September 8, 2011 at Tarrant City Schools
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iPod touch sluggish or acting strangely? Fully power off iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep button for 5 seconds. Press and hold Sleep button for 5 seconds to power back up.
Use the Settings app to connect to a WiFi network, adjust brightness, set a passcode lock, etc.
Verbs for interacting with iPod touch include tap, double-tap, two finger tap, slide, tilt, shake, pinch, spread, and two-finger slide.
Setting up email is important because many apps export their content through email. Even for just outgoing email, an account must be set up. Gmail offer free email and is great for sending outgoing mail.
Double-tap spacebar after a sentence to insert a period, space, and shift to capitalize next sentence.
When entering text, shake to undo.
Tap and hold and image to save it to iPod's Photos library.
Read things you should know about iTunes, App Store, and apps.
Take a screenshot by holding down Sleep button while quickly pressing and releasing Home button.
Turn Voiceover and Zoom on in the Settings app. Remember with Voiceover on, you must double-tap instead of single-tap.
Voice Memos - Record audio and email it. Requires a microphone attachment on older iPod touches.
Dragon Dictation - Speech-to-text software. Requires and internet connection.
Dictionary.com - Free dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - iPhone app that includes voice search
Doodle Buddy - Free drawing, sketching, and annotation
Price Inflation - Calculates changes in value based on U.S. inflation statistics
Maps - Includes map, satellite, hybrid, and street views. Check out street views in places other than roads, including Disneyland Paris, Universal Studios Hollywood, Sea World Orlando, San Antonio, Orlando, Busch, Gardens Tampa, Hershey Park, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Britain and National Gallery in London, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Photoshop Express - Rotate, crop, and enhance images
Oregon Trail Free - Classic game
GeoMasters - U.S. States - Game to practice locating states on a map
Comic Touch Lite - Add speech bubbles and captions to an image
Bump - Send contact information, photos, or app links by bumping devices
Up in Pieces - Turn an image from Photos Library into a puzzle
Talking Flashcards - $3.99 app that can copy sets from Quizlet and speak them aloud. Can also create cards sets with images.
iCell - Explore 3D plant, animal, and bacteria cells.
Math Drills Lite - Math fact practice
Number Line - Arrange fractions, decimals, and percents on a number line
Idea Sketch - Concept mapping app
SonicPics Lite -App for creating narrated slideshows
Atomic Web Browser Lite - Alternative to Safari with tabbed browsing
PuppetPals - Record a puppet show
PollEverywhere for making surveys
Display a name tag at mkaz.com/nametag.
Read about four student response systems that work well with iPad.
Create a blog where others can contribute by email at posterous.com. Be sure to go into the settings for the blog and change it so that anyone can contribute, you will moderate. Example: colts5.posterous.com
Read more about Tony's Point2View USB camera.
App Store Metrics from 148apps.biz.
Fingerpainting video with Adobe Brushes app.
Google Road Trip with Street View video.
Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand Podcast
Mobile Learning Experience in Phoenix, Arizona April 11-13, 2012
AppShopper - Better search results than iTunes
IEAR - i Educational Apps Reviews by educators. See categories and tags on the left side of the page.
Tony Vincent's List of LIsts of Apps on Delicious
Search Twitter for #edapp