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iPad in Education Workshop

December 14, 2010
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Georgetown College LRC   
Lucy Gray
Twitter: elemenous

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Find the resources hand out here



  • Brief introductions
  • Survey
  • Housekeeping
  • By the end of this workshop, you will be able to do this. :)

Introduction to the iPad

Connecting to iTunes

iTunes App Store

  • Searching
  • Downloading Apps directly from the App Store or download to your computer and sync
    • Free Apps to Try:
      • Dragon Dictate
      • Bump
      • iTalk Lite
      • Kindle
      • iBooks
          • Add free iPad guides to your iBook app
            • iPad User Guide from Apple (download using iBooks app)
            • Take Control of iPad Basics By Tonya Engst (download using iBooks app)
      • StoryKit
      • ComicTouch Lite
      • AliceLite
      • Doodle Buddy
      • Google Mobile App
      • Sonic Pics Lite
      • Wikipanion
      • Audioboo
      • Google Mobile App
      • Google Earth
      • Google Books
  • Removing apps
  • Organizing
    • Making folders
    • Thematic collections
  • Syncing

Adding Content to Your iPad

  • Photographs
    • Tap and save
  • Audio and Video
    • Import CDs
    • Purchase Content from iTunes
    • Find free content in iTunes U
  • Video
    • Add your own movies put putting them in your movies folder and syncing
  • PDFs
    • iBook app
    • app
    • Dropbox app
  • Publishing in ePub format
    • Apple's Pages Program from the iWork suite > Export to epub Forma
  • Taking Screenshots
    • Hold down home button and on/off switch simultaneously
    • Screenshots are stored in your photo app

Taking Your iPad Online

  • Connecting to a wireless network
  • Communicating with the iPad
    • Email
    • Chat (Skype, AIM, Twitter etc.)
      • Skype - use the Skype app
      • AIM - use AIM app
      • Twitter - Twitter, Tweetie, Tweetdeck apps
  • Using Google Docs on your iPad

Mobile Learning in Action

  • Project: Create a virtual field trip about a location in Kentucky
    • Research facts about your state using Wikipanion and other web sites.
    • Collect 3 images and save them to your iPad's Photos.
    • Write out a short script. You could do this using your Notes app or Google Docs, but it's not required.
    • Using Sonic Pics Lite, upload your photos and record your narration.
    • Email your final effort to Lucy at
    • Alternate ideas:
      • Create a cartoon using Comic Life Lite or a podcast using Audioboo

Share Your Favorite Apps
  • Subject area exploration 
    • Use resources listed on this page.
    • Take a look at some of Lucy's favorites.
    • Break into small groups and find 3 apps to recommend to the group
  • Large group discussion
  • Add your finds to this Google Form and Spreadsheet

Additional Resources -
Find apps and get your questions answered.

Online Evaluation