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40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts. We all want to get the very best out of our devices! Who doesn’t love finding out a new trick or shortcut? This roundup aims to enlighten those new to the iPad, and guide old hands to a few new tricks – the heading might be laced with hyperbole, but you’re going to have a look anyway… For those of you who are super-confident about your iPad knowledge, I’d like to propose a challenge. Go through and see how many features and shortcuts you didn’t know about, leave a comment with the number at the bottom of the post – and be honest!

Like the article? 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts 1. Let’s start gently, taking a screenshot is one of the simpler things on this list. Simultaneously hold down both the Home button and the Lock button for almost a second, and voila! 2. While we’re talking about the Home button, you can double-click it to bring up the Multitasking bar (more on that in a minute). Double-Click Home 3. Yep, that’s right. Triple-Click Home 4. Zoom 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. ShowMe - iPad Interactive whiteboard. Three Ways to Create Fake Facebook Profiles for Historical Characters. Creating a fake Facebook profile for a character in a book or of a famous person in history could be a good way to get students interested in writing about that person. Doing that on is a violation of Facebook's terms of service, but there are some ways to create fake Facebook profiles without using

Here are three ways to create fake Facebook profiles. My Fake Wall is a tool for creating a fake Facebook wall for a fictitious or historical character. To create a Fake Wall you do need to register for a My Fake Wall account. After registering you can upload images, write wall posts, even create "likes" and comments on fake posts. Click here to see the beginning of the Fake Wall I created for my dog. Derrick Waddell created a Facebook template for historical figures. The Wall Machine allows users to generate a series of fake Facebook updates. InClass for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store. 10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do On Your iPad — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. iP@ds in my classroom - Update 1 #Edchat #EdTech #Education. Here is the first of many updates on how the iPads are being used in my classroom.

The students were finally able to get their hands on the iPads on Monday (November 28). The first day was spent mostly on the ins and outs of how the iPads were to be used. I showed some of the basic features of the iPad and let them take them for a spin. They were excited to see what they could do and spent time taking pictures and playing around with the free apps. I showed them how to log into Dropbox and Evernote and how to log off those apps as well. Since these are shared devices, it's important that the apps used allow for user sign in and sign out.

I reminded the kids to log off any students that forget to do so and see me if there are any notifications that pop up. The next day, the kids were diving deep into their project (Creating a Transcendentalist Society) and started to encounter some problems using Dropbox. The next issue that came to light was the lack of email. Have a great day!

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Sites. APPLICATIONS. SPED. The iPad User Profile. Jul 09 Yahoo! Mobile Blog has an interesting analysis that may help shed more light on who the typical iPad user is. See images 1 thru 3 below for the diagrams based on data collected during the analysis. In short, according to Yahoo! – iPad users are predominantly male (2:1 margin) and 35 to 44 YO age group is heavily represented. Image 1: Ipad User Gender Distribution (Male vs Female) – incl. comparison to the average Yahoo! Image 2: iPad User – Yahoo! Image 3: iPad User Age Stats as Compared to the Average User Image 4: Chitka’s iPad Stats (Retired as of July 2010) Image 5: US Census, Income by State for Family of 4, sorted by Income Size. iPads in Education. Apps for Professional Development. Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web.

All educators would be wise to join the conversation. If you haven’t used Twitter yet, I would recommend that you read these excellent blog posts: Google Voice (free) Text and call for free! Also allows you to read transcribed voicemail messages or listen to them. Skype (free) A beautiful app that allows you to make and receive VOIP calls on your iOS device. HeyTell (free) A fun “walkie-talkie” app for quick voice communication. Consumption Apps FlipBoard (free) A beautiful app that turns your RSS reader (such as Google Reader) into a magazine. Zite (free) Similar to FlipBoard, however instead of just providing a beautiful interface to view content you select, Zite tries to introduce you to new content sources based off of sources you currently read. QR Code Readers Diigo (free) Research Apps: Google Search App (free) Genius Scan (free) 21st Century learner. Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation.

iPad Classroom. iPad Curriculum. 47 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom. Jr. Books iPad App for Kids - JibJab. iPad for Teaching & Learning. Best interactive iPad books of 2011 for kids of all ages - iPhone app recommendations - Lisa Caplan. All of these best iPad books for kids use digitization to enhance the reading experience, not divert attention from it.

Where there are frills, I prefer to see them focus on education instead of playtime. There are great books for pre-schoolers but also for older kids, a somewhat under-served sector. And, for those aimed at school-aged readers, I primarily looked for educational offerings, since there are iBooks, eBooks and digital comics for fiction fans. Here are eight amazing iPad reading apps for kids from 2011. The order is based on approximate audience age, not preference. Another Monster at the End of This Book… Starring Grover & Elmo ($3.99) This classic Sesame Street book is a sequel to The Monster at the End of This Book. The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore ($4.99) This adaptation from the short film which shares its name, was the most delightful surprise of the year.

Auryn - The Little Mermaid ($0.99) There’s No Place Like Space! The Gwaii – 3D Comic Book ($1.99) iPad Academy - Learn How to Use the iPad | Tutorials, Tips & Training. Tructional Technology: iPod Projects. Monster Crab Exits Shell Video. Top 10 Uses for Wi-Fi (That Aren't Just Connecting to the Internet) iPads and Tablets in Education. Ipad implementation ideas. Apple Stuff. Ipad-Iphone. Rover Flash Browser for iPad. Mobile Apps | News iSwiFTER Releases Rover Flash Browser for iPad In an effort to enable Flash-based content for iPads, iSWiFTER Learn has developed a new browser app, called Rover, specifically designed for educators and students that offers both pre-selected learning content and filtered web browsing.

Flash content is typically not compatible with standard iPad browsers. Rover is currently available as a free download on the app store. "Discovery Education is excited to partner with iSwifter to expand the availability of our robust, interactive content found on the iPad," said Craig Halper, vice president, Discovery Education in a statement.

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