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Educators of today are always on the go, and need to stay connected, have access to 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, teacher/student interaction documentation, notes, and entertainment all on one small device! The number of apps can be overwhelming, so I always suggest having your
main productivity apps on the first screen
. Move your secondary, less important, distracting, and entertainment apps to a separate screen. Let's create a digital backpack with your iPad.
Part One - Getting to know your iPad
-Reflections on year-long ipad pilot
-Getting everyone on wireless
-Testing wireless with
. I'll project a question on the screen, you'll answer on your iPad.
Saving a frequently-accessed Internet site as an app icon
- the iTunes U app has been updated, and is a really cool way to organize your books and other learning materials.
---Magnifying glass for text edits - when you are typing text, touch and hold to reveal a magnifying glass which lets you edit in the middle of a word, etc.
(If you'd like to review some tutorials on your own time,
- Setting up Your iPad Office Suite
You can't connect a usb thumb drive to an iPad, because you don't need to. Here's my suggestion - create a
account on your desktop/laptop to store your documents (create the account, then install on desktop, laptop, iPad - it's your portable "My Documents" folder.). If you're just going to
Word/Powerpoint files on your iPad, Dropbox will do that just fine. If you want to edit/create Word/Powerpoint, then you'll probably need to invest in a paid app. If you're already a Mac person, go with
. If you're more of a PC person, try
Documents to Go
. For now, there IS a good free app called "CloudOn" - but rumor has it that it may be pulled from the App store.
Office tools for your digital backpack:
- synchronized note-taking; portable basic notes, audio memos, photos, saved items
---photo/video capture scavenger hunt
to download 2 free Ipad books
download some PDF manuals
you might use
---explore some free online
books at Project Gutenberg
---buy some iBooks to read for fun
- magazine/news feeds
---setting up some Twitter streams to follow
---creating Twitter feeds as Flipboard modules
---other Leadership RSS feeds
Miscellaneous backpack tools:
- what's around you - restaurants, ATMs, etc.
- free video conferencing on your ipad - with other Skype users
Merriam Webster Dictionary
ESPN Score Center XL
Webinars on iPad:
Go To Meeting
Walkthroughs on iPad:
Using an iPad for Classroom observations/walkthroughs
Sample Walkthrough with Google Forms
More help with Google Forms
Part Three - Other Leadership Apps and Ideas
iPad "Volume Purchase Program" -
Volume License Webinar every Tues. Thurs from Apple
(scroll 1/2 way down the page for the Webinar link on the right)
Getting to know your iPad
- the essential things you may not have discovered.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"