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 cool ideas you may not know about.
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.
Note: In Northern Ireland , if you are on the C2K network, dropbox is blocked, so you will need to either be off C2K or at home to use 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.
If you use Dropboox – head on over and also get a dropdav account – this will let you send any files from Pages, Numbers or keynotes to your Dropbox folder.
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.
4. Organiser HD
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.
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.