iPad iPad workflows

Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson


iPad workflows

iPad workflows are really important to learning. Student work doesn’t often happen within just the one App. We need to be able to connect the work created in one App to enable us to develop it further within another.  Last night I met up with @joedale and we had a bit of an ‘App off’ and in our discussions, I mentioned an App called Figure (69p) made by the Propellerheads of ‘Reason‘ fame and excellent producers:


I love the Figure app, not so much for learning but as a music lover, I find it a great little App for playing with sounds and music and generating ideas. I brought up an excellent screencast I had recently seen by Julian Coultas (@digitalroadtrip) on workflow between Figure, Garageband (£2.99) and Bossjock Studio (£6.99).


While Joe and I were talking about this, I showed him my Soundcloud account because there’s great opportunities for sharing in the Figure app for going straight in to Soundcloud. We laughed at a recent Mickey Mouse Clubhouse remix I had made on Figure for my son.  Whilst on the topic of Soundcloud too, can I give it a big thumbs up? It’s a great place for saving / sharing audio such as:

  • Audiobooks
  • Recordings
  • Compositions
  • Performances
  • Radio shows
  • Podcasts
  • and much more

The conversation then moved on to another great app I came across recently called ‘Posts‘ because whilst a really good iPad WordPress/Blogger blogging tool many people had avoided it due to its £6.99 price tag – it’s now FREE! Joe asked the question; “can you embed stuff on the pages?”, because the editor allows you to easily access both the HTML and the rich text front end. I didn’t know. So we tried and we blogged the original post you can see below that this post has become with the successfully embedded Soundcloud / Mickey Mouse track.

It’s great! Moving things from one App to the other is getting increasingly more easy on the iPad and the winners are the users and in our case, very thankfully, the students and their learning.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Joe for a great night last night too. As someone who knows the odd App or two, it is always refreshing to get a complete whooping when it comes to great App ideas. Joe really knows his stuff and we had a cracking, albeit late o’clock by the time we packed up, night. Thanks Joe!

>>>>>> here’s the original post below >>>>>>

Let’s see if this works!?

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Mark Anderson is a former assistant headteacher, an award winning blogger and education technology expert, keynote speaker, best-selling author of 'Perfect ICT Every Lesson' and independent consultant. He is one of the UK’s most in-demand speakers and strategic consultants for schools and is a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology and sound pedagogy.

11 Responses to iPad workflows

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  2. Chris Mayoh says:

    A very interesting post, Mark.

    Mastering the issue of workflow is one of the keys to making iPads and iPods viable as tools for learning in the classroom. It’s great that you are sharing your success stories with this issue in the disciplines of music and audio – not my specialism, i have to admit.

    Thanks also for the tip about the ‘Posts’ iOS app. It’s really brilliant and easy to use.


    • Thanks for your comment Chris. Cheers! I love Posts for lots of reasons – the RTF editor is great, you can write posts offline and upload later. Lots and lots to love. Hope you find it as useful as I do 🙂



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  5. Hilary says:

    I have downloaded the Posts app and set up a new blog on blogger, as I already have another blog there, but when I try to add this blog Posts doesn’t recognise it. It gives me an error message saying “Unable to detect the type of blog”. My blog does not have a user name, so I just entered the email adress connected with my google account- maybe this is the problem, but I can’t see an option on blogger to create a username. Any advice?

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