Chris O'Neal

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Here's a very cool search engine, developed by Obe Hostetter, ITRT in Rockingham County. This custom search engine is structured specifically to help find iPad apps: http://bit.ly/ipadappsearch.

You're on the go. You need to stay connected, and access existing digital media, create new documents, collaborate, and communicate. An iPad is a great tool that allows users to have their email, calendar, communication tools, newsfeeds, presentations, notes, and entertainment all on one small device.

Great teacher productivity infographic here.

1. Download and Organize Apps into Folders (mine are organized as seen below)
  • Social Network/ Communication
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Skype
    • Google+
    • Google Hangouts
    • Edmodo
    • FaceTime
  • Productivity
    • Evernote
    • Dropbox
    • Keynote
    • Google Drive
    • Diigo
    • Pages
    • Haiku Deck
    • SkyDrive
    • Adobe Reader
    • Prezi
    • Pocket
    • Skitch
    • Slide Shark
    • Atomic Learning
    • Whiteboard
    • ShowMe
    • QuickOffice
    • Dragon Dictation
    • Google Chrome
    • Scrollshow
    • CloudArt
  • Photos & Art
    • Pic Stitch
    • ArtRage
    • PS Express
    • Snapseed
  • General Utilities
    • Find iPhone
    • Calculator
    • GiantTimer
    • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • Books & Magazines
    • iBooks
    • Kindle
    • Flipboard
  • Music
    • Shazam
    • SoundHound
    • Spotify
    • Songza
    • Pandora
  • Videos
    • Crackle
    • YouTube
    • Hulu
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • Netflix
  • Coursework
    • ITunesU
  • Travel
    • AroundMe
    • Frequent Flier Apps
    • Inrix Traffic
    • Click2Map
    • Expedia
    • SayHi
    • TripIt
    • WhiteNoise
  • Webinars
    • Adobe Connect
    • BlackboardCollaborate
    • Webex
  • Health
    • WebMD
    • iMuscle2
    • FitStar
    • 7 Min WC
  • Little Kid Apps
  • Classroom-Example Apps

2. Get a Synchronization plan in place - what items do you need "in sync" across your devices? and how do you access them?
-Google Drive, Dropbox, Box
-Apple's iCloud
-iCloud Photo Stream
-Your Digital Life

3. Put frequently-needed content on your iPad (and plan accordingly if you might not have internet access)
-iBooks to download some free Ipad books
---download some PDF manuals you might use
---explore some free online books at Project Gutenberg

-Flipboard - magazine/news feeds
---set up some Twitter streams to follow

-Star items in Dropbox or check the 'make available offline' box for items in Google Drive

-Save URLs/articles with Pocket, so they'll be available offline

4. Plan for 'extras' that you might need while being remote:



Learn More:
Getting to know your iPad - the essential things you may not have discovered.
iPads in Education
iPads in Business