What iPad Can Do for You and Your Students

Omaha Public Schools
July 16, 2013

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


  • 8:30-10:00 QR Codes, Keyboarding, Graphic Organizers
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:30 Comics, Collages, Animations
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 Slideshows, Quizzing
  • 2:00-2:15 Break
  • 2:15-3:30 Screencasting, Books, 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


  • Strip Designer is $2.99. You can make multi-panel comics.
  • Make one-photo comics for free with Comic Touch Lite. 

Share text, images, and videos using Padlet.com. Learn lots more about Padlet in Tony's video.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Explain Everything ($2.99) is for making screencasts. Import images, drawings, and videos and draw and narrate on top of them.
  • Download the free Explain Everything iBook
  • For free, there's Educreations that doesn't have as many features. 


  • Book Creator ($4.99) lets you combine text, audio, images, and video into an eBook that you can open in iBooks.

Reflect with QR Codes

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