I Declare an… iPad Oath

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Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

Another example of how a school deals with responsible use. I think we belong to the "transparency is King" school of thought…

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How To Use Comics In Science Class – Edudemic

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There’s an easier way to really get through to students. It’s time to try out comics in science class if you’re looking for some levity with your gravity lesson.

Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

I love this idea! And with the iPad, the students can make their own comic strip on a science topic so easily! Comic Life, Strip Designer. So many options…

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Before You Enter Poster: A preemptive strike against distraction!

Today was the first day of high school for the grade sevens. We had an orientation session with them where we told them exactly what we expected in terms of their behaviour with the iPad.

Incorporating the lessons we learned with last year’s first 1:1 iPad class here is what they need to do before they enter a class:

IPad rules

The actual poster is still under construction, but you get the idea…

We also covered how to use reminders and calendars as an agenda, how to set up your email and some digital communication etiquette, tips and tricks, and points of netiquette.

Next will have to be a more in depth conversation about our social media policy and a discussion on the internet, branding and privacy!

Workshop Questions: Organizing mail and creating calendars

There are always questions that stumps me when I give a presentation- today it had to do with the default mail app and iCal and happened to be questions I have been asking myself for a while but have done nothing about.

Well, the time to act is now I say! So…

1. How do you sort your mail on the iPad?

Luckily I found this lovely guide from the “for dummies” guide that explains how to search, move and delete your email:

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But it didn’t tell me how to make a new folder…


But then I found this very à propos tutorial on a site called Here’s the thing:

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On to question #2: How do you make a calendar in iCal on your iPad?

I couldn’t find a tutorial on this one, so I figured it out myself:

1. Open iCal and tap Calendars:


2. Tap on edit:


3. In the icloud section you will see the “Add calendar”. Tap it. Plug in the name of your calendar, choose the colour and voilà! A new calendar!


Then, when you plug in your event, you can choose your calendar:


For beginners: a selection of How To’s from the iPadyouPad archive

I am in the midst of preparing for tomorrow’s introductory session  to the iPad and  thought I would post what I am going to talk about, just in case there are any keeners and want a headstart. That way we can skip over the stuff you already know and go straight to what you don’t.

1. Setting up your itunes account

Apple’s tutorial is pretty handy, so take a look. If you are using your department’s account, make sure you have the password.

2. How to configure your mail app

3. How to make folders for your apps

4.Workshop challenges: includes how to take a screenshot, how to move between apps, how to move your cursor, how to make a passcode, how to add to your homescreen and iTunes U.

5. Pages: a quick tutorial on how to use the word processing app.

6. Keynote: A quick introduction to the wonders of Apple’s presentation app.

7. What to do if your iPad acts up

8. We will also download two great ibooks for future reference:

9. Whatever you want! I don’t guarantee I will know right off the bat, but I guarantee I can find out for you…

How is that for a spoiler?

iPadyoupad on Scoop.it!

Welcome Back! To kick off the new school year I thought I would create my own Scoop.it page, where I will collect all the articles and other juicy tidbits on all things to do with iPads in Education in one place!

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The first couple of posts are perfect for refreshing your brain, from nine tips for the new ipad user, to some suggestions for teacher orientation. If you click on the RSS icon, you can receive notifications of new posts in your inbox!