iPad Primer With Embedded Video Tutorials
Dr. Fred T. Hofstetter
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Want to really learn how to use your iPad? Embedded in this five-part iPad Primer are fourteen videos that show you how. In the first part, you learn how to study with iBooks, Safari, Penultimate, and Wikipanion, and you capture to your Camera Roll any image on your iPad screen. The second part has you organize your thoughts with iCardSort and paste your images into digital stories using the iMovie app that made this book’s videos. Part three teaches you how to multitask and use Dragon Dictation to transcribe into text anything you speak into your iPad’s microphone. Imagine answering your emails by simply dictating into Dragon! This iPad Primer shows you how.
In part four, you learn how to find freely available content, manage files to keep your iPad organized, and write your own e-books using Pages. The last part shows how to configure your iPad, keep it secure, project it, troubleshoot problems, and visit websites to learn more about your iPad. The iPad Primer concludes with an index of the fourteen video tutorials embedded in this book. These movies were produced on the iPad in the iMovie app, and this iPad Primer was written in Pages. Other apps taught in this Primer include iBooks, Camera, Safari, Wikipanion, Penultimate, Photoshop Express, iCardSort, Dragon Dictation, Dropbox, and GoodReader.
The author donates all iPad Primer book royalties to Delaware public schools.
Great iBook for for iPad and app uses
Having had my iPad 2 for a few months, I thought I had grasp on what it was capable of as well as what I could expect from it. I was wrong. Dr Hofstetter has managed to create an excellent resource for utilizing Apple's iPad for educational purposes. The layout of the chapters and links to more advanced content in the iBook ease you into a whole new perspective on the capabilities of this device.
I look forward to experimenting with the apps selected in the book as I have already thought of several projects that will benefit from them.
I highly recommend this book for anyone new to the iPad as well as those who have only used it to consume media when you could start producing content.
Excellent book with great videos! A must have for all new IPad owners!
Necessary addition to any library
I bought this book as part of a class. The course matched the book in that we reviewed nearly everything that was in the book and was able to extend learning through class collaboration. It doesn't take place of the course but adds to it.