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iPad for Administrators
iPad for Admin
Schedule for June 23, 2011
8:30 - 11:30
Welcome to the Mobile Generation
Getting around your iPad
There's an App for that
iTunesU and other digital curriculum resources
Walk throughs and evaluations
Getting around your iPad
Brightness & Wallpaper
There's an App for that!
Simple note taking with no need to remember where you left your notepad.
Take notes while in the classroom
Capture key ideas while at a conference
Take pictures of needs throughout the building.
Videotape great things happening in the classrooms.
Include pictures and videos in observations and walk throughs
Connect with others using Facetime App
Meet with others to hold meetings
*Alternative - Skype* Available on iPad 2, Mac and PC
Save websites to home screen
E-mail web links to others
Record observations in the classroom
Record up to five minutes of a meeting
Speak and your words are transcribed
Can be e-mailed or copied into other applications
Save Notes, Pictures, Audio
Available on the web
Mac and PC Component
Works with Androids
Similar to Word
Word processing program
Import Pages and Word files already created
Export as Pages, Word or PDF
Similar to PowerPoint
Create visually pleasing presentations
Import Keynote and Powerpoint files already created
Great for taking presentations with you
Similar to Excel
Charts and Graphs
A whiteboard on every iPad.
Free for up to five to collaborate at once
Free iPad client
$50 for desktop client
Share your screen on other iPads
Give access to your iPad screen on other's iPads
$50 interactive whiteboard
Save files and access anywhere you can access the web.
Bring files with you when you are on the go.
Easily upload photos and videos
ITunesU and other Digital Curriculum
ITunesU is a part of the iTunes store that is designed for use in education. This "branch" of the iTunes store is set up to be a distribution center for students, teachers and others lifelong learners. At the iTunesU site you will find information that is shared by educational institutions free of charge. You will find everything from entire coursework lectures to individual "how to" lessons that individuals have posted for others to access via a computer or download to their iPad.
Along with audio content, you will often find supporting video and text based materials that correspond with the lesson shared. The Nebraska Department of Education is one of the partnerships with iTunesU.
Links and Resources:
Apple Link to ITunesU:
Nebraska Department of Education's iTunesU site:
Learn Out Loud Article on iTunesU
Learn Out Loud
How to Get Started:
link along the left
to get to the iTunes store
Once inside the iTunes store, open the iTunes Tab and look along the right side for the
iTunes U Quick Links
iTunesU Power Search
(see at right)
A search window will open (see below) where you can
add a search
term for the
title, descriptor etc.
At this point you can:
and view the offering in i-Tunes
button to download
it to your i-Tunes (which synchs with your i-Pad)
next to the
button to copy the link,
share to Facebook, or share on Twitter
You can also SUBSCRIBE to all of the lessons/RSS feed
To do this: simple double click on an offering on the shelf
(see at right)
Once the offering opens, simple click on the
button (see below) and you will begin getting all of the offerings from this provider automatically when you synch your i-pod. You can set up your preferences to determine how may episodes you keep and for how long the episodes remain in your iTunes. (see below)
iBooks and other Readers
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books and pdf documents. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or to your favorite.
Click on the "STORE" button along the left
to access additional books. (see below) You will be prompted to log into your iTunes account if you have not already done so.
Once in the store, you will notice the menu at the bottom of the screen
where you can browse for books using the
following buttons: Featured, NYTimes, Top Charts, Browse & Purchases. A "splash screen" appears with featured book such as "Oprah's Books," "Big Fall Releases," "Recent Releases," etc.
In the top menubar of the iBook Store you can sort by
: Categories, Featured Books, Release Date or by running a Search (upper right)
eBook Options on the iPad:
It is all about your preferences when it comes to ebook reader apps. If you are use to using the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook "there is an app for that" in the app store. It is all about your preference in e-book apps.
Amazon Kindle Whisper App:
This app can be download for
from the app store on your iPad. Downloading this app opens another source for e-books--the Amazon Bookstore.
Stanza is a
application for your iPad that works very much like iBook. Stanza allows the user to download from a vast selection of over 100,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on the iPad.
Barnes & Noble also offers a
app for the iPad bringing the number of options that are available from the many players on hard cover books to the iPad. The NOOK for iPad app is available at the app store and allows users to access ebooks from the Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Free Books to Add in iBooks
(run a search by the title and you will find the following FREE downloads)
iPad Starter Guide
iPad User Guide
iPad Publishing Guide
Syncing & Saving PDFs on Your Bookshelf:
To add PDFs to your iTunes library on your computer, simply drag and drop the PDF into your iTunes Book library.
To sync a PDF to iBooks on your device:
Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in the Devices list on the left
in iTunes 9.2 or later.
Click the Books tab
in the resulting window.
Ensure that the
Sync Books checkbox is enabled
If iTunes is set to only sync selected books,
be sure to enable the checkbox next to the PDF you want to sync
What I can do with an IPad in my classroom.pdf
Scott Meech_Lucy Gray_Carolyn Skibba_MobilizingLearning_VAULT.pdf
iPads for evaluations and walk-throughs
Conducting evaluations and walk throughs just went paperless.
Using Google Docs you can create walk through forms.
Limit amount of typing with multiple choice and multiple answer questions
Allow an area to give more feedback.
Use data to conference with teachers and for goal setting
History of all walkthroughs will be saved for future reference
Sample Evaluation Doc - Created with Google Forms
iPads for Administrators
- Recommended Apps
iPad resources for Administrators
Guided Tours from Apple –
38 interesting ways to use an iPad in the classroom
Meet the iPad ebook.pdf
Create Google Docs Form eBook.pdf
Learning & Leading with Habits of Mind.pdf
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"