Author Archives: Jim Gates

Jim has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. His career spans over 35 years in public education. For 5 years Jim served as first a coach and then a mentor with the PA Department of Education (PDE) “Classrooms for the Future” program.

Touchcast – The Perfect Classroom App


  Must-Have Apps for 2017 As an instructor for Eduspire, I teach the “iPads in Education” course. I’ve taught it 35 times already to teachers from all around the state. And, from the very beginning, I’ve been showcasing some apps that are still…

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iOS 10 Update: Helpful Features for Education

iOS 10 Update 4

Some Great Classroom Tips for the iOS 10 Update There are many new features in Apple’s iOS 10 update. Some, like the changes in Messages and the Photo apps, are fun and helpful. But some are also excellent changes for the classroom. Here I’m…

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5 Advanced iPad Tips & Tricks All Teachers Should Know

iPad Tips for Teachers

Tips for Using the iPad in the Classroom While the iPad is an easy device to learn, it’s also easy to overlook some little tricks that can save time for teachers. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. Keyboard shortcuts I don’t…

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