Agenda ~

Getting to know your iPad                                                                  

Lead Learner

Sean Williams

Activity 1 - Making Movies
Activity 2 - eBooks
Activity 3 - Collaborating with Google Docs    
Activity 4 - Creation in the Classroom
Closing Discussion/Reflection

Opening: Why iPads in Education?
Introduction to the iPad
Taking your iPad Online
  • Connecting to a wireless access point

Browsing the Internet

  • Multiple browers
  • Adding a Bookmark
    • iPad in Ed (
  • Saving Images
    • Tap image>Save image
    • Finding images on iPad
  • Printing
    • Print Central App

1. Makin' Movies (30)

Download the Splice app.
3-2-1 Project, Shoot some video
Edit the video.
Share. :)

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

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

2. eBooksAnnotate 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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain. Annotate Chapter 1, 
View your annotations online at

Go Further: 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. (Tap the iBook icon on your iPad)

Next Steps: Finding and Publishing Content in ePub Format

Create, Collaborate, and Edit the Google Way (45)

Activity: Google Docs and the iOS Device

To learn about using Google Docs on your iPad check out Google help.

Begin by launching Safari, navigating to and then login by using your Google account user name or create an account at that site.

If you've used Google Docs before you'll see your documents list, click on one to open it and then edit that document. If you're new to Google Docs then create a new document. 

Your work is saved in "the cloud" as you work on it to your Google account. It is backed up and you can access it from any web browser using any computer, smart phone or tablet.

Collaborate with us by adding your favorite App to our list and a description of how you use it in education. You can select that link or use the QR code below. 

Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to sharing controls and the features you normally see on your computer version of Google Docs.

Activity (time permitting) : QR Codes

QR codes are Quick Response codes that quickly take you to your desired website. They are those crazy looking boxes you see everywhere. 

Download the Google App. 

Open the Google App.

Use the camera icon next to search. 

Click the camera icon and take a picture of the QR code. 

The link will appear.

To create a QR code. 

Copy the link for the website you'd like to create a QR code for. 

On your computer go to:

On the left side select "Create Barcode"

Paste in your url and give it a title if you like. 

Your QR code will appear. Simply right-click to save it to your computer. 

Print out your QR code and display it in your classroom. As people use a QR reader to view the image it will take them to your website. 

Google also provides a QR code generator at where you can quickly create a QR code and shortened url for the link as well.

Finished? Go further, Take a look at other ways to use Google Docs on the iPad:
4. Activity: Creation in the Classroom
We're going to head to Apptivites where we'll search through some of the available activities. We'll then be making some trading cards to share with eveyone in the room. For the trading cards you'll need to make sure you've loaded Strip Designer or Comic Touch on your iPad as well as Bump (Bump Technologies--iPod Version).

Now, create a vacation comic strip that describes the place you'll be going this summer to get away from the stress of teaching. To get full step by step instructions check out this apptivity

iPad2 - Mark Hammons

Helpful Tips
How to add a bookmark?
In Safari, click on the "+" next to the address bar, you can add a shortcut to either the "desktop" (also known as the home screen) 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 Photo 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 whats 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!

iTunes Accounts

To begin you'll need an iTunes account for syncing your iPad to your device. Your iTunes account allows you to download apps, music, books and more for your iPad through the iTunes store. Many of the apps are free and very powerful. To create an account you'll need either a credit card, iTunes gift card or to purchase a free app.