iPad for Admin

Schedule for June 23, 2011
8:30 - 11:30

Session Outline

Getting around your iPad
  • Settings
    • Side Switch
    • Passcode Lock
    • Brightness & Wallpaper
  • Spotlight search
  • Multitasking

There's an App for that!

Native Apps

Recommended Use
  • 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
  • Navigate websites
  • Save bookmarks
  • Save websites to home screen
  • E-mail web links to others

Useful Apps

Recommended Use:
Dragon Dictation
  • 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

  • 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
  • Data management
  • 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: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
Nebraska Department of Education's iTunesU site: click here.
Learn Out Loud Article on iTunesU: Learn Out Loud

How to Get Started:
  • Open iTunes
  • Click the 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
  • Select the 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:itunesushelf.jpg
    • Simply listen and view the offering in i-Tunes
    • Click the GET button to download it to your i-Tunes (which synchs with your i-Pad)
    • Click the TRIANGLE next to the GET 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 "SUBSCRIBE" 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 ibookstore.jpgfollowing 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.
kindle-whisper.jpgAmazon Kindle Whisper App: This app can be download for FREE from the app store on your iPad. Downloading this app opens another source for e-books--the Amazon Bookstore.

stanza.jpgStanza: Stanza is a FREE 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.

nook.jpgNook: Barnes & Noble also offers a FREE 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:
    1. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in the Devices list on the left in iTunes 9.2 or later.
    2. Click the Books tab in the resulting window.
    3. Ensure that the Sync Books checkbox is enabled.
    4. If iTunes is set to only sync selected books, be sure to enable the checkbox next to the PDF you want to sync.
    5. Click Sync.

Sample pdf's:

iPads for evaluations and walk-throughseval.jpg
Conducting evaluations and walk throughs just went paperless.
Using Google Docs you can create walk through forms.

Helpful Hints
  • 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 – http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours
38 interesting ways to use an iPad in the classroom https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzIxZ2RrNWp0ZDg&hl=en

Meet the iPad ebook.pdf
Create Google Docs Form eBook.pdf
Learning & Leading with Habits of Mind.pdf