The design of this course is to introduce teachers to using the iPad most efficiently.
The design of this course is to introduce teachers to using the iPad most efficiently. This course looks at iPad basic operations as well as advanced configurations and use as a teaching tool.
This course also outlines some key applications for use in the classroom. This course is geared toward 8-12 teachers and technology coordinators, but is applicable with some modifications for the junior-high grades. Many of the methods shown here are also usable by parents and students.
We will also look at some of the basic ways your iPad can be used as a teaching tool, consumption, creation and curation device. The iPad 101 course is designed by a teacher for teachers - to make them more efficient users of the device.
There is plenty of backup and detail for the explanations in the training materials and videos. This is a basic course, but offers a tremendous amount of depth in understandings. iPad 101 asks four basic questions of how best to understand and use your iPad:
- How is your iPad a consumption device?
- How is your iPad a creative device?
- How is your iPad a connective device?
- How is your iPad a curation device?
Each of these four critical understandings is woven through the course, presented with apps or built-in functionality, and looks to extend the device beyond it's original intentions.
Most of the examples provided are aimed at using the device as a classroom tool, but are applicable in all industries.
What are the requirements?
- Apple iPad (second generation or higher)
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 48 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
- Learning the basics
- Using the iPad as a consumption device
- Using the iPad as a creative device
- Using the iPad as a connective device
- Using the iPad as a curation device
What is the target audience?
- iPad Enthusiasts
- iPad Novices
IntroductionChecklist - let's get going!
Sleep and Power Off/Power OnPower, Audio, and Data-TransferVolume and Mute ButtonsThe "Home" Button and FeaturesPhoto App Overview
Let's Do it! :: Take a photo, set our wallpaper or lock screen!
Setting your wallpaper and lock-screen backgroundsDid you know? Volume buttons activate the camera?
Accessorizing your iPad
What to look for - how to look for accessoriesWhere else can I look?
Joining a WiFi Network
How to find and join a networkMake sure you are connected
Establish and connect your iTunes account
Set up a new iTunes/Apple IDConnect your new Apple ID to your iPadMaking regular backups via iTunesMaking backups via iCloudUnderstanding more about 'Cloud' computingChecking for iOS System UpdatesConnect to your iCloud Account
Gesturing and Movements in iOSCopying and Pasting TextAuto-Rotation 'Locking'
Using the Internet and email
Email accounts and signaturesBrowser Introductions and OverviewUsing your browser in 'reader' modeSetting up email access on your iPadAdding a Google Calendar to your iPad Calendar app
Apps, Apps, and more Apps...finding the good ones
Using the iTunes App StoreKeeping your Apps up-to-dateRedeem gift cards, codes, and free appsTeacher's App evaluation rubricFeatured and Category Search in the App StoreLet's do it! :: Go get some apps!
Managing your apps
Collections, adding and removing appsDeleting and restoring deleted appsEbooks, iBooks, and ePubsApps On Sale
What can I really do with this thing?
Consume; read, browse, intake informationCreate; photography, video, graphic design, drawing, and presentationsConnect; social networking, video chatting, polling, crowd-sourcingCurate; bookmarking, mindmapping and highlighting online content
Featured Apps Showcase - A "Top 5"
Add email attachments to your iPad emailEdit MS Office Documents on your iPad in the cloudDeliver interactive multimedia presentationsManage your pictures and create online photo journalsConnect to free educational course content from around the world
Where do we go from here?
Put it all together, and keep it going