Chris O'Neal

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iearthdude@gmail.com

VSTE Attendees: Let's test the wifi with Poll Everywhere.

You're on the go. You need to stay connected, and 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, 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.

1. Download and Organize Apps into Folders
  • Temporary Folder
  • 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