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Christian Brothers - 5-21-2012

Bill Bass
St. Louis, MO

Google Certified Teacher - Chicago '08

twitter: @billbass
skype: bill.bass3

Welcome Activity (15)
Facetime Demo (or Skype Demo)
GarageBand Demo ($4.99 from Apple)

Apple's Official iPad in Education Site:
Discussion: What does this device mean for education?

Overview of iPad (15)
What's in the box?
Setting Up the iPad
General Controls
    Home Button
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

Activity 1: Create a Video (30)
Using the camera app, shoot some video, take some pictures!
Idea - Interview three colleagues: How might you use an iPad in your roll as an educator?
Edit the video using iMovie
    Importing video
    Add transitions

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

Optional: Check out AnimotoVimeo, Splice (free or paid) or Videolicious

Activity 2: QR Codes
           Launch Scan app
           Scan QR codes from around the room
           Create your own QR code at Beetagg or using Google URL shortener          
Activity 3: Edit a Document through CloudOn (30)
Launch CloudOn app
Create an Account or Sign in
Connect to Dropbox
Open a document and edit. 
Your work is automagically saved in "the cloud" for access on other devices.

BONUS: Click on the downward chevron and select "use desktop version" to have access to additional features.

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)
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: 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.

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:

My Favorite Apps
        Goodreader - pdf and document reader
        iPhoto - photo editing
        SlideShark - presentation deliverer
        Scan - QR scanner
        Dropbox - online storage
        Evernote and Evernote Peek - cloud notetaking
        Google Earth
        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


YouTube Video

iPad Cases
        Smart Cover
        Belkin cases
        Otterbox Case
Keyboards - bluetooth keyboards
        Zagg keyboard case


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!