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iPad in Education

Lead Learner
Tammy Lind
4K-12 Technology Integration Coach School District of South Milwaukee
Google Qualified Trainer
Intel Master Teacher lind.tammy@gmail.com
Twitter: @TamL17 Diigo: TamL17 Skype: Tammy.lind


Welcome Activity 
Introductions and Goals for Workshop
  • Discussion on advantages of using video calling such as Skype/Facetime
  • Add bookmark of this page to your HOME SCREEN
  • Navigation with Safari
  • Multiple Pages / Closing
Overview of iPad 2 
  • Hardware Controls
  • Multitasking (Hidden/Helpful Controls)
  • Fully quitting programs
  • Orientation/Mute Switch (how to change)
  • Volume
  • Navigating
  • Home Button (1 Press vs 2 Press)
  • Search
  • Pinching
  • Sleep vs Power On/Off
  • Taking A Screenshot
Software Controls
  • Tap
  • Tap & Hold on Apps
  • Tap & Hold over text
  • Select, Select All
  • "sliders"
  • Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Making Folders
iOS Device Tips - Go through and practice

Settings
  • Wifi
  • General
  • Mail, Contacts, Calendar
  • Store > Automatic Downloads
Getting Online
How to find and download Apps

Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
  • Record video and take pictures using Camera App
  • Vertical vs Horizontal
  • Where do video/pictures go?
  • Download the Splice App for iOS (Note: this is optimized for iPhone, but works well on iPad.)
  • TASK: Shoot video and pictures.  Go around the school. 
Ideas:  Introduce yourself to your students using video.  Show your classroom.  Something to post to YouTube that you can embed on your teacher website?  
Interview three colleagues: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?  Pictures of building?  Welcome video for students?  
  • Either upload the video clip raw to your YouTube account or Edit the video using Splice
  • BONUS for Splice Editors: Export your project to your camera roll. Then upload it to YouTube.

Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)

iBooks (Apple product, only on iOS devices)
  • Why iBooks is the Best Ever (Blog Post)
  • Navigation:  TOC, brightness, text size, search, bookmarks, bringing up the tools
  • Annotations / Notes / Highlighting
  • Changing colors
  • Collections
PDFs

iBooks to download
  • iPad 2 Starter Guide (MacWorld)
  • In iBooks, go to STORE > TOP CHARTS > FREE and pick a few others to download
Kindle (Amazon product, available on all types of devices)

BONUS: Search your annotations, and cut-and-paste them... or save and share them using another service, like Evernote


Activity 3: ScreenCasting on your iPad (15)
  • Screencasting is an activity that addresses many 21st Century skills and fits in with all areas of the curriculum.
  • Please read this blog post from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano on using screencasting apps on the iPad and how this activity addresses so many literacies. You will also find reviews for three screencasting apps currently available in the iTunes store.
  • Download ScreenChomp
  • Take a photo with your iPad and use that photo to create a screencast using ScreenChomp.
  • Share the screencast with a friend
Activity 4: Edit a Google Doc (30)

BONUS: Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to additional features.

Optional: Try creating a Form, which can easily be filled out on an iPad (for custom walk throughs or rubrics).



App Share (15)
  • Google Translate
  • Tour Wrist
  • Science 360
  • Sketch Explorer
  • Interactive Stories
  • iBrainstorm
  • SoundNote
  • Evernote Peek
  • Flipboard
  • Pulse news
  • DropBox
  • PuppetPals
  • QR Code reader (i-Nigma)
  • Lots more!

More Activities: Elective (15)
Visit Apptivities.org and browse for something relevant to you or your students.
Explore Time--

Reflection Activity (15)
How do you plan to use the iPad in your role as an educator?
Submit an idea?
How do you plan to use it with students?

 Additional Tips:

How to add a bookmark?

In Safari, click on the "+" next to the address bar, you can add a shortcut to either the "desktop" (also known as the home screen) or as a bookmark to the Safari browser.  This can be handy to access websites you frequent often. 

Portrait vs. landscape mode!
Often times, certain features of some applications will have a different layout whether you're looking at it in portrait or landscape mode.   I've noticed, while in pages, that some features weren't present in landscape mode (which is easier for me to type on) that were available in the portrait mode.   Key point:  try both ways to see if it's something that is hiding from you! 

How to take a screenshot of the iPad screen!
Taking a screenshot of whats on your iPad can come in very handy when you need to share something with people who don't have access to see your screen.  By holding down the home button (the only button on the front of the iPad) and the power button (top of the iPad), the screen will flash and take a picture of whatever is on your screen.   The iPad will store this in the "Saved Photos" album in the Photos app!

How to transfer Apps from one computer to another?
I sync my iPad with my home computer, but sometimes I'll be at work and find a cool app that might be available free for a limited time.  I typically download the app to my work computer, then in the apps window of the, I'll right click on the app and Show in Finder (or Show in Explorer).   I then take that .ipa file and store it on my dropbox to transfer that purchase to my home computer. 

How to limit students from accessing certain content on the iPad!
There are some obvious reasons why you might want to limit certain applications (perhaps iTunes) while your students use your iPad.   If you go to Settings - > General - > Restrictions -> Enable Restrictions...  you can dictate what apps can be accessed after you type in a passcode.  While that passcode is setup, those apps won't even display on the screen.   To disable this, simply navigate back to this page and enter the passcode!


Resources 

Kathy Schrock's Bloomin' iPad Apps--Apps sorted by Blooms Taxonomy Levels!  Wow!
http://kathyschrock.net/ipadblooms/

Great apps for learning across Math, Life Science, Reading and Geography:

Math
Life Science
To Read
Geography 

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