How to Save a Web Page as a PDF on the iPad

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A couple of weeks ago, I was asked how you could save a web page as a pdf on the iPad. The problem was that when the teacher used the Save PDF to ibooks function available on the Safari browser, she found that she would lose crucial information as the app would ignore the sidebars. This is a problem when you are dealing with something like a recipe, where the ingredients are listed as a side bar.

I found this article gives a nice little workaround to this problem. There are a few steps to put in place in the beginning, but then is easy peasy to use when you want to convert a document. i went through all of the steps and it works!

Bonus: it allows you to open your PDF in many different apps, not just ibooks. Here is a screenshot of a chocolate cake recipe I converted to a PDF using their method:



Wednesday iPad Workshop: Ms. K takes it away!

This morning we had brave Ms. Science and vice-admin give a show and tell on her adventures using Notability, Explain Everything and Showme.

She needed a good way to annotate PDFs while recording her voice in order to post her lessons for her students to review on their own time (or shorter version- flipping the classroom).

Yesterday, in true Flipped Classroom format, she sent out the following videos for us to watch before the workshop:

Introduction to her workshop in Showme

As well as a 5 minute Trig video she made by importing a PDF into Explain everything and then sharing it with her students via google drive:

Although I wasn’t able to attend the meat of her presentation as I was giving one myself, I did talk to her beforehand. Some of her problems involved an attempt where she mistakenly paused the record button, so that half her presentation had no voice. As well, she tried a few times to export it as a project instead of a video and was wondering why she couldn’t view it in that format. However, once she got the hang of it, she found an easy effective way of creating videos of her lessons for her students.

Yay, Ms. K!

I am looking forward to having more teachers share their amazing use of tech with us in the following iPad workshops!