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Top 10 iOS Shortcuts and Gestures. Five immediate ways to conserve iPad battery. 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. Stay tuned! And let us know which important ones we’ve missed below on twitter or facebook. 1. Power button; long press and plug it in. 2. Apple has you covered: “To redeem an iTunes Gift Card or Gift Certificate, click the Redeem link in iTunes, enter the code on the card or certificate into the Redeem Code box on the page, and click the Redeem button. 3.

For reference, check Apple’s help page, or Appducate’s page for some troubleshooting tips. 4. 5. 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: iPad Air: Helpful Tips and Tricks. 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. 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. PDF Annotation Which is where pdf annotation software comes in. There are many pdf annotation apps available that allow this kind of text marking, but another killer feature that is somehow less celebrated: voice annotation. Other Details. How to Watch your Own DVDs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Losing an iPad: Simple Things to Protect Identity and Theft on Your Mobile Devices. 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.

Fortunately I knew I had some protection because I password protect my devices and had set up Find My iPad/Phone. Which can’t be said for many of the educators I noticed using mobile devices at ISTE. Photo Credit: Miguel Angel via Compfight Here’s what I learned! Enable Find My iPad Fortunately I had Find My iPad/iPhone enabled on all my devices. You’ll find detailed step by step instructions here. Enable Password Lock It’s pointless to use Find My iPad without password lock. My device had been lost for 8 hours before I realised it was missing. Fortunately I had password lock set up on my iPad. Here’s how to set up passcodes: You can read more about passcodes here. 1. 2. 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 Tone the brightness down manually and do it often, because the iPad can be very aggressive with readjusting the screen brightness level, and the higher the brightness the faster the battery drains. The wonderful thing about the iPad is that, even without iOS 7, you can toggle the brightness settings much faster than on the iPhone… all you need to do is: Double-tap the Home button and swipe to the left controls to access the brightness slider, slide it leftwards to reduce brightness 2: Set a Low Brightness Level & Turn Off Auto-Adjust.

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. This week, we are focusing on the iPad’s calendar app and how you can sync it to your Outlook account, your Gmail account, and your Mac’s iCal. You may think that the iPad’s calendar app is nothing more than a stand-alone organizer, but it is actually a heavy-duty workhorse that can be synced across all of your iOS devices, plus some of the more popular online calendars.

If you haven’t already started using your calendar app, you can begin by adding events. Video: “16 New iPad tips 2012 “ The Top iOS, iPhone, and iPad Tip Collections of 2012. The Digital Media Diet My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids. 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.

Ron’s site has since grown to feature many talented reviewers and covers a lot of app territory. They also have a fabulous list of the Top 100 Free Apps as part of their regular “Good Free App of the Day” feature. This site was founded by Jennifer Bogart. TeachersWithApps.com TheiMum.com. How to identify iPad model. 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.

One of the negatives with the iPad though has been the problems associated with workflow. How do you get the work off? Some recent developments have really helped to alleviate many of these concerns. Firstly, with the advent of iOS6 came the option to be able to open files within apps in other apps. In fact, this new option has been massive. Above, you can see just some of the options I get upon choosing to open my Keynote presentation in another app.

6 Ways To Reduce Neck Pain While Using An iPad. 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 When using an iPad or tablet: Use a case that positions the device at a comfortable viewing angle Take a break every 15 minutes Routinely shift hands and weight; stand up if seated, or sit down if standing When using a laptop or desktop computer, follow the same tips for a tablet plus: Use an external keyboard Keep shoulders relaxed and elbows close to the body Keep hands, wrists, forearms, and thighs parallel to the floor Key Takeaways of the Study The Apple Smart Cover doesn’t actually help.

Comments are closed. 10 iPad Tips for Teachers. Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips. 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 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts from AppStorm Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Typing on an iPhone or iPad from Digital Inspiration The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials from How-To Geek 10 Useful Apple iPad Tips and Tricks from Mashable iPad Tricks and Tips from Redlands College Fifty iOS 5 Tips in Five Minutes from CNET UK. 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. You can drag and drop it back into iTunes for the next time you want it synced to iPods. Do configure the Music app for easy access to playlists and podcasts. Share 'One Transformed Classroom' iPad Tips for Teachers Using iBooks for Education | Jonathan Wylie. I’ve been spending a lot of time in iBooks recently, and have showed teachers a whole slew of features that are new, or not as well known, in Apple’s default e-reader. So, without further ado, here are a few of my favorites tips for teachers using iBooks in education. 1.

Find Free Books There are probably more free book titles in the iBooks Store than you might think, and they can be a great way to add to your classroom library without taking up any more valuable shelf space! Want to know a quick way to find them? Once you are in the iBooks Store, tap Top Charts, then tap Categories in the top left hand corner and select Children and Teens from the dropdown menu. Apple will then display a list of the most popular paid books on the left of your screen, and a list of the most popular free books on the right hand side of the screen. 2. A number of titles in the iBooks Store come with a built-in read aloud feature that will read the text to students, and highlight words as it does so. 3. 4.

Tips And Tricks For Saving Battery Life On Your iPhone And iPad. Good battery life is essential for a mobile device to succeed in the post-PC era, and Apple’s iOS devices continue to pack upgraded internals and improved battery technology into every product iteration. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can use a handful of tips and tricks for conserving precious battery on the go. Many of the tips are pretty basic, but every little bit counts when you’re trying to make it through the day on one charge. Here’s a roundup of tips and tricks for saving battery life on your favorite iOS device: Turn Down Screen Brightness The general consensus is that you should keep your screen brightness under 30% for optimal battery performance. Depending on your situation and whether you’re using your iPad indoors or not, screen brightness can be adjusted accordingly. Disable Location Services Location Services lets your apps access your device’s GPS to provide location-aware results and ads.

Disable Time Zone Settings Disable WiFi Disable Bluetooth Manually Fetch New Email. How Often Should I Charge My Gadget's Battery to Prolong Its Lifespan? Find What App is Using Location Services & Draining Battery Life in iOS. You can tell if Location Services is being used on an iPhone or iPad because a little purple arrow icon appears in the upper right corner of the menubar in iOS. If you’ve never paid attention to this before, it matters because when Location Services are being used it can drain your battery much faster than usual, this is because the app determining your location is constantly using network activity and GPS to pinpoint your coordinates and, usually, report it back to the apps servers. If you see that purple location services arrow pop up and you have no idea what app u Here is how to quickly determine which app is using Location Services, and potentially draining your iOS devices battery life: Open “Settings” and tap on “Location Services”Scroll through the app list until you see the app name with the purple arrow alongside it, it will be located next to the ON switchFlip this app to OFF if you want to disable location services for that app Nice tip idea from LifeHacker.

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