St. Louis, MO
Google Certified Teacher - Chicago '08
Welcome Activity (15)
Overview of iPad (15)
How to create an iTunes Account (Simple and Recommended): http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2731
How to create an iTunes Account without a Credit Card (A Bit More Complicated): http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534
Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
Idea - Interview three colleagues: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?
Activity 2: QR Codes
Launch Scan app
Scan QR codes from around the room
Activity 3: Edit a Document through CloudOn (30)
Activity 4: Create a Screencast video
Launch Screen Chomp App
Choose a background picture from Dropbox or from your camera roll (optional)
Press record and teach your students a short lesson
Share the link to your video so students can see it anywhere they have an internet connection.
More Activities: Elective (15)
Reflection Activity (15)
My Favorite Apps
Goodreader - pdf and document reader
iPhoto - photo editing
SlideShark - presentation deliverer
Scan - QR scanner
Dropbox - online storage
Flipboard - RSS feeds in a magazine
Adobe Ideas - drawing notebook
Weather Channel - weather
Netflix - streaming movies
Toontastic - Creating animated stories
Easy Bib - Scan a book bar code to get citation information
Keyboards - bluetooth keyboards
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!