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Tulare County Office of Education - iPad in Education

Mark Hammons
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Introduction to the iPad
  • What's in the box and buttons
  • Discussion about accessories
  • General Controls
  • Setting up your iPad
  • Settings
Connecting to iTunes
  • Have an iTunes account?
  • Discussion about accessories
Adding Content to your iPad
  • Audio
    • Playlists
  • Video
  • PDF's

iTunes App Store

  • Searching
  • Organizing
  • Removing 
  • Syncing
Growing List of iPad Apps for Education

Taking your iPad Online
  • Connecting to a wireless access point
  • Communicating with the iPad
    • Email accounts
    • Chat (AIM, Skype, Twitter, etc.)
  • Browsing the Internet

Explore some apps. 

Mobile Learning in Action!

Wrap Up!

One of the great things about the iPad is the ability to share apps like you'd share information about a band.  Please help us add to our growing list of apps by filling out this form. 

See what apps people are sharing.

Online Evaluation

Additional Resources (to really Geek out!)

Helpful 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!