iPads for Educators - 2-Day Course
Washington County School District
July 14-15, 2005
St. George, Utah
Note: Here is the Class Registration form. Please bring a check tomorrow for $21 - NO CASH!
Day 1 Topics:
- ‘Home’ button - home screen
- Double-tap Home to access app switcher & recent contacts:
- View latest used apps - swipe from right-to-left to go back in time
- Kill or force close a misbehaving app? Swipe up and it’s done!
- Long Press on an App icon...
- Allows you to organize and delete apps
- Home row holds 6 apps OR folders!
- Creating folders of apps...
- When ‘wiggling’ drag one app onto another
- You can manage this in iTunes as well
- iOS 6/7/8 Time-Saving Gestures You May Not Know About:
- 5-Finger Vertical Swipe - Multitasking bar
- 5-Finger Horizontal Swipe - Fast App Switching
- 5-Finger Pinch - Returns to home screen
- Pinch to zoom on photos and web pages
- Swipe up from the screen bottom shows iPod controls, brightness volume, AirDrop & AirPlay, plus quick on/off switches for Airplane Mode, wireless, bluetooth, Do Not Disturb (moon), mute and rotation lock
- also quick access to the Clock/Timer and Camera apps
- Today View & Notification Center
- Swipe down from the screen top to get to your Today view and app/text notifications.
- You can customize the Today View depending on what apps you have - scroll to the bottom and tap ‘Edit’
- Universal Search: Spotlight
- Swipe down between any apps on the home pages to access Spotlight, which is a universal search for your iPad. Find apps, emails, information in documents, plus search many more new sources like: Wikipedia, news, places, iTunes & App Stores, movie times and suggested websites.
- Long-press on text brings up magnifier
- Double-tap on text brings up text selector, then you get Cut, Copy, or Paste options
- Switch to desired app, double tap, and click Paste
- Press Home and Power button together to take a screenshot of whatever is on your screen
- Image is saved to your Camera Roll in the Photos app
- Getting in Gear: Settings
- Airplane mode
- Connecting to a WiFi hotspot
- Location Services?
- Add Guided Access
- Change wallpaper and lock screen image
- Find iPhone & iCloud.com
- How much space do I have left? General option will tell you
- Store - sign in to iTunes account (can use multiple accounts)
- Googleize! Setting up your school Google Mail and Apps - Get the Gmail iPad app here!
- Click on ‘View instructions for Google Apps email addresses’ for school addresses
- Want to delete messages instead of archiving them? Here’s how.
- How do I see and control my projector-connected computer on my iPad?
- How do I see my iPad screen on my classroom projector?
- iTunes U - Gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools - plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content. Build your own courses!
- eMedia Videos - Utah approved videos available through the Pioneer Library. Play by using the QuickTime Download button (will work, pending update from UEN).
- Access ‘Prime’ content like Bill Nye by accessing eMedia + by logging into MyUEN
- With an alternative browser like iCabMobile, you can download eMedia and videos from other sites, except YouTube, directly to your iPad.
- Khan Academy - Over 3,500+ videos and 315 self paced exercises on an array of topics. Videos are between 5 and 20 minutes in length.
- TED - Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. Think of it as Professional Development for you - anytime, anywhere.
- iBooks - Apple’s eBook reader & store, now with access to high quality interactive textbooks for $15 or less.
- Get Free eBooks and textbooks - make sure to download iPad Guide(s) from the store in the ‘Top Charts’ area
- You can even create your own iPad eBooks with iBooks Author (if you have a Mac)
- OverDrive - Free eBooks & audiobooks from your local Public Library
- Need the latest book titles?
- Use either the iBooks bookstore or the Amazon Kindle app.
- Do It Yourself (DIY) Educational Media
- If you are not using Dropbox, you should be.
- Amazing, free solution to have access to selected files anywhere, on any device or platform.
- More and more apps are including Dropbox integration, and makes file management on the iPad a breeze.
- Gmail - a nice replacement to the included Mail app, especially since your school email account is Gmail
- Google Search - You can already search Google from Safari, but the app lets you
- Search with your voice
- Access your Google Applications (Gmail, Docs, Voice, Google+, etc.)
- A little more reliable (maybe) than the built in Apple Maps, and has free voice navigation as well
- Simply the best way to feel like the World is in your palm
- Evernote turns the iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. Use Skitch to add images and screen annotations.
- From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone &/or iPad to your computer and the ‘Cloud’.
- A great new app from Evernote is Scannable, which works like magic. It will take any handout, business card or other piece of dead tree and scan it into Evernote. Evernote’s killer feature is the ability to scan your photos for any text and make that text searchable! PDFpen Scan+ adds OCR to make scanned text editable
- Use PDF’s a lot? Adobe’s free Adobe Reader app for the iPad will allow you to:
- Provide feedback using the highlight, strikethrough, and underline tools
- Easily mark up PDF content with the freehand drawing tool, undo mistakes
- Add comments anywhere in your PDF with sticky notes
- Add text with the Add Text tool
- Fill out forms and lots more!
- Flipboard - a fast, beautiful way to flip through Twitter, the news, photos, Google Reader, Flickr - whatever RSS feed you give it
- Dragon Dictation - allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages, and enter text up to 5x faster. Here are some dictation tips!
- Notes Plus - is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording.
- It offers close-up writing mode for small text, stroke smoothing, vector shape auto-detection, palm handling, complete folder structure, PDF annotation, images, PDF exporting, emailing, and more
- Drafts for quick note taking
- Password & Login Management
- I use 1Password. Another option is LastPass. Pick one and use it to keep your logins safe, saved and secure.
- How do I find great new apps?
- Apple has just introduced the ‘App Of The Week’
- Replaces the old ‘Editor’s Choice’ apps
- Each week, a new high-quality app will be featured
- They are free!
- Head to the App Store on your iPad or in iTunes, and look for App of the Week.
- Organize and share the best of the web and your teaching resources all in one place
- Works well in a browser on the iPad, or get the app.
- Evaluating Educational Apps
- If you are deploying iPads in your schools, choosing the best apps is often a flock shot - download/purchase an app & try it for 3 minutes.
- If you’d like to get a bit more scientific, or have educators evaluating apps for you, you can access educational app evaluation rubrics to help quantify the apps chosen for use in the classroom.
- Want to use Text Messages for reminders and alerts for your class or school?
- Remind - http://remind.com
- A safe and FREE way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.
- The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
- Web-based (and FREE) Student Response tools that will work on any connected device or computer:
- Web-based platform that makes all sorts of voting, formative assessment, surveys and feedback simple and fast
- Runs on any web-enabled device - no app required, but they do have an apps for iOS and Android
- A great response system that I’ve used for years.
- Web based, works on any device.
- Uses MC or open ended questions
- Has some features that the others do not
- You can embed a Poll Everywhere question into a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation
- Students can vote via the web, text message or even with Twitter!
- “Gamified” quizzes and reviews that can be a lot of fun
- Take poll of what participants would still like to learn
Day 2 Topics:
Create an Educational Infomercial or other media rich project to support your classroom or content area taught, using the apps and things you’ve learned so far during this course. Project must be at least 2:30 minutes in length. You must publish the project somewhere online, and you must send me the link (firstname.lastname@example.org) to your project in order to receive credit.
Please take a look at the Class Syllabus. On page 3 is the Assignments and Grading section that has the lesson plan requirements & rubric. Please feel free to use the UEN Lesson Plan Tool or email/share your assignment with me at email@example.com. You can also send me any questions you have to that address or call me at (435) 590-8149 anytime.
Class Registration & Information:
Here’s the link to the class registration form (download it to fill it out on your computer) Class info follows:
- iPad for the Classroom
- EDUC 5205 Section 155 Credit Hours 1
- Instructor: Campbell
- Also, please fill out the brief Course Survey