Three Semesters of Teaching App Development

When I started teaching Intro to App Development with Swift a year and a half ago, I had never taught a high school class before. The only professional teaching experience I had was from my days leading workshops at the Apple Store. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of coding […]

Series 4

I take a break from talking about education technology and app development to talk about how much I love this Series 4 watch. Going from the original watch to this is like a whole new world. This feels like how the Apple Watch should’ve felt all along.  

In & Out 2.0.8

There’s an update out today for In & Out. This update fixes a bug that wouldn’t let you sign out a visitor if there was more than one person signed in with the same name.

We’re Going With iPad

Summer is in full swing, which means my life is crazy busy at work. So busy that I haven’t written an update in a while. A lot has happened since I last wrote about choosing between iPad and Chromebook for our students and teachers. The final decision was made to go iPad not too long […]

More Thoughts On Teaching Swift

I wrote previously about how my semester has gone teaching Apple’s “Intro to App Development with Swift” curriculum. It’s been a success, and the students really seemed to enjoy the class, but there are a few things more I’d like to say about it. Since this was my first semester teaching a high school class, […]

☆ In & Out 2.0.7

There’s a small update out today for In & Out. Visitor reports are better formatted when exported as PDFs You can now capture signatures at both sign in and sign out A bug has been fixed that was preventing visitors from signing out when autocomplete was turned off Check it out on the App Store

Chromebook vs iPad in Education

When I look around the education technology space, it’s hard for me to deny Google’s Chromebook has a leg up right now in the classroom. When you combine the fact that Chromebooks are incredibly easy for an IT staff to manage with the fact that Chromebooks are incredibly affordable, it’s easy to see why so […]

Teaching Swift and Spritekit

This semester I became a teacher. Granted, I used to teach classes and personal training sessions back during my days at the Apple Store. But this semester I started teaching a class to high school students. Apple came out with a curriculum for teaching Swift and app development to students called Intro to App Development […]

The BYOD Experiment

In theory, a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for students should be a good idea. Although, the more I think about it, the less I’m sure I even agree with that. We’ve been BYOD for about five years (I’ve only been here for three), and it just isn’t working. Teachers don’t know what devices […]