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1 The iPad in EDUCATION

2 Peggy Reimers Director of Professional Development 512-450-5406 twitter@tcea

3 Free weekly Lunch and Learn webinars Member portal of resources Free monthly Legislative Update webinars Professional Development Certification Program

4 Educator awards Student contests Advocacy at the state and national levels Special Interest Groups TechEdge magazine and TechNotes e- newsletter

5 Become familiar with the iPad and its features. Understand the differences between an iPad, an iPhone, and an iPod touch. Differentiate between the three types of apps that will run on the iPad. Understand the value of the iPad in education.

6 9.7” 1024x768 pixel LED-backlit display 1GHz Apple A4 processor Up to 10 hours battery life 0.5 inch thin 1.5 lbs.

7 Three million iPads sold in the first three months (one iPad every three seconds!) More than 85 million iPhones and iPod touches sold thus far 11.7 BILLION songs sold currently

8 More than 4 BILLION apps sold so far 11,000 native iPad apps in the App Store; 252,000 apps total (compared to 100,000 apps in the Android store and 9,000 in the Blackberry) 15,000 new apps are received every week The iPad went from zero to 25% of the digital book market in just 2 months.



11 16GB32GB64GB Wi-Fi Only$499$599$699 Wi-Fi + 3G$629$729$829

12 What is changing on the iPad? As of Monday, you will no longer be offered the $30 Unlimited data plan on the iPad. Opt for a $25, 30-day 2GB plan. What about the iPad $15 250MB 30-Day Plan? The prepaid iPad $15 plan will not be affected at all by these changes. What happens if I use over 2GB in one month on the iPad now? You will be able to purchase another month for another $25, with the data clock starting a new 30 days when you do so. Will my unused data roll over? It will not, neither on the iPad prepaid plans nor on the iPhone (or other smartphone) postpaid plans.


14 Uses same cord for synching and charging Multi-touch Same basic apps included (Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Maps, Videos, YouTube, iTunes, App Store) Same apps in dock (Safari, Mail, Photos, iPod) Built-in microphone, accelerometer, and digital compass Runs all iPhone/iPod touch apps

15 Higher resolution screen Larger virtual keyboard iPad-specific apps Larger screen area with more viewing options Faster iBooks app Cellular Internet service with no contract (for 3G version)

16 Multi-column email in Mail Separate iTunes video (Videos) and music (iPod) Redesigned Calendar Up to six apps in the Dock instead of four Animated photo frame

17 iWorks apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) – View documents – Create documents – Edit documents – $9.99 each

18 HD for videos Doesn’t charge while synching unless connected to a Mac computer App pricing – Average iPhone app price: $2.67 – Average iPad app price: $4.99

19 Compatible - iPhone apps that run on any device (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad). When run on the iPad, they will only show in “compatibility mode.” You can choose between seeing them in their normal dimension, or double-sized with the 2x button. Universal - Not compatibility mode; always full screen. iPad only

20 The Volume Purchase Program allows educational institutions to purchase multiple copies of the same app at once. Developers may also offer a discount for these multiple purchases. Step+By+Step+Instructions) Step+By+Step+Instructions

21 Apps


23 Screen 1: Basic Utilities Screen 2: Travel and Recreation Screen 3: Weather and News Screen 4: Elementary and Special Needs Screen 5: Research and Mathematics Screen 6: Science and Social Studies Screen 7: Fine Arts and Technology Screen 8: iPad Games Screen 9: Compatible Apps Dock: Productivity

24 Hold down the Sleep/Wake button on the top right-hand corner of the iPad until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen. Wait! Slide the Unlock bar across the bottom.

25 Click on Settings (Screen 1). Click on Wi-Fi (at the top). Wait for the system to find wireless networks. Then click on esc14. Wait for it to be checked. Type in the password: abilenetx Now you’re live!

26 Creating a Web Clip

27 Browse, buy, and read books on a mobile device. Once you’ve bought a book, it’s displayed on your Bookshelf.

28 Select a book to view Increase/decrease the font size Change the brightness Take notes Create a bookmark Look up a word Flip through pages Sift through the table of contents

29 1.Connect your iPad to your computer. 2.Drag the PDF to the Books icon in your iTunes Library, and drop it. (Note that you can edit the name and author(s) of the book if you don't like the way the file name is displayed.) 3.Click your iPad or iPhone in the Devices list, then click the Books tab.

30 4.Make sure that the book title box is checked and that Sync Books is also checked. 5.Click the Sync button. 6.A new "PDFs" button appears on your iPad iBooks bookshelf, and a tap displays all PDF documents that are in your library.

31 Look at the Bloomberg app. Find Apple Inc. in My Stocks. Tap it and look at the graphed information. How is Apple doing?

32 Look at one of the three cookbooks (BigOven Lite, Betty Crocker Cookbook, or Epicurious). What might this mean for school textbooks? Get in groups of 4. Tallest person uses eClicker Host to create a one-question test. The other members of the group use eClicker to take the test. How would this work in the classroom?

33 WunderMap – Type in your zip code and press the Search key. How could you use this app in the classroom for a comparison and contrast lesson? Look at the magazine articles available in Zinio and read something from National Geographic. Check out the latest issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

34 Play with one of the first five apps on the page. How can this app help a young child learn to read? Read one of the book apps (Miss Spider through Alice). How might this motivate a child? Record your voice in ArtikPix, a great program for special needs students.

35 Proloquo2Go provides a full- featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to- date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use. $189.99

36 Dive for treasure in the amazing free math app Pearl Diver (for grades 3 through 8). Look up information on Abraham Lincoln in Simplepedia. Figure out how Cramberry can help a student learn vocabulary words.

37 Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. FREE APP Evernote

38 Examine a plant cell in iCell. Can you make it label the parts? Zoom in? Use WorldFactbook to see the Cuban flag. Take a quick Spanish lesson in Hello-Hello. Check out the multimedia textbook Civil War: America’s Epic Struggle.

39 1-The Elements iPad app 2-$13.99 3-Highly interactive 4-Wolfram Alpha The periodic table of elements comes to life when you touch your finger on any element. The Elements

40 Make your own music with Air Harp, JamPad, Pro Keys, or Pianist Pro. See the possibilities for enjoying Shakespeare with SIB R and J (Romeo and Juliet). Discover your hidden Van Gogh with Doodle Buddy. How could you use this app in a language arts class? Math? Science?

41 iWorks apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) – View documents – Create documents – Edit documents – $9.99 each

42 Try your balance and tilting skills in Labyrinth Lite. Compete in a race with RealRacing HD. Tease the fish in Pocket Pond. Check out the holograms in HoloToy (move the screen around and look at the pictures from different angles).

43 Free Play!


45 iTunes puts iPad only- apps at the bottom of your apps list.

46 Pages, Numbers,and other Apps that save files store their files under the Apps tab when you plug in your iPad. Scroll down and you'll see the File Sharing. When you're ready to sync your files, use the Add.. button to add your files and work with them on the go.

47 AppShopper ( Free App Alert ( BargainBin with Push ($.99) AppSniper ($1.99)

48 iPad for Dummies Cheat Sheet ( to/content/ipad-for-dummies-cheat- sheet.html) to/content/ipad-for-dummies-cheat- sheet.html List of iPad Apps from TCEA ( cc?key=0AvFbfb1mWoNwdFlYYlFfQkIzV2VqZS1 mSmtSVjAxR1E&hl=en#gid=0) cc?key=0AvFbfb1mWoNwdFlYYlFfQkIzV2VqZS1 mSmtSVjAxR1E&hl=en#gid=0 iPad Help Desk (800-275-2273)

49 Restart your iPad. Force any frozen applications to quit. – Press and hold the Home button on the front of the iPad for 6 to 10 seconds. Then restart it (see Step 1). Reset your iPad. – Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button while you press and hold the Home button at the same time. This forces your iPad to restart. Reset iPad settings. – Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen, and then tap General→Reset→Reset All Settings. Resetting iPad settings won't erase your data, but you'll probably have to redo some settings afterwards. Restore your iPad. – Connect your iPad to your computer as though you were about to sync. Then select the iPad in the iTunes source list and click the Restore button on the Summary tab.

50 Keyboard dock ($69) Dock ($29) Camera Connection Kit ($29) Connector to VGA Adapter ($29) iPad Case ($39)

51 An electronic reader A portable game machine A video device A web browsing machine

52 Digital Storytelling with the iPad Go-Sky-Watch Planetarium Curriculum Flipboard Curriculum (for customized textbooks) Flipboard Curriculum 70 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged

53 Not great for video content creation Becomes heavy to hold after a while

54 “Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.” – Wikipedia article on mLearning

55 Mobile learning is about communicating. Mobile learning is about connecting. Mobile learning is learning on location and just in time.

56 Digital publications Surfing the web Research

57 It will offer a more affordable tool than a complete laptop. Its portability will encourage experiential learning. (Can’t you just envision a class standing out in the wetlands with their iPads, collecting data?) It will offer new ways to engage students with text.

58 It will encourage “paperless” classrooms. It will ignite students’ interest levels (as most new technology seems to do… at least initially). It’s “magical and revolutionary,” qualities that will evolve and become more apparent.

59 But… It will not be transformational if we continue to do the same old things that we’ve always done, just with an expensive, shiny, new toy.

60 If Apple can do for the K-12 textbook market what they did for music, the iPad will change forever the way kids are taught in school.

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