50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. 10 best tablet PCs in the world today The vast majority of these tips will also work on the original iPad and iPad 2, so owners of any generation of iPad shouldn't feel neglected. For 50 more iPad tips, check out a new iPad app called 100 Tricks & Tips for iPad 2, brought to you by our colleagues on MacFormat. 1. iOS now supports folders. Your iPad will create a folder with both the apps in. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. 5. 6. 7. The iPad supports a VPN connection. 8.
Apps for Autism Everyone working with Individuals with Autism can see the amazing potential, and opportunities that successful use of an iPad can bring. And I am sure we are facing some of the same challenges. Finding the time to set the iPad up properly and integrate it across environments. And how can we make sure that our team can access the right training, so it is being used, modeled and integrated effectively? How do we balance it with the other effective learning and communication strategies and technologies already being used? I may not be able to solve ALL of these challenges today, but here is a quick and easy list of apps you may like to check out, for students with Autism. ) to help match the right app to the right student, environment and task. App to help find Apps: Apps to support communication development: Depending on the communication levels of each person, you may need to look at AAC Apps and/or Apps to develop oral language skills Apps for AAC: Apps to develop oral language:
Talk'n Photos 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. iPad 2 review It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 1. iOS now supports folders. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Riverwalk School iPad Resources There are many reasons for using an iPad. We have found that an iPad - Encourages and promotes active personalised learning It stimulates pupil engagement, attention and interaction It encourages active communication Ease of access – it is good for pupils with poor fine motor control as they are still able to activate the screen, it is portable and can be placed in the correct position for individual pupils to use The back lit screen is very important for pupils who have visual impairment It is flexible as it does not need too be plugged into the mains It allows instant feedback via video and photos It is very motivating and fun to use Apps range from basic to complex enabling pupils of all levels. Have a look at Richard Hirstwood's iPad Introduction video below. Guided Access is a very useful tool to use on the iPad. iPad Apps Here are some of the Apps that we use at Riverwalk. Newly added Apps December 2013 Fisher Price do lots of free apps for babies and toddlers
PrAACtical AAC | Supports for language learning Sometimes saying ‘no’ to the demands of the day actually helps us rejuvenate and allows us to be more productive. Saying ‘no to false information helps us to advocate for ourselves. The ‘no’ topic seems to be trending now. There have been quite a few blog posts and comments about the issue (Just Say No, How and When to Give Your Students A Break). Realizing that saying ‘no’ or protesting is a skill just like requesting or commenting, we like to teach it with specific communication opportunities and teaching strategies. ‘NO’ PrAACtice Opportunities ‘No’ Statements to Teach “No Thanks”“Give me 5 minutes to rest”“Please No”“Don’t Do That”“Not Now”“I need some space” (thanks @m2thefizzle for this example)“No, Need A Better Choice”“Leave Me Alone”“Stop”“No Way Jose” Teaching Strategies Teaching ‘no’ in appropriate ways will help foster great self advocates! Be Sociable, Share! Tags: AAC, breaks, communication, protesting, saying 'no' About the Author
Managing iOS Devices in the Classroom #tatc11 These are my notes from Maria Henderson’s presentation on using iOS devices (specifically the iPad) at the TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference on 10 June 2011: It is so important to talk about more than apps, managing devices in the classroom is critical Bretford cart only certifies that a Mac / Apple computer (not a Windows machine) to charge and sync multiple iOS devices Important for teachers to create a home base for students to start from at school and at home - could be a wiki page, a Moodle page, etc - this is where students go for files, handouts, content, etc Maria’s site: - this is a list of wikis for workshops I teach – using a wiki is word processing on the fly My idea playground is where I go to play with lots of sites, apps, etc Accessibility feature of iPad as three finger, double tap to zoom in - turn that on in iPad settings
A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].
Traveling with Grandma | Going Anyway We’ve had my Mum travel with us for 2 1/2 weeks, starting in Ulaanbaatar, and flying out of Shanghai. Its the third time she has joined us on our travels, and she is now officially welcome anytime. My daughter Sparky volunteered to tell you all about it. Travelling with Grandma – by Sparky Grandma is great fun and wonderful. I want to show you something. See what we saw. Hiking around Tsetserleg, Mongolia Wildflowers in Mongolia Colourful mushrooms in Mongolia Tsagaan Nuur-Tsenger Hot Springs, Mongolia The awesome carvings at the Longman Caves, China Traditional Mongolian musicians in Ulaanbaatar I love listening to bible stories with Grandma, its beautiful. I want to tell you something that happened when Grandma was traveling with us in China. Lets pretend that Grandma and I stay in China. Thanks Sparky for the lovely writing. Huang Shan (yellow mountain) where we wanted to climb with you Historic town of Tunxi which we wanted to explore with you Related posts:
iPad Display Projection. VGA, HDMI & Connecting to a Projector I recently wrote about the best new feature of the iPad 2 - full video mirroring. That is, the external display will show the same content as your iPad 2 screen. One week ago, I led a hands-on workshop on using the iPad as a display device. Why (was) is full video mirroring not available on the first generation iPad? However, the new Apple HDMI adapter (Digital AV Adapter) does work on the first generation iPad if the app supports video out. Thanks to our regional Panasonic rep, Henry Kazmierski, I also had the opportunity to test a new Panasonic projector that offered wireless connection to the iPad. For more on connecting your iPad to a TV or projector, see this article.
15 iPad Skills Every Teacher and Student should Have Check the learning goals below and share with us your feedback. Enjoy 1- My students should be able to create presentations . Here are the apps to help you achieve this goal : Sliderocket Idea Flight3- Slideshark5- SlideGrabber6- Prezi Viewer4- Xavier Presentation 2- My students should be able to create digital stories. 1-StoryKit2- Talking Tom & Ben News3- I Tell a Story4- Scholastic Storia5- Talking Tom Cat6- Toontastic7- Our Story8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story 3- My students should be able to create eBooks . 1- Book Creator for iPad2- eBook Magic3- Demibooks Composer4- Story Patch5- Creative Book Builder 4- My students should be able to print their docs right from their iPad. 1- Epson iPrint2- Print Magic3- ACT Printer4- Doc Printer5- Air Sharing 5- My students should be able to create videos . 1- Animoto Video2- Videolicious3- Vidify app4- ReelDirector5- Magisto6- Super 87- Vintagio8- iMovie 6- I want to Improve my students reading skills. 11- My students should be able to screen share .
Traveling with Grandma | Going Anyway We’ve had my Mum travel with us for 2 1/2 weeks, starting in Ulaanbaatar, and flying out of Shanghai. Its the third time she has joined us on our travels, and she is now officially welcome anytime. My daughter Sparky volunteered to tell you all about it. (Sparky has Cerebral Palsy and is non-verbal. Travelling with Grandma – by Sparky Grandma is great fun and wonderful. I want to show you something. See what we saw. Hiking around Tsetserleg, Mongolia Wildflowers in Mongolia Colourful mushrooms in Mongolia Tsagaan Nuur-Tsenger Hot Springs, Mongolia The awesome carvings at the Longman Caves, China Traditional Mongolian musicians in Ulaanbaatar I love listening to bible stories with Grandma, its beautiful. I want to tell you something that happened when Grandma was traveling with us in China. Lets pretend that Grandma and I stay in China. Thanks Sparky for the lovely writing. Huang Shan (yellow mountain) where we wanted to climb with you Historic town of Tunxi which we wanted to explore with you
iTunes Sync vs Backup -- How to Ensure You Keep Your Data - Blog - Decipher Media One of the great things about working on Decipher TextMessage and Decipher VoiceMail is that I get to help people recover important and personal data (messages from loved ones, photos of grandchildren, and that 11-month conversation with your significant other) on an almost-daily basis. On the other hand, sometimes I have to heartbreakingly tell people that the data might be lost forever. If there is one thing that I've learned from all of these interactions, as well as my own iPhone use, it's that to most of us, the iTunes backup functionality is a mystery that we hope will pleasantly surprise us one day. I'd like to take a minute to remove some of the mystique, and give everyone some much-needed peace-of-mind. When you plug your iPhone/iTouch/iPad into your computer and run iTunes, there are three forms of communication that you can request happen between your computer and the device: syncing, backing up, and transferring purchases. Syncing Backing Up Transferring Purchases