Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cheer

This a very clever use of the iPad from Torchbox - a digital design, software development and social media company.

A Starry Night from Torchbox on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland on iPad

This is a great example of what books should be on the iPad. Every kid in the world would want to be reading if all books were this interactive.

The creators explain:

Tilt your iPad to make Alice grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. This is Alice in Wonderland digitally remastered for the iPad. Play with the White Rabbit’s pocket watch – it realistically swings and bounces. Help Alice swim through a Pool of Tears. Or hand out sweets that bounce and collide with the magical talking Dodo. This wonderful lite edition is the first instalment of Alice’s journey and includes an amazing selection of animated scenes. Watch as full screen physics modelling bring the classic illustrations to life.


This is a great app for the iPad. Flipboard allows you to set your twitter feeds straight back to your iPad. Flipboard then re-presents it in a magazine format. The tweets are laid out with images in the same format as an online mag. This is great for making online textbooks for specific classes or even further reading lists. Only the classes that you have given the specific twitter address have access. I think this makes tweets much more user friendly, especially to younger students who may not be as familiar with twitter.

iPad Easel

Compass is a stylish, compact folding stand that works as an easel and a typing stand. As an easel, Compass beautifully displays iPad in both portrait and landscape modes. To transform Compass into a typing stand, simply flip down the secondary leg and this super portable stand sits at a perfect angle for comfortable typing on iPad’s cool onscreen keyboard. 

iPad Grip

The ColorWare Grip for iPad lets you carry your iPad securely and with style. All Grips are carefully manufactured using aircraft-grade aluminum to create a durable and perfectly fitted handle. With a flawless color and finish, the ColorWare Grip fits your on-the-go lifestyle while setting your iPad apart from all the rest.


Friday, September 24, 2010


One of the hardest thing with using the iPad in the classroom is finding the time to go through all of the apps in the iTunes Store listed under the education banner. We have started to list some of the apps we've found under the Key Learning Areas. 

This is an ongoing task so check every so often to see which new Apps have been added.