Really useful ideas

You may be new to the iPad or a seasoned expert – either way we wanted to list a few apps we recommend for a few ideas you may not know about.

1. Dropbox

This is a must have – think of it as all of your files from your PC on your iPad. Use it to transfer , open, save files between iPad and PC. Simply head on over to www.dropbox.com and register for the free 2GB account, then install on your PC or Mac. This will create a folder ‘My Dropbox’ . Basically copy any files you want to that folder. After installing Dropbox on your iPad you can grab any of those files on it.

Tip: press the little star to favourite any file on your iPad – that keeps it there and requires no network connection to open the file.

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2. Evernote

This is a great app with many powerful features. This of it as a virtual filing cabinet. You can send practically anything (web pages, pdfs’s, images, notes) to it and file it away in books or with searchable tags. A great way to organise resources.
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3. Pocket

Gathering web based resources? Simply add to these apps and they will store all of your web pages offline so you can file them and view them anywhere – share lists with pupils. App Link

4. Twitter

Use twitter as a source of information even if you don’t want to tweet. Search for people, or topics in your field and add them ‘follow’ . You will get a rolling list of related items in your app. Explore the use of hashtags such as #edtech #edapps to get even more information on any subject. Twitter is a big big world – we cover it in depth in our courses.
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5. FlipBoard

Create magazine type information from any source – open it, click ‘more’ search for your area of interest and add it. Amazing way to view any type of information
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6. PDF Expert

We cover this one in depth , but its fantastic to mark submitted work and return it without resorting to paper. Little bit of a learning curve but well worth it.
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8. QR Reader

Try our QR generator here. Just browse to any web page, click a button and you will get a QR code and short link that you can show to pupils – great to assign homework or for further reading material.

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