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2011-03-21 and 3-22 - WEMTA

iPad2 in Education Workshop

Dates: March 21 and March 22, 2011

Times: 9:15-11:15 & 2:15-4:15 Mon. & Tues.

Format: Two Four-Hour Hands-On Workshops


Registration: Group

Capacity: 30 Participants

Location: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703

Lead Presenter
Julene Reed –
Director of Academic Technology

St. George's Independent School, Collierville, TN

CUE Lead Learner, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, DiscoveryEducation Leadership Council

Note: Because of the recent release of the iPad2, the order for the participant iPads has been delayed. We deeply regret this inconvenience, but this was due to circumstances beyond our control. Please accept our apologies, and check your e-mail for information regarding when and how you will receive your new iPad2. While I know this delay is disappointing (for me, too!), it will be well worth your wait to receive this newer iPad model which has a camera and other enhanced features.

The workshop will be held as planned, and we look forward to a great day of learning, sharing, discussing, and planning...and FUN!

Explanatory Message From Dr. Mark Wagner, Professional Development Coordinator, Computer Using Educators (CUE)

After April 1st, iPads will be available for pickup from WEMTA in Hartland, WI. Alternatively, WEMTA will ship the iPads to you individually (at no extra cost). Please fill out the following form to let us know how you'd like to be united with your iPad - by picking it up or by delivering it to an address that you specify:

Julene's iPad and Mobile Media Website


  • Brief introductions
  • Google Form iPad2 Survey
  • Housekeeping
  • Proposed Session Block Topics for Today
    • Morning: Intro, Hardware, Tips, Tricks, Gadgets, Management, Volume Licensing, Resources
    • Afternoon: Apps, Integration, Implementation Ideas and Strategies, Research Results, ePub, eTextbooks, (iMovie GarageBand, PhotoBooth, Keynote, Pages, etc.) and other Apple Apps, and...MORE APPS!
    • Anytime: Your Choice!

Introduction to the iPad2 –
        To Download/View the iPad2 User Guide, click the attachment file at the bottom of this page.

  • Navigating the iPad2
  • General Controls and Hardware Tour
    • Multitasking
    • Orientation
    • Volume
    • Home button
    • Search
    • Pinching
    • Cameras - front and rear (higher resolution)
  • Setting up the iPad2 and syncing
  • Settings
  • E-mail
  • Maps
  • Search
  • "Built–in" standard apps
    • PhotoBooth and others
  • iMovie on iPad2
  • Other Apple Apps: GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages
  • Shortcuts, tips, and tricks
    • Screen shot, special character, toggle alpha/numeric, cut/copy/paste, save to home page, etc.
  • Recommended accessories:

Setup (from David Freeburg)

Google on the iPad

  • Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms

iPad as an eReader:

  • Kindle, Nook, Google Reader
  • Digital Textbooks - what is there, what the future holds

Connecting to iTunes

iTunes App Store

  • Searching
  • Apps for Creation, Consumption, and Application
  • Apps by Grade Levels and Subject Areas
  • Apps for Admistrators
  • 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

  • iPad2's Creative Additions —Photo Booth, GarageBand, and iMovie (iMovie User Guide for iOS devices can be downloaded or viewed through the attachment section at the bottom of this page)
  • Photographs
    • Tap and save
  • Audio and Video
    • Import CDs
    • Purchase Content from iTunes
    • Find free content in iTunes U and other Podcasts
  • Video
    • Add your own movies by 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 Format (supporting document on converting Pages documents to ePub format is available to view/download at the bottom of this page)
  • Taking Screenshots
    • Hold down home button and on/off switch simultaneously
    • Screenshots are stored in your photo app
Special Apps for Special Kids (and Accessibility Options) – download/view information attached at the bottom of this page and check Julene's iPads and Mobile Media site for this

Escondido Apps

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 (Google Mobile app)

Mobile Learning in Action (Note: there are other project ideas on Julene's Mobile Learning Website)

  • Project: Create a virtual field trip about a location in Wisconsin (adapted from Lucy Gray's lesson)
    • 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 iMovie or Sonic Pics Lite, upload your photos and record your narration.
    • Email your final effort to Julene at
    • Alternate ideas:
  • Create a cartoon using Comic Life Lite or a podcast using Audioboo
Note: The Sample Lesson below will open in a new window.
To navigate back to this page, you will need to return to this window.

  • Sample Lessons from David Freeburg

Share Your Favorite Apps

Additional Resources -
Find apps and get your questions answered.

Online Evaluation
- Click here (link will be placed here later today)
Julene Reed,
Mar 20, 2011, 10:11 PM
Julene Reed,
Mar 20, 2011, 10:05 PM
Julene Reed,
Mar 20, 2011, 9:39 PM