What iPad Can Do For You and Your Students

West Florida High School

August 6, 2013

Explore the possibilities when teachers and students use iPads for teaching and learning!


  • 8:00-9:45 Polls, QR Codes, Keyboarding, Organizers
  • 9:45-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-11:30 Comics, Collages, Animations
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 Slideshows, Quizzing
  • 2:00-2:15 Break
  • 2:15-3:00 Screencasting, Video, Reflecting


  • Get a free account at PollEverywhere.com
  • Unlimited number of polls.
  • Each poll is limited to 40 responses.
  • Multiple choice and open-ended questions

QR Codes

Take a screenshot by quickly pressing and releasing the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. Screenshots are saved in the Camera Roll in the Photos app. 

Keyboard Tips 

  • Touch and hold certain keys to access hidden characters. For example, touch and hold the 0 key to see a degree symbol. Touch and hold the ! key to see an apostrophe.
  • Pull the keyboard apart to split it into two. Now you can hold iPad while typing with your thumbs.
  • Double-tap the spacebar at the end of sentence to insert a period, a space, and to activate the shift button.
  • Tap the spacebar with two, three, four, or five fingers at once to type that many spaces at once.
  • Shake your device to see the Undo button.

Graphic Organizers


  • You can make multi-panel comics with Comic Maker.
  • Make one-photo comics for free with Comic Touch Lite. 


  • Pic Collage app is great for combining images and text.
  • You can collage images using Bump and combine images into a PDF using Bindle. Here how


  • Easily collect text, images, videos, and web links into one digital wall.
  • Read or watch lots more about online sticky note walls in Tony's video.
  • Currently blocked at your school. Will be very useful if unblocked in the future.


  • Funny Movie Maker is free. Pick a photo and then record your lips speaker. Your lips are placed on top of your photo.
  • Puppet Pals HD is free, but you'll want the Directors Pass for $2.99 so that you can use your own images as puppets and backgrounds.
  • Tellagmi is free. Select a background and then make an avatar speak in front of it. Limited to 30 seconds. To make a longer video or to change backgrounds in the same video, make a series of Tellagami videos and stitch them together using the Splice app.

6 Ways to Project Your iPad's Screen


  • Make simply and beautiful slideshows with Haiku Deck.
  • Import images into 30hands where you can record audio for a series of images. Export as a movie to the Camera Roll.

iOS Tips


  • Quizlet is a website and app for iPad. Create flash card decks or search for one that's already been made. 
  • Socractive.com works great on iPads. The teacher creates an account and can make quizzes. Assessment data is stored as an Excel document for you.


  • Educreations is for making screencasts. Import images and slides and draw and narrate on top of them.


  • Don't suffer from Vertical Video Syndrome!
  • Make 60 second review videos using Videolicious

Teacher Tools 

Reflect with QR Codes

Come to Arizona K12 Center's Mobile Learning Experience 2013 in Tucson September 16-18.