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  • 1. iPad forTeaching and Learning
  • 2. Agenda• Why?• Features• Typical use:  Teaching  Learning• Other Useful Applications• Support• Summary• Questions
  • 3. Why?• Cost• Portability and size; great for travelling and fit’s neatly into backpacks• Does most things that desktop/laptop can do, but not everything!• Reading books & texts – no printing!• Applications• It’s fun to use
  • 4. Features• Dimensions & weight Height: 242.8 mm Width: 189.7 mm• Backlit display Depth: 13.4 mm Weight: 0.68 kg Wi-Fi model 0.73 kg Wi-Fi + 3G model• Soft keyboard• Multi-touch – pinch, expand and flick• Capacity 16, 32 & 64Gb• Security• Battery life – up to 10 hours, backlit• Wireless/3G• Performance• Buttons & speaker• Accessories
  • 5. Typical Teaching Use• Presentations• Browser• Access to Murdoch systems * ($ indicates cost)
  • 6. Presentations Others: KeyNote ($), Noterize ($) Generally do not support complicated animations, URL links and transitions. Also cannot project like PC or MAC; application specific. Some more difficult to use than($) others
  • 7. Browser Does have some limitations…Flash for example is not supported, plus access to secure websites
  • 8. Access to Murdoch Systems Browser based, specifically: • LMS – can be accessed via MyMurdoch; all material ok except for Flash
  • 9. Typical Learning Use• Email, calendar & contacts via Live@EDU• Access to files• Access & Editing MS-Office Documents• Note taking• Reading, listening, video• Browser• Access to Murdoch systems• Other useful applications* * ($ indicates cost of application)
  • 10. Access to Live@EDU from iPadYou can setup an account in the iPad to accessyour Live@EDU account:http://www.murdoch.edu.au/itservicedesk/kb/questions/21/Configuration+settings+for+using+IMAP+or+POP+for+your+Student+Email+account
  • 11. iPad Access to Files (DropBox) PC/MAC Other applications can be used to access GroupDataAutomatic iPhone DropBoxsynchronisation across 2Gb FreeANY device
  • 12. Access to Other Files• To/From SpaceDrive, download, install and use “GladiNet” to attach a Windows PC (only); free version available• To/From MyData using built in VPN and mapping → instructions at http://www.murdoch.edu.au/itservicedesk/kb/q uestions/47/
  • 13. Accessing & Editing MS-OfficeDocuments + reading PDF (via DropBox) Many limitations on editing MS-Office files, but can do basics Others: ($) Pages ($), Numbers ($)
  • 14. iPad* Note Taking PC/MAC iPhone*Synchronisation across EvernoteANY device * Some limitations
  • 15. Reading, Listening & Video Course text books will become more available
  • 16. Access to Murdoch Systems Browser based, specifically: • Lecture Recording & Playback, replay will not work as Flash based, but can download for listening • LMS – can be accessed via MyMurdoch; all material ok except for Flash • Library has eBooks from: http://wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au/find/books/eb ook.html
  • 17. Other Useful Applications ABC News Flipboard Social networking in one place New York Times Newspaper OZ Weather ($) When travelling in Google Australia All the Apps Most of these are Free, some are Stanzajust for the iPhone Reading Books and appear withsmaller screen size
  • 18. Other Useful Applications1. Papers ($) – puts your Research literature database at your fingertips2. Noterize ($) – allows you to view and annotate any PDF or PowerPoint document, view on projector (via DropBox)3. iTap RDP ($) – remote connection and control of another computer4. iThoughtsHD ($) – mind mapping tool (works with DropBox)5. inkling – search, download and access text books (US based) + highlighting & notes
  • 19. Look in the App Store for other Ideas
  • 20. Support (for Murdoch owned devices only)• IT Services will setup the device with your credentials and access to wireless, 3G (if purchased) VPN, email, calendar and contacts• Standard manufacturers warranty: “Every iPad comes with complimentary telephone technical support within 90 days of your iPad purchase. In addition, your iPad, its rechargeable battery, and all included accessories are covered against defects for one year from the original purchase date by a limited hardware warranty.”• No other application support from IT Services• Do not use Murdoch funds to purchase applications or books
  • 21. Summary• Very handy portable device that supports a large number of business functions; takes time to learn how to use keyboard• Good substitute for cheap laptop; cost is comparable to netbook and low-end laptop; there are cheaper eBooks readers• Good for reading, email , calendar web browsing, although Flash not supported; beware of the limitations!• Multi-media support excellent• Applications make it, although not all from PC/MAC• Little or no printer support
  • 22. References http://www.apple.com/au/ipad/business/http://www.murdoch.edu.au/itservicedesk/kb/questions/134/http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/08/eight-great-tips- for-traveling-with-the-ipad/ http://www.cnet.com.au/top-20-starter-apps-for-the- ipad_p3-339303456.htm#vp