Mark Hall

Twitter: mhall209


Agenda and Resources

Welcome Activity (30 minutes)
iPad 2 Video (Alternate Location)
GarageBand Demo ($4.99 from Apple)

Discussion: How can this device change what we do in school?

Overview of iPad 2 (15 minutes)
What is in the box?
Setting up the iPad
Hardware Controls
Software Controls
Getting Online
iTunes Accounts

Syncing with iTunes

iTunes U (A link within iTunes)
iTunes App Store
Volume Licensing for schools

Activity 1: Create a Video (30 minutes)
Download the Splice App for iOS. This is an iPhone app, but it still works great on the iPad.
Shoot some video!
Interview three colleagues: How can you use the iPad in your roll at the school?
Edit the video.

EXTRA CREDIT: Export your project to your camera roll. Then upload it to YouTube.

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 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Search for "public library" in the text.
Annotate something important in his story about establishing the Philadelphia Public Library
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.)

Activity 3: Edit a Google Doc (30)
Editing Google Docs on The Go (Blog Post & Video)
Share your docs on the go with the improved Google Docs for mobile (Blog Post)
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 additional features.

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

More Activities: Elective (15)
Visit and browse for something relevant to you or your students.
BONUS: You might also want to try Google Translate!

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?

Additional Resources:
Apple's list of iPad apps for education
One Year Later: Assessing the Impact of iPads on Education
Growing List of iPad Apps for Education
Check out these slide decks by Cheryl Davis, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher:
A Community effort to Grade Educational Apps:
More (from CUE's iPad in Education workshops):
CUELA page (CUE’s local affiliate):