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There are many blog entries and references on how to conserve battery power with digital devices. I am aware of many of them, however, have not published my own methods of reducing energy consumption. With 18% battery power left I thought it advantageous to implement battery conversation techniques. I thought it wise to share my strategies... Five immediate ways to conserve iPad battery Five immediate ways to conserve iPad battery
23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad 23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad Using an iPad is simple due to its intuitive interface, elegant touch interface, and user-friendly operating system. Below we’ve listed 23 different tasks a teacher should be able to perform with their iPad. We’ve tried to focus on the basics, along with some typical tasks a teacher may be required to complete. We’ve also (roughly) arranged them from less complicated to more complicated, so consider yourself an Unofficial iPad “Basic Hacker” if you can get to the bottom. For more complex iPad tasks and functions, we’re doing a follow-up post.
See a List of All Apps Installed on an iPhone / iPad with Spotlight It’s easy to wind up with a lot of apps installed on our iPhones and iPads, and if you’ve ever wanted to see every single app on an iOS device you have probably noticed there isn’t any obvious way to do so without connecting to iTunes or looking at the Storage Usage list in Settings. Well, obvious is the operative word there, because it turns out there is a very simple trick to list all apps installed on any iOS device with the help of Spotlight, and the list will include both third party apps downloaded from the App Store as well as the Apple defaults that come preinstalled on all iOS devices. Summon Spotlight by tapping and holding on the iOS home screen and pulling downEnter any single character, like a slash (/), dash (-), or a period (.) to see the application list The screen shot demos this with a forward slash /, but you can use just about any of the special characters accessible through the ’123′ key to display the same thing: See a List of All Apps Installed on an iPhone / iPad with Spotlight
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An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students Today while I was attending an iPad workshop I noticed that some teachers are using their iPads in a time-wasting manner. I am not sure if they are new to iPad or not but the first thing one can do when he/she got a new piece of these smart gadgetry ( a phone , a tablet, chromebook) is to head over to YouTube and type in the name of that gadget followed by the word " tutorial" and you will get all kinds of videos on tips and tricks related to that device. Most of people do not bother going through those thickly written guides accompanying the newly purchased gadgets. Videos and visual tutorials are better alternatives. If you have an iPad and you want to get the maximum out of in order to enhance your iPadding experience and improve your productivity on it, the tutorials below are part of what you need. These are some very good video tutorials that will introduce you to a wide variety of tips related to using and handling your iPad. An Interesting Collection of Handy iPad Tips for Teachers and Students
How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading Offering timely and effective learning feedback is a critical part of the learning process. This is a concept that’d seem to be more accessible than ever with technology, but sometimes technology is two steps forward, one step back. Take for example grading papers. While K-12 education has (mostly) moved away from pure academic essays to measure all understanding, the writing process is more important now than ever. Grading a physical piece of paper is as simple as writing in the margins, using established editing symbols, or others marking the paper up. While digital documents like pdfs allow for increased visibility, simpler sharing, and seamless curation, they have indeed taken a step back in regards to this all-important text marking. How To Use An iPad To Add Voice Comments To Grading
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Last night I had one of those incredibly horrifying moments that I hope you never experience. Just as I’m getting ready to go to bed at 11 PM in my hotel room I suddenly realize my iPad was missing. Losing an iPad is upsetting – knowing the damage someone could do if they accessed online accounts using my iPad was terrifying. Losing an iPad: Simple Things to Protect Identity and Theft on Your Mobile Devices Losing an iPad: Simple Things to Protect Identity and Theft on Your Mobile Devices
11 Simple Tips for Maximizing iPad Battery Life That Work 11 Simple Tips for Maximizing iPad Battery Life That Work The iPad already has very impressive battery life and regularly lasts all day, but who wouldn’t want to have their iPad last even longer? With a group of simple tips, you can extend an iPads battery life even further and get the absolute most out of your tablets battery for as long as possible. These tricks are the real deal, and we’ll focus on things that actually work. Let’s get started and maximize your iPad battery. 1: Take Control of Screen Brightness
s iPad Tips: Calendar Setup and Syncing By Lory | April 1, 2013 | 2 comments There are a lot of secrets about the iPad that should be obvious to any user, but unfortunately isn’t We dig around in all the nooks and crannies of our Apple tablets in order to bring you as much information as possible for using your device to its fullest potential. Last week, we walked you through setting up mail accounts on your iPad so now you can read work emails, personal emails, and messages from that junk account you set up just to be able to sign up for things. s iPad Tips: Calendar Setup and Syncing
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The Top iOS, iPhone, and iPad Tip Collections of 2012 The Top iOS, iPhone, and iPad Tip Collections of 2012 2012 is at it’s end, and just like with our favorite Mac tip collections of the year, OSXDaily.com is looking back and gathering some of the most useful multi-trick collection posts for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch too. Again, we are aiming to give you the absolute most bang for your reading buck here by focusing on our favorite multiple tip roundup posts and so we’re skipping the single walkthroughs and guides that we post every day. Read through them all and you’ll be mastering iOS with must-know tips, typing tricks, genuinely useful Siri commands, better iPhone macro photography, faster website access, and much more.
This is one of the top review sites for kids educational apps, games and books. They strive for meticulousness and honesty in their reviews, both positive and negative. Their goal is to be the most complete source for parents and educators looking for reliable info on an app before making a purchase. I met site owner Ron Engel over a year ago and was immediately impressed with the depth of his reviews of the apps that he tested with his own kids. Each full review is on a 5-star rating scale, and unlike most other sites, they include some very low as well as lots of highly rated apps. So far, I’ve never been burned by anything recommended highly by Ron for my personal purchases for my own child. The Digital Media Diet My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids The Digital Media Diet My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids
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Workflow | How to save, work with multiple apps and share iPad Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Mark Anderson One of the greatest positives of the iPad as a learning tool in education are the many different apps that allow students to create amazing pieces of work which demonstrate their learning. Not only that, but the productivity tools that go with their day to day activities are vast. Whittling down recently our core apps for students, you’ll see there are tools for taking notes, creating professional documents, presentations, making books, creating screencasts, the whole lot.
Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-10-15 Bending your neck to look at your tablet or computer screen is nothing new to teachers, students, admins, and pretty much everyone. But what about prolonged usage? It’s been hard to know until now. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health sheds some light on the right and wrong way you should be physically positioned during tablet use . 6 Quick Tips 6 Ways To Reduce Neck Pain While Using An iPad
What Tips or Tricks are missing from this list? Show us how much you know about your iPad...Add your tips in the comments area. 1. The "Hidden" Apostrophe If you're in Notes, Pages, or just writing an email, it's often time consuming (and slightly annoying) to locate the apostrophe. Usually, you have to tap the {.? 10 iPad Tips for Teachers
Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices. The Always Current iOS 5 Tips and Tricks Guide from Mac|Life 50 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks from TechRadar Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips
Classroom iPod touches & iPads: Dos and Don'ts Do delete content. Since you are mirroring the computer's iTunes Library onto the iPods, deleting items from iTunes will delete them from the iPods. After you no longer have a need for a podcast, video, or audiobook, delete it so it is not taking up room and cluttering up the iPods. Chances are you want to use this content with a future class. If it's something you will use again, drag and drop it into a folder on your desktop.
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