather jump out at me: NPD’s data, collated by Statista, claims that a full 26% of smartwatch …

Apple Watch

The iPad as a Laptop Replacement- Part One

This is certainly ground that has been covered in MANY articles, both before and after the release of the new 10.5” and 12.9” iPad Pros, and for plenty of reason. Apple’s marketing has placed the iPad Pro squarely in the conversation as a primary computing device, and encouraged this kind of …

IPad Air

The iPad Pro is about to start really competing with laptop computers

Apple released several videos on Friday focusing on upcoming software that will arrive in the coming months.<p>Six new, slickly-produced videos feature new things that Apple's iPad Pro models can do with iOS 11, which is still in beta. Apple doesn't usually make advertisements for beta software, …

iOS

Google Docs has finally made working from my iPad possible

A little thing that makes a big difference<p>In the seemingly never-ending debate over whether or not the iPad is a computer, there is always something that prevents some people from adopting it as a full-time laptop replacement. For some, it might be the multitasking constraints, while others might …

Google Docs

New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

iOS 11, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is quite the game-changer for iPad owners.<p>We wrote that the software effectively turns an iPad into a mobile computer through a number of new features that go beyond previous limits with a focus on multi-tasking.<p>The new iOS is currently …

iOS

How to zip and unzip files on iOS

Zipping files is easy on the Mac. You just right-click on one or more selected files in the Finder, then click Create Archive. The files get turned into an easy-to-handle .zip file.<p>On iOS, it’s a bit trickier. Even in iOS 11’s new Files app, you’ll find no built-in support for zipping files into a …

iOS

I am not that good with technology and you probably aren’t either.

Years ago, I was having a conversation with someone who I knew as a brilliant mind in using technology. They were heavily recruited by both Microsoft …

OF-10

10 Instagram tricks you probably didn't know

So, you feel like you've moved on from being an Instagram newbie and want to know the more advanced tips and tricks? You've come to the right place. Here's what you need to know to step up your Instagram game.<p>1. You can save other people's posts<p>I don't know how many times I've seen someone's post …

iOS

Kids Should Know How to Code

But it can't be done on the cheap.<p>During a recent White House meeting with President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook remarked that “coding should be a requirement in every public school.” He’s right. But turning an aspiration into a reality -- whether in the classroom or in the Apple store -- …

Education

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?

This week, a software engineer at Google was fired for writing a widely-derided internal memo, critiquing the company’s diversity efforts for …

Gender

The best tablet you can buy right now

You can probably guess<p>For a hot minute, tablets were both super interesting and super hard to define. Sure, there was the iPad, but there were also other contenders. Android blurred the line between phones and tablets with 7-inch slabs. Microsoft pushed out Windows Surface devices that were …

Tablets

7 Apple iPad features for students when iOS 11 arrives

Apple's iOS 11 software is proving to be a major update.We've already detailed 11 new features included in the upcoming update, as well as other …

iOS

The Ultimate Chromebook Chart for Teachers

August , 2017 For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on …

Chromebook

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Teens

iOS 11 Camera Guide: All the New Features and How to Use Them

If the update to the iPhone’s built-in Camera app as part of last year's iOS 10 overhaul focused on enhancing photographic creativity, iOS 11 expands …

iOS