iPad Tips & Tricks by MHS iWizards
by Mercy High School
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The iWizards at Mercy High School are student iPad enthusiasts who love to teach and share what they have learned about using the iPad for school. This iTunes U "course" is a collection of very short tutorials about their favorite academic workflow apps and shortcuts. The tutorials are very brief and are not presented in a sequence. The visitor can move through content tip by tip or hop here and there in the collection. We hope the tutorials introduce you to new apps and shortcuts for school.
Learn more about the iWizards at Larry's Opinion Drive-thru.
|1||Using the iOS Tips App||--||0:53||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Folders in iAnnotate PDF||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Google Drive – secure online file storage||Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. With Drive, you can: • View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more • Search for files by name and content • Easily share files and folders with others • Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit • Quickly access recent files • See file details and activity • Enable viewing of files offline||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||iWizards-Tip or Trick||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Google Docs||Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can: * Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Add and respond to comments * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Directly insert photos from your camera * Open, edit, and save Word documents Permissions Notice Camera: This is used to takes photos to insert into documents. Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into documents||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Kindle – Read eBooks, Magazines & Textbooks||Turn your iPhone or iPad into a Kindle with the free Kindle app, and carry all your eBooks with you, wherever you go. eBooks (including those with narration) that you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app. Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download eBooks directly in the app. What you’ll get: • Sample any eBook for free • Magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and textbooks with high-res color images • A customizable reading experience with your choice of font style, size and more • Comfortable reading day and night with adjustable screen brightness and page color • Discover and download Kindle Unlimited eBooks and magazines • Unique features like X-Ray, Whispersync, Page Flip, Print Replica, flashcards and more • Instant translations and definitions, without leaving the page • Ability to make and share in-page highlights • Bold font and text size options • Access to local library eBooks||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Google Slides||Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Slides app. With Google Slides you can: * Create new presentations or edit any that were created on the web or on another device * Share presentations and work together with others in the same presentation at the same time * Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection * Add and rearrange slides, format text and shapes, and more * Present right from your device * Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type * Present slides to video calls - scheduled meetings will automatically appear * Open, edit, and save PowerPoint files Permissions Notice Camera: This is used for camera mode in video calls and to insert images taken with the camera. Microphone: This is used to transmit audio in video calls. Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into slides.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||iAnnotate PDF||*** ATTENTION *** Get the new iAnnotate 4 app! -> Just search for "iAnnotate 4" in the App Store. ### Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.” *Winner of the Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App and Moxie Awards winner for Mobile App of the Year. iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more. Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate: ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools. Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another. CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop the exact tools you need to create custom toolbars for your specific workflow. Switch between toolbars with a swipe, or open the Toolbar Drawer to edit your toolbars. SCROLL: iAnnotate allows fast, continuous vertical scroll through an entire document. Other apps only let you view one page at a time, but iAnnotate gives you both options. SEARCH: Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results. NAVIGATE: Open the Navigation Panel to explore your documents by thumbnails, bookmarks, annotations, or search results, and perform other common actions. MULTITASK: iAnnotate lets you have up to eight documents open at once, and easily navigate between them for tabbed reading. IMPORT: Connect with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive or WebDAV, use iTunes file sharing, or open PDFs directly from email or the Web. MANAGE: Arrange documents by folders and sort contents by date added, date last opened, or alphabetical order. CREATE: Create brand new PDFs with blank, lined, or graph-paper pages. MODIFY: Add, delete, rotate, and rearrange pages in your documents. FLATTEN: Compress your annotations onto the document to prevent modification. This is useful for preserving signatures or for preventing recipients from deleting or changing your annotations. SHARE: Annotations made in iAnnotate are fully integrated into the PDF and can be viewed and edited in external PDF readers like Adobe Acrobat or Mac Preview. SUMMARIZE: Forward text summaries of a document's annotations in the body of an email. Summaries include the type of each annotation, relevant page numbers, and marked-up text. SECURE: Full support for the iOS Data Protection and Keychain functions. WATCH FOR UPDATES: With frequent updates and an attentive ear to our users, we are continuously improving iAnnotate. Stay tuned for even more new features to come!||--||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Post-it® Plus||The Post-it® Plus App brings the simplicity of the Post-it® Note to your smartphone and tablet. Whether you use Post-it® Notes for collaboration or for personal note taking, the Post-it® Plus App helps you keep that momentum going. Simply capture analog notes with the camera, or create new notes right on your device for those important reminders. Arrange, refine and organize notes and ideas on your board anyway you see fit. Then share your organized board with friends and co-workers, or export to your favorite applications and cloud services—including PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Dropbox and plenty more. Post-it® Plus App features: • Capture more than 200 individual square Post-it® Notes at a time with your camera. • Draw, erase, type and change the color of your notes using powerful editing tools. • Supercharge your creativity on iPad Pro, with Split Screen and Apple Pencil support. • Organize your way—group your ideas by thought or simply organize on a grid. • Combine boards—collect and combine ideas from across multiple sessions. • Share to your favorites—supports PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, Dropbox, and more. Learn more about the Post-it® Plus App at post-it.com/app||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Notability||Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Apple's Mac App of The Year! Recognized by Apple as the Best Selling Paid Productivity app in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013! Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date. SAVE TIME - Multitasking with Notability enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture, on select iPads. - 3D Touch on iPhone 6s makes it faster than ever to create, preview, and open notes. - Spotlight Search helps you find and open recent notes. WRITE NATURALLY - Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink. - Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing. - Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes. - Automatic Palm Detection on iPad allows you to write naturally with your hand on the screen. - Notability has been fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. TYPE ANYWHERE - Notability includes full-featured typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. - Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas. - Highlight typed text. - The typing UI is uniquely designed on iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the best typing experience possible. IMPORT AND ANNOTATE PDFs - Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text. - Mark up lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments. - Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms. - Import doc and ppt files with the help of Google Drive. - Import Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as PDFs. - Import webpages from the browser with the Share Extension. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. - Notes automatically link to recordings, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying. - Teachers can also use these features to provide audio and handwritten feedback to students. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - Create a paperless classroom -- handout and collect assignments via the cloud. - Speed-up feedback to students and colleagues using Notability. - Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - Create subjects and simply drag notes into them. - Share your notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and more. - Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash. ICLOUD SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to iPad, iPhone, and Mac. AUTO-BACKUP - Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery. We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.||--||$9.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Quizlet Tip||--||1:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||Saving iAnnotate Files to Google Drive||--||1:35||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||How to download Youtube Videos||--||2:16||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Using Notability||--||0:54||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||iWizards Tips&Tricks||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Sharing Google Docs||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||Using Post-it Plus||--||0:55||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Kindle App Tips||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|