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Note: All of the accounts and apps we'll use during the workshop are free, but you will need an iTunes account.

Introduction to the iPad



Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
Create an account at or login.
Complete your registration if necessary (via email).
Download the Vimeo App for iPad.
Shoot some video!
Edit the video.
Post to Vimeo and share. :)

BONUS: Export your project to your video library to upload it elsewhere (like YouTube).

Optional: Check out Animoto for free or Apple's iMovie for $4.99

Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)
The End of Books? (Blog Post)
Create an account at or login.
Download the Kindle App for iPad.
Register your kindle (from inside the app).
Download Bullying by Dr. Sabina Dosani. 
Annotate Chapter 3: Switched On: Online Bullying
View your annotations online at

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

Optional: Check out Apple's iBooks for free too. (Link may not work.)

Next Steps: Finding and Publishing Content in ePub Format

Activity 3: Edit a Google Doc (30)
Editing Google Docs on The Go (Blog Post & Video)
Create an account at or login.
Visit on the iPad.
Open a document and click edit. 
Your work is automagically saved in "the cloud." It is backed up and you can access it from any web browser.
Try collaborative editing with us using this demo document

BONUS: Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to sharing controls (and other features).

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

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


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

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