iPad Ed

By Josh Allen | Collection of app and iPad resources for education.

10 More Activities to Do on an iPad Instead of a Worksheet

It still happens. I see countless opportunities to create on the iPad wasted. Instead, a worksheet (that has been used for several years) is scanned, …

Digital Storytelling

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern …

Education

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

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Resources

Kindergarten A-Z diagnostic template<p>Barrier games for Kindergarteners<p>Create virtual dioramas<p>Enable your soundtrack in iBooks<p>Sweet 16 puzzles<p>Animal …

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How to Search Messages on your iOS 10 Device

The great thing about iOS is that almost everything is searchable. Many users may not realize that includes the messages in the iOS 10 Messages app. …

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This Swipe Trick For iPhone’s Calculator App Is Blowing People's Minds

😳 💥 😲<p>This is sum-thing else.<p>On Tuesday, Jazz Johnson, a 19-year-old who attends Baylor University, decided to tweet a really handy video.<p>In it, he shows you how you can backspace on the iPhone’s calculator app.<p>“What … excuse me? You mean I’ve wasted 9,458,304,583,489 gazillion hours of my life …

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17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the …

iOS

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

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Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps are now completely free

No Mac or iPhone purchase required<p>Apple is making its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) apps totally free for all Mac OS and iOS customers as of today. In late 2013, Apple began offering the software for free to anyone that purchased a new Apple device — either a Mac or …

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It’s kind of hidden, but in iOS 10 you can markup a image with the Photos app. While viewing the image, tap the Edit button (it looks like three horizontal slides), tap more (the three dots), and tap Markup (the toolbox). Now you see tools along the bottom for adding doodles, callouts, and text. Apple’s Markup editor provides 8 color choices, three line thicknesses, and three fonts choices. To add a shape, doodle it freehand and the Markup editor suggests shapes above the tool bar. For example if you doodle an arrow, it will suggest an arrow shape. Tap the suggested shape and your doodle is replaced with the suggestion. Draw a star and you’ll see a suggestion for a star shape. Shapes and callouts can be adjusted by dragging blue and green dots. Tap and hold any markup item for Duplicate and Delete options.

Book Creator App: End of Unit, End of Year, Projects, Endless Possibilities

A few students and teachers in our school have dabbled in creating with the tremendously popular Book Creator App. Currently, our Civics students are …

Uh oh, Chromebook... meet the new iPad.

Apple's iPad Fights For the Education Market

The education market is very price sensitive. Three players are in a pitched battle for the right-priced personal computer: Apple (iOS/iPad), Google …

How To Quickly Create a PDF on iPhone & iPad

PDFs are an incredibly useful file format because they work on all devices and can be read with free or built-in software that you probably already …

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13 tips every iPad owner should know

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Brain break from writing & @BookCreatorApp revelation. Draw comic background, scale to frames, use emojis as characters #ettsummit #ipaded https://t.co/gcaMn4Vrj2

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

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The New iPad is a Solid Stand-Up Double for Apple

I am a huge sports fan, and have been since I was a child. I played a few when I was younger, and I still watch just about any team sport you can think of in some amount today. As we head into the middle of Spring, College Baseball is going strong and the Major Leagues had their Opening Day just a …

Top 7 Notes Tricks for iOS 10

Apple’s proprietary Notes app for iOS was at one point in time, rather bland and useless, allowing users only to carry out quick notes and …

Apple has a new video editing app called Clips, and it is free for iPhone and iPad. I like that it does not require a login, so you can get to using it right away. With Clips, you film video or take photos within the app or import from your Library. Media you add to your project become aclips in the timeline at the bottom of the screen. You can choose from a limited selection of filters and overlays to apply to each video or photo clip. Overlays include stickers, editable text, and emojis. You can add Poster clips, which are animated title screens. There’s also Live Titles, which is probably the coolest thing about Clips. Live Titles will automatically caption what you say in a video clip or voiceover (in 36 different languages). It works surprisingly well with my voice, but not as well if your have an accent or if you’re a child. Pull your project together with a soundtrack. Apple provides about four dozen free musical selections, or you can choose from your music library. When your project is complete, you can tap Share and send it to other apps or save it to your Library.

Workflow - Undisputed iOS Production King

I've blogged about Workflow before, but until Apple made it free last week, I didn't really feel it was a tool that others would pay $2.99 for. Why? …

iPad Student Training and Management Tools

For the first year ever, I decided not to spend too much time teaching iPad routines during the first weeks of school. I went over basic care and …

Apple Starts Manufacturing The New 10.5 Inch iPad Pro

We have been hearing rumors about the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro and according to a recent report, Apple has started manufacturing the device.<p>Apple …

How to embed Keynote presentations in blogs and websites with the new iWork update for Mac and iOS

The latest updates to Apple’s iWork suite included a lot of new features; Keynote’s release notes included a line that was particularly eye-catching. Keynote 7.1 for Mac and Keynote 3.1 for iOS adds the ability to ‘Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress and other websites.’<p>This means …

Friday 5: Creative apps for new iPad owners

We’ve heard from a number of people who recently purchased Apple’s just-released 2017 iPad. For most, if not all of these people, this was their first iPad, or their first new iPad in years.<p>A lot has changed since the iPad debuted. Tablets are much more capable from a hardware perspective, but …

Apple's iPad Problem: The Old Ones Are Just Fine

Apple just delivered a brand new iPad that it says features “a brighter 9.7-inch Retina® display and best-in-class performance at its most affordable price ever.”<p>Here’s my Honest Press Release®: There’s a new iPad that’s a teensy bit faster and brighter than the last one, and they’re pretty much …

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How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

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2017 iPad vs. iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air: What's new and different in Apple's latest tablet?

With the last update to the iPad Air line over two years ago, how does Apple's new 2017 iPad compare to its predecessors? <i>AppleInsider</i> takes a look at …

Tablets

27 Coolest Things Apple's Workflow App Can Do