• Basic Knowledge

    I can turn my wifi on and off in Settings when it hasn’t hooked up properly.
    1. Be sure you're in range of your Wi-Fi router (access point).
    2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi off and on. If your Wi-Fi setting is dimmed, follow these steps.
    3. Confirm that your Wi-Fi router and cable or DSL modem are connected to power, turned on, and connected to the Internet. If not, refer to your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) for assistance.
    4. Restart your iPad.
    5. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and locate the Wi-Fi network to which you're connected.
    6. Tap  and Forget this Network.
    7. Try to connect to your desired Wi-Fi network. 
      Note: You may need to enter your Wi-Fi password again.  Check with Mr. Jarvie or Mrs. Matter.

    I can make my iPad do a hard restart to clear problems if things aren’t going how they should.
     Press the home and wake/sleep button until the white apple icon appears.  Then restart the iPad.
    Reset iPad  

    I can lock the rotation so my screen stays in portrait or landscape.  I can mute my iPad.

    I can close an app using four fingers.
     Swiping four fingers on a app will close that app and return you to the desktop so you can open another app.

    I can send an email with an attachment.

    1. To send attachments on the iPad, you must do it from within the app containing the attachment, not the email app
    2. Open the app containing the attachment you want to send. For example, open Photos to send photos.
    3. Select the attachment you want to send.
    4. Find the envelope icon and select it.  It should be in the upper-right corner.
    5. Select email.
    6. Send the email as normal. 

    I can make my iPad write in all CAPITAL LETTERS.
    Double-tap on the caps lock (shift) key.

    I can use the search page to find an app, email or other content.
    On the main page use one finger to swipe down. You can search for apps or notes.

    I can search in Safari by handwriting with my finger instead of using the keyboard.
    1. Open Safari and go to Google. 
    2. Find the Settings button and select it.   Settings Symbol in Google
    3. Select the Enable Handwriting option.
    4. In the bottom right-hand corner you will see an icon similar to the one on the screen below.  Click this icon to enable handwriting anywhere on Google pages.
    Google Handwriting on iPad

    I can enable Speak Selection
    Go to this video to see how to set up speak selection.  This will allow your students to hear the text being read in any website, iBooks, or PDFs.  There is also an option for highlighting the words as they are being spoken.  This will work in various other languages as well, making this a good tool for foreign language teachers.

    I can enable Reader when I am reading a web page to get rid of distractions and make reading easier.
    Watch the following video to see how to get rid of ads on webpages, allowing student to focus on text only.  This text can be saved to read later using the Reader function as well.

    I can start a new sentence by double tapping the space bar.

     I can take a screenshot by holding down the home and power button at the same time.
    How to Take Screenshot Using iPad   See complete instructions here.
    Screenshot Buttons  

    I can make a slideshow with music out of an album or camera roll.
    1. Go to Photos on the iPad.
    2. Press Select in the upper right-hand corner
    3. Once photos have been selected press Add to at the top of the screen.  This will place your photos into an album.
    4. Name the album and save.
    5. At the bottom of the photos page you will see an option for albums.  Select this option and open the desired album.
    6. Select the Slideshow option at the top of the screen.
    7. Select music and play.

    I can force quit an app by double tapping home, holding the app, and pressing the minus sign.
    Follow these Apple Support instructions.  Force Quit an App

    These are some basic rules teachers should follow for managing iPad use in the classroom.
    1. Stay in the same application.  When iPads are being used for a lesson students should not be spending time in other apps.  
    2. Keep volume down.  Undo volume can interrupt the work being done, particularly when recording is being done. 
    3. Respect files belonging to others.  When iPads are being shared it is inevitable that other students files or pictures may be on the iPad.  Students need to learn to respect everyone's online privacy.
    4. Do not try to clean the iPad screen unless your teacher has given you a cleaning cloth.
    5. When there is free time to explore with the iPads, students must understand that school rules and code of conduct must still be followed.
    Take a look at the iSource webpage Essential Rules for Effectively Using iPads in Middle School Classrooms