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iPad in Education For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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The easy way to effectively implement iPads in the classroom

The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century, and this hands-on guide shows you just how to implement it in your educational institution. iPad in Education For Dummies serves as a roadmap for the device's successful use as an education tool—from both a personal and institutional perspective. It examines why the iPad is a perfect fit for contemporary educational needs, how to purchase and deploy them within an organization, and outlines best practices, tools, and apps for their educational use across all curricula and grade levels.

A cross between a powerful computer, iPod, game console, and e-reader, the iPad is an ultraportable—and ultra cool—touch device from Apple. In 2013, the iPad was deployed in Chicago Public Schools, LA Unified School district, Oxnard School District in California, and Raleigh County Public Schools in West Virginia, to name a few. In this new edition of iPad in Education For Dummies, you'll find the latest coverage of interactive media and augmented reality apps, creating and publishing class books and textbooks, moving from lectures to interactive classroom presentations, setting up digital student profiles, and much more.

  • Includes up-to-date coverage of Apple's iPad hardware and iOS software

  • Covers managing classroom workflow challenges, including how to distribute, share, collaborate, and collect digital documents

  • Written by one of the foremost authorities on iPad deployments in schools

  • Provides clear information on what decisions you need to make to deploy and use the iPad effectively in the classroom

  • If you're a school administrator, teacher, or educational IT specialist who is considering deploying the iPad in the classroom, this handy guide has everything to set you up for success.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Beyond the Book
        5. Where to Go from Here
      2. Part I: Getting Started with the Educational iPad
        1. Chapter 1: Education in the 21st Century
          1. Investigating New Educational Models
            1. Re-evaluating educational objectives in a changing world
            2. Implementing iPads for 21st-century learning
          2. Moving from Text to Multimedia
          3. Asking Why You Want iPads
          4. Sharing iPads in Schools
          5. What This Book Is and Is Not
        2. Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with iPad Technology
          1. Touring the iPad’s Physical Layout
            1. Along the edges
            2. Looking at the front and back
          2. It’s Not Your Father’s Computer
            1. How iPads differ from laptops
            2. Apps versus software
            3. Where’s the keyboard?
            4. Storing and moving files
          3. Planning for the Essential Extras
            1. Connecting wirelessly
            2. Tuning your iTunes account
            3. Using Apple’s Volume Purchase Program
            4. Email
          4. Operating an iPad
            1. Turning on
            2. Staying in charge
            3. Pumping up the volume
            4. Using the built-in cameras
          5. Getting Comfortable
            1. Navigating the Home screen
            2. Putting your apps in order
            3. Learning multitouch gestures
            4. Creating and editing text
            5. Switching between apps
            6. Using iPhone apps
            7. Searching your iPad
          6. Accessorizing Your iPad
        3. Chapter 3: Managing the iPad Classroom
          1. Planning the Deployment
          2. Preparing Your Infrastucture
          3. Configuring and Managing iPads
            1. Managing devices
            2. Distributing configuration profiles
            3. Supervising devices
          4. Deploying Apps and Content
          5. Management Tips
            1. Using restrictions on student iPads
            2. Tracking devices with Find My iPad
            3. Identifying iPads
      3. Part II: Finding and Using Apps
        1. Chapter 4: Tap Dancing with Your iPad’s Apps
          1. Making Mail a Communication Tool
            1. Opening Mail accounts
            2. Browsing mail
            3. Creating and sending an email
            4. Using contacts
            5. Deleting email
          2. Taking an Educational Internet Safari
            1. Browsing and tabs
            2. Googling
            3. Getting rid of clutter with Reader
            4. Bookmarking
            5. Reading List
            6. Adding a website to your Home screen
            7. Saving images from the web
            8. Searching the page
          3. Taking and Using Photos and Video as Learning Tools
            1. Taking photos
            2. Shooting video
            3. Importing pictures and videos
            4. Editing pictures
            5. Editing video
            6. Using pictures and video in projects
          4. Reading and the Digital Book Revolution
            1. Customizing reading settings
            2. Changing pages
            3. Using bookmarks, highlights, and notes
            4. Searching
            5. Purchasing books
            6. Adding PDF documents
            7. Organizing collections
            8. Using iTextbooks
          5. Getting Organized with Contacts and Calendar
          6. Finding Value in Other Apps
        2. Chapter 5: Purchasing and Downloading Apps
          1. Browsing the App Store
          2. Selecting Between iPad and iPhone Apps
            1. Using iPhone apps on your iPad
            2. Using the App Store on your iPad or computer
          3. Finding the Golden Nuggets
            1. Searching for and purchasing apps
            2. Getting help finding apps
          4. Deciding Between Light and Full Apps
      4. Part III: Finding and Organizing Educational Content
        1. Chapter 6: Finding and Organizing Content
          1. Googling on Your iPad
          2. Saving Web Pages for Later Reading
            1. Reading List
            2. Pocket
          3. Creating Custom News Feeds
            1. Flipboard
            2. Diigo
          4. Keeping a Digital Evernote Notebook
        2. Chapter 7: Social Networking and Sharing
          1. Learning with Twitter
          2. Group Sharing with Diigo
          3. Sharing Videos with Showyou
      5. Part IV: Reading, Writing, and ’Rithmetic in the Digital Age
        1. Chapter 8: Reading on the iPad
          1. Digital Reading for Younger Students
            1. E-books
            2. Book apps
            3. E-book subscriptions
          2. Reading Documents with GoodReader
          3. Reading Books Electronically: E-Reader Devices and Apps
            1. iBooks
            2. Kindle
            3. Nook
            4. Kobo
          4. Getting Free E-Books
          5. Entering the E-Textbook Era
        2. Chapter 9: Creating, Editing, and Annotating Documents
          1. Determining Your Objectives
          2. Taking Notes
          3. Word Processing with Pages
            1. Using Pages with iCloud
            2. Starting or opening a document
            3. Editing documents
            4. Managing your documents
            5. Sharing documents
          4. Microsoft Office Arrives for the iPad
          5. Annotating PDF Documents
          6. Writing and Sketching
            1. Touring Notability
            2. Using Notability
        3. Chapter 10: Becoming a Digital Author
          1. Choosing an E-Book Format
          2. Distributing Documents for E-Readers
          3. Becoming a Book Creator
          4. ScribblePress for Beginning Authors
          5. Publishing with iBooks Author
        4. Chapter 11: The Mathematical and Scientific iPad
          1. Exploring Tools for Scientific Inquiry
            1. SPARKvue HD and PASCO Probes
            2. ProScope Mobile
            3. Cameras, apps, and more
          2. The Investigative iPad Classroom
            1. Engineering a solar oven
            2. Finding the effect of watering solutions on germinating beans
            3. Hunting for geometric treasure
            4. Measuring projectile motion in Angry Birds
            5. Expressing learning through graphical representation
            6. Using Minecraft to demonstrate area and perimeter
            7. Exploring properties of human-made materials
            8. Designing dream-house blueprints
            9. Exploring celestial mysteries
            10. Creating narrative e-books to explain the body system
            11. Exploration of invasive species
            12. Testing how sound travels through different mediums
            13. Animating movement of plate tectonics
          3. Additional Apps for Math and Science
            1. Frog Dissection
            2. DragonBox
            3. Khan Academy
            4. Monster Physics
        5. Chapter 12: Using Assistive Technologies
          1. Accessibility Features on the iPad
            1. Vision
            2. Hearing
            3. Learning
            4. Physical and motor skills
          2. Assessing Accessibility Apps
            1. Proloquo2Go
            2. Notability
            3. Digit-Eyes
          3. Using the Reader in Safari
      6. Part V: Expressing Yourself with Media
        1. Chapter 13: Digital Storytelling in Education
          1. Understanding the Role of Technology in Storytelling
          2. Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling
        2. Chapter 14: Lights, Camera, Learning
          1. Planning Your Production
          2. Designing Short, Simple Movies with SonicPics
          3. Creating and Editing Video
            1. Trimming video in the Camera Roll
            2. Using iMovie
            3. Exploring other video apps
        3. Chapter 15: Animating Your Lessons
          1. Staging a Sock-Puppets Show
          2. Living the Comic Life
            1. Making your comic
            2. Sharing your comic
          3. Creating Stop-Motion Animation
        4. Chapter 16: Speaking Your Mind with Podcasts
          1. Putting an Educational Perspective on Podcasting
          2. Preparing for Your Podcast
            1. Looking for opportunities
            2. Allowing a degree of creative license
            3. Clarifying the planning process
            4. Collaborating
            5. Considering technical issues
            6. Publishing a podcast
          3. Producing and Publishing Your Podcast
            1. GarageBand
            2. SoundCloud
            3. Audioboo
          4. Using Microphones
        5. Chapter 17: Directing Your Own Screencasts
          1. Screencasting across the Curriculum
          2. Creating Simple Screencasts with ScreenChomp
            1. Setting your stage
            2. Using the ScreenChomp tools
            3. And you’re on air
          3. Creating Tutorials with Explain Everything
        6. Chapter 18: Releasing Your Inner Artist
          1. Finger Painting with a Doodle Buddy
          2. Creating Images Never Felt This Good
          3. Annotating Images with Skitch
          4. Painting a Masterpiece with Brushes 3
            1. Getting started
            2. Painting over a photograph
            3. Watching a masterpiece evolve
      7. Part VI: The iPad Classroom
        1. Chapter 19: Creating Effective Classroom Workflows
          1. Classroom Workflow Options
          2. Personal Cloud Storage and Sharing
          3. Sharing and Collaborating with Google Apps
          4. Paperless Assignments with Showbie
            1. Creating a Showbie assignment
            2. Submitting work for a Showbie assignment
            3. Reviewing the assignment and giving feedback
          5. Simple Workflows for Sharing Media
            1. Kicking it old school: Email
            2. Using AirDrop
            3. Moving media wirelessly with PhotoSync
          6. AirPlay Mirroring iPads in Class
          7. Printing from Your iPad
            1. Printing with AirPrint
            2. Connecting to any printer
            3. Using Printopia
            4. Using virtual printers
            5. Using Windows printing solutions
            6. Network printing
        2. Chapter 20: Presenting with Impact
          1. Creating a Keynote Presentation
          2. Showing PowerPoint Presentations on an iPad
          3. Designing Presentations with Visual Impact
          4. Creating a Haiku Deck Presentation
          5. Creating Interactive Classroom Lessons with Nearpod
            1. Sign up for a Nearpod account
            2. Creating a Nearpod presentation
            3. Delivering your interactive presentation
        3. Chapter 21: Developing Digital Portfolios
          1. Setting Up an E-portfolio System
          2. Constructing an Effective E-portfolio
          3. Using Google Apps for E-portfolios
          4. Building E-portfolios with eduClipper
        4. Chapter 22: Quizzing Students with Socrative
          1. Generating Quizzes
          2. Appreciating the Value of Anonymity
          3. Collecting and Using Data from Students
          4. Using Other Quiz Features
      8. Part VII: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 23: Ten Essential Apps for the Educator
          1. Wunderlist
          2. Pocket
          3. Google Search
          4. Twitter
          5. Dropbox
          6. PhotoSync
          7. Newseum
          8. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop
          9. TED
          10. iTunes U
        2. Chapter 24: Ten Keys to a Successful iPad Implementation
          1. Determining Your Technical Readiness
          2. Understanding and Communicating Why You Want iPads
          3. Targeting 21st-Century Learning Objectives
          4. Developing Simple iPad Management Strategies
          5. Understanding That iPads Aren’t Laptops
          6. Overcoming “There’s an App for That” Syndrome
          7. Share and Share Alike Doesn’t Always Work
          8. Building an Ongoing Training and Support Structure
          9. Connecting
          10. Enabling the Unpredictable
      9. Appendix: Modeling the iPad Classroom
        1. Creating a Band for Students with Disabilities
        2. Creating a Picasso with Stop-Motion
        3. Creating a Virtual Museum
        4. Storytelling with Stop-Motion Animation
        5. Crafting Enhanced Book Reports
        6. Screencasting to Develop Speaking Fluency
        7. Designing Inventions That Solve World Problems
        8. Writing Creatively about Scientific Observations
        9. Understanding Culture through Stories
        10. Designing the Next Space Vehicle
      10. About the Author
      11. Cheat Sheet
      12. More Dummies Products