Introduction to iPads

First let's explore Settings:
Airplane Mode
i. Safe for use on airlines
ii. Great for when traveling out of the country to avoid roaming charges (if you have a 3G iPad)
i. Choose a network
ii. Turn off when not in use-keeps battery from running down
i. Do you want notifications to pop on your screen?
ii. I like getting the CNN news or that I have been assigned something to do so I have them set as On.
Location Services
i. Find your iPad-good thing to leave on
ii. Set up an account at to find your iPad or phone
Brightness and Wallpaper (Take a picture using the Camera or Photobooth)
i. You may want to change the brightness depending on the room you are in
ii. Use the defaults for your background or use a picture you have taken
Picture Frame- turns your iPad into an animated picture frame

Sounds- You may want to turn off or change your sounds so they are not distracting in your classroom
Auto Lock- you may want to change the timing for when your iPad will lock.
Passcode Lock- Do you want your iPad password protected
Multitasking Gestures
i. While this is a great feature to be able to use 4-5 fingers to swipe and pinch, I had to turn off because it conflicted with some of the activities that young children were using on my iPad.
Date and Time- set your time zone
Keyboard- Split Keyboard
International- English or another language
Accessibility (
  1. Voice Over
  2. Zoom
  3. Large text
  4. White on Black
  5. Speak Selection
  6. Speak Auto-text
  7. Hearing
  8. Physical and Motor
vi. Reset
i. You will want to create an account with the Cloud
ii. Choose what you want to sync
iii. Do you want to sync to your laptop or to the Cloud?
iv. You get 5GB free-you can purchase additional storage
Mail, Contacts and Calendars
i. Set up your settings to receive and send email and sync to your calendar
i. Set up for Twitter
ii. Great for following happenings and for PD
i. Call anyone in the world with an iPhone, iTouch or iPad for FREE
Safari through Store
i. When you have time go through each of these and play with the settings
ii. Just use the default if you are not sure

Managing your home screen
Creating Folder on the iPad itself
i. Go to the Homescreen.
ii. Touch and hold on one of the icon that you would like to put it into the folder. Wait until you see it jiggles.
iii. Now drag that jiggling icon onto another icon and a new folder is automatically created which includes the two icons. To change the default folder name, simply tap on the name field.
  1. You can drag your most used icons down to the bottom of your screen
  2. Double Tap on your Home Button to have your most used apps appear on the bottom of the screen.
i. You can delete an app by pressing down on the icon and an X will appear. Click on the X.
Shortcuts (Open up Notes on your iPad)
  1. Quick Symbols on the Keyboard
i. Double-tapping the spacebar while typing a message will type a period and then a space
ii. Hold down letter e, n, and c to get different e’s, n’s and c’s
iii. Hold down the question mark to get quotes
iv. Hold down the exclamation point to get single quote
  1. Cut, Copy, Paste, Select
i. Double tap a word to select it then choose the option
ii. Drag the little blue circles to select more than one word and choose the option
  1. Copying an Image
i. Go to the Internet
ii. Select an image by clicking on it and holding down until you see Save Image or Copy. You can save the image into your Photos or Copy into a program on your iPad
  1. Take a Screenshot of your screen
    1. Press Home and the sleep/wake button simultaneously. The screenshot will automatically appear among your photos.
  2. Google Maps
    1. Find a location
    2. Check out traffic if you have an internet connection
Open Maps, press the dog-eared page icon in the lower right, and then turn the Traffic overlay on. If your iPad has an Internet connection, Maps will show real-time traffic conditions in the displayed area. Green means traffic is going at the posted speed limit, yellow means traffic is slower than the posted speed limit, and red means traffic is stop-and-go
  1. Email Photos
    1. The easiest way to e-mail photos from an iPad is to open the Photos app, select a photo, press the button in the upper-right corner (the rectangle with the arrow, not the trash button), and choose Email photo... to send.
  2. App Store
    1. Check out the FREE apps!