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Title: BPS Special Education iPad Training

BPS Special Education iPad Training
  • Paula Wilson and LeRoy Wong

  • Overview of equipment
  • Setting up and using your iPad
  • Basic functions
  • Accessibility features
  • App overview
  • Small group breakout and reporting

The equipment
  • 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi
  • Charger and sync cable
  • Smart Cover
  • VGA cable for projection

60 Minutes Video
  • Apps for autism
  • http//www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id7385686nta

Specs and Features
  • http//www.apple.com/ipad/specs/
  • http//www.apple.com/ipad/features/

First steps
  • Put on your Smartcover (and well show you the
    different folds)
  • Log in with the passcode
  • Check your settings (wireless, slide switch,
    popup blocker, etc.)
  • Turn on your iPad

Basic navigation
  • Swipe to navigate app pages, and tap an app icon
    to launch (lets try Safari)
  • Your finger is the pointer
  • Scroll by flicking
  • Pinch in and out to zoom in and out
  • Tap on text field to bring up the keyboard

Using the camera
  • First, tap on the home button to see apps again,
    then ap the camera app icon
  • Tap on the switching button to change between
    front and back
  • Gently touch and release the camera button to
    take a picture. Toggle between camera and video
    camera for stills and video

Camera Fun
  • Click on the home button and choose Photo Booth
  • Choose one of the fun settings and take some
    pictures of yourself and others

More camera funVideo conferencing
  • Weve included Skype and Facetime (Paula and I
    will demo)
  • In order to use Facetime, you need an Apple ID
    (well cover this towards the end)

Other cool stuff
  • Make webpage a button or app (the bookmarks and
    more button within Safari) try this one
  • Make a screenshot of whats on your iPad (press
    power and home at the same time)

  • Click on Settings--gtGeneral--gtAccessibility
  • Where it says Triple-click Home, choose Ask
  • Triple-click the home button

  • Allows those with visual impairments to hear
    whats on the iPad as they point to things on the
  • Will allow it to read books in iBooks, but
    navigation is different overall and takes some

Other accessibility features
  • Other features include zooming, large text, and
    white on black
  • Mono audio for hearing impaired
  • Assistive touch allows you to do certain
    functions on the iPad in a different way
  • You can
  • http//www.apple.com/accessibility/ipad/vision.htm

Demo of other apps
  • We cant show you all of them, but well
    highlight a few
  • Productivity
  • Cause and Effect
  • Communication
  • Literacy and numeracy activities

Security and Care
  • Clean the iPad with a soft, clean, lint-free
    cloth. If you use some sort of cleaner, us a
    non-alcohol one thats safe for LCD screens
  • Find my iPad is installed on the iPad, but YOU
    will need to create an Apple ID and enable it
    (well cover this when we get to downloading)

More security and care
  • When using the the iPad with your students, make
    sure you are monitoring their use at all times
  • Create an iPad station where students use it flat
    on the table on a placemat and shouldnt be
    picked up. If they have to hold it, you may want
    to hold it at the same time

Downloading your own apps
  • If you have an iTunes account/Apple ID, just sign
    out of the account by tapping on App Store, and
    then tapping on where it says Apple ID and sign
  • Sign in with your iTunes Account/Apple ID, and
    explore the Store while we work with those who
    dont have an account

Create an iTunes Account (if you dont have one)
  • (Using one of as a guinea pig) Tap on the App
    Store on your iPad
  • Sign out of the iosrc170 account in the App
    Store, and cancel any prompts for now
  • Find a free app you want to download
  • Tap on the Free button

iTunes Acct. continued
  • Tap Create New Apple ID
  • Read and agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Choose your country and tap Done
  • Enter BPS email address, security question,
    birthday, and create a password
  • Select None as payment option

A note of caution
  • What weve shown you is the ONLY way you should
    be getting your own content on to the iPad.
    Please dont sync iPads with your L4Ls or other
    computers for now
  • We will identify a school syncing manager if
    you feel the need for more customization than
    what weve shown you today

Set up Find My iPad
  • Go to Settings--gtiCloud--gtLog in with account you
    just created
  • Turn on Find My iPad
  • Log into https//www.icloud.com/ with your
    account, and find your iPad

Discussion Questions
  • How will I use this in my classroom with my
  • What are the apps that are most useful, and how
    will I use them?
  • What are the concerns I have around using this in
    my classroom?
  • What other support will I need to use this?

Debrief and Final Thoughts
  • Please dont forget our blog and wiki at
  • Use it for collaboration and feedback on this
  • We are excited to see how you will use this with
    your students!
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