Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka
Teacher & Tech Coach
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Welcome Activity (15)
Overview of iPad 2 (15)
  • Hardware Controls
    • Multitasking (Hidden/Helpful Controls)
      • Fully quitting programs
    • Orientation/Mute Switch (how to change)
    • Volume
    • Navigating
      • Home Button (1 Press vs 2 Press)
      • Search
      • Pinching
      • Sleep vs Power On/Off
    • Taking A Screenshot
Software Controls
  • Tap
  • Tap & Hold on Apps
  • Tap & Hold over text
    • Select, Select All
    • "sliders"
    • Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Making Folders
iOS Device Tips - Go through and practice

  • Wifi
  • General
  • Mail, Contacts, Calendar
  • Store > Automatic Downloads
Getting Online

Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
  • TASK: Shoot video and pictures.  Go around the school. 
Ideas:  Introduce yourself to your students using video.  Show your classroom.  Something to post to YouTube that you can embed on your teacher website?  
Interview three colleagues: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?  Pictures of building?  Welcome video for students?  
  • Either upload the video clip raw to your YouTube account or Edit the video using Splice
  • BONUS for Splice Editors: Export your project to your camera roll. Then upload it to YouTube.

Activity 2: Annotate an eBook (30)
Kindle (Amazon product, available on all types of devices)

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

iBooks (IF TIME)
  • Why iBooks is the Best Ever (Blog Post)
  • Navigation:  TOC, brightness, text size, search, bookmarks, bringing up the tools
  • Annotations / Notes / Highlighting
    • Changing colors
  • Collections

iBooks to download
  • iPad 2 Starter Guide (MacWorld)
  • In iBooks, go to STORE > TOP CHARTS > FREE and pick a few others to download

Activity 3: Edit a Google Doc (30)
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.

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

iPad Helpful Tips
Great tips from Ted Lai

How to add a bookmark?
In Safari, click on the "share arrow" next to the address bar.  You can add a shortcut to either the home screen of the iPad or as a bookmark to the Safari browser.  This can be handy to access websites you frequent often. 

How to save a picture into your Photo App?
When you're browsing around the Internet and find a picture you like, tap and hold the picture and you'll be prompted with a "Save Image" and "Copy" prompt.   By selecting the "Save Image", it will download the image to you iPad in the "Saved Pictures" album in the Photos app. 

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 what's 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 delete multiple pictures from the Photo App!
It's a little deceiving to try and delete more than one photo at a time while browsing the Photo App.  What you want to do it is click on the arrow in the top right corner of the photo app (doesn't work in all folders, but it does for the general photos area and saved photos).   Then, click on one of the photos you want to delete and the delete button will be highlighted.  You can now drag around to select as many as you'd like to delete!

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!


Tom Barrett's Ways to Use an iPad in the Classroom Presentation

Kathy Shrock's Blooms Taxonomy of iPad Apps.  GREAT Resource!

Tom Barrett's Ways to Use QR in the Classroom Presentation


These are topics and links for items we won't cover during the initial workshop.

iTunes Accounts
Setup of iPad (from David Freeburg)

GarageBand Demo ($4.99 from Apple)