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Ken Shelton, Apple Distinguished Educator

Our agenda can be found at this url is CaSe SenSiTive

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Welcome Activity (15 minutes)


Facetime Demo (or Skype Demo)

NEW: iBooks Textbooks and iBook's Author (And the iTunes U App and web-based Course Manager!)

Apple's Official iPad in Education Site:

For our workshop preliminary discussion and if you'd like to take notes during the workshop please download PaperPort Notes My favorite notetaking app is Notability ($.99 as of this posting) and of course if you are familiar with it Evernote is also fantastic.

Discussion: What does this device mean for education? How can we leverage the use of mobile devices to transform teaching and learning?

A cool video about the use of iPads with students

Overview of iPad (15 minutes)

What's in the box?
Setting Up the iPad
Hardware Controls
Software Controls
Getting Online
iTunes Accounts
How to create an iTunes Account (Simple and Recommended): 
How to create an iTunes Account without a Credit Card (A Bit More Complicated): 
Syncing with iTunes
iTunes U
iTunes App Store
Volume Licensing for Schools

Apps and the App Store (20 minutes) 
  • Searching
  • Installing (need your iTunes account username/password)
  • Organizing/Folders
  • Removing
  • Download the Google App

  • Other Sources for Apps:

1. Content Authoring (30 Minutes)

Makin' Movies

Download VidEditorFree (Video)
3-2-1 Project, Shoot some video
Options include a brief tour of the campus or your classroom, brief instructional video, or an intro video to your class for your students to watch
Edit the video.
Posting options

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. Content Consumption (30 minutes)

Creating your own custom magazine

  1. Download Zite.
  2. Add sections.
  3. Browse and share a good link.

Annotate an eBook

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).
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: Share your annotations using!

Optional: Check out Apple's iBooks for free too.

3. Instructional Content Production
 (30 minutes)

Download the following apps Screen ChompShowmeEducreations, and Skitch

More Activities: Elective (20 minutes)

Screen capture Explain Everything ($2.99)
Finding Related Apps Discovr Apps ($2.99) check periodically because I was able to get this for free and have seen it come up free sometimes
Music/Podcast Authoring GarageBand Demo ($4.99)

Visit and browse for something relevant to you or your students.
BONUS: You might also want to try Google Translate!

Reflection Activity (10 minutes)

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:
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):
Apps organized by Bloom's Taxonomy: 
A wiki focused on teaching with iPads:

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!