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This class covers a wide variety of topics regarding the use of the iPad appropriate for both beginner and intermediate level users. We will view how it can be used as a consumption device, a creation device, and an educational tool. This class requires that you have access to an iPad that is updated to the latest version of iOS. You will be creating an account to download apps, so while most are free, please be prepared to spend between $15 -30 on additional apps. You will need to have wireless access outside of school, as school filters may block some of the content covered in this class.

Unit 1 -- Getting Started and Getting Connected
Unit 2 -- Setting up your iTunes Account and Downloading Apps
Unit 3 -- Voice and Sound
Unit 4 -- Photos and Video
Unit 5 -- eBooks and Digital Textbooks
Unit 6 -- World Content - News, Weather, etc.
Unit 7 -- Productivity Tools
Unit 8 -- Education Content and Finding Apps
iPad Resources from Sherry and Lennie

The iPad is a rich and flexible tool for educators and students, and we are excited to explore its potential in this online class. We want to remind you that TIE can also bring the iPad to your school via face-to-face workshops beyond the scope of this class, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Productivity Tools: QuickOffice, Documents to Go, Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • Educational Content Apps, Finding Good Apps
  • News, Web Content, RSS, Social Media, eBooks
  • Browsers, Search Tools
  • Videos, Pictures, iMovie
  • Other Productivity tools like Google Docs, Notetaking, Draw, Presentation
  • Music
  • Maps, Earth, Stargazing