iPad - Students

Student iPad Agreement

iPad Shortcuts

  • Tap-hold in Safari to save an image to your photos
  • Double-tap the space bar to insert a period
  • Flick up on exclamation mark to quickly insert an apostrophe
  • Flick up on the question mark to quickly insert a quotation
  • Tap-hold on the - to get a multiplication dot
  • Drag an app icon on top of another one to create a folder
  • Press the home button and sleep/wake button simultaneously to take a screenshot
  • Click the "share" icon (the one with the curvy arrow) to save a website to your home screen
  • Tap-hold on letters for different symbols, such as accents
  • Tap-hold on $ to insert different currencies
  • Tap-hold on the period in the numbers mode to insert an ellipsis
  • Double-tap on shift key to get caps lock; tap once on it to turn of caps lock
  • Tap-hold on the 0 to insert a degree symbol
  • Tap-hold on the exclamation in number mode to get an upside down one for Spanish (same with ?)
  • Double-click on "Home" button to get to recently used apps
  • Tap-hold on an app icon and then click the "minus" in order to shut down that app
  • Quickly mute your iPad by pressing the volume-down button for a few seconds
  • When typing in a URL in Safari, hold down on ".com" to get other choices, such as ".org"
  • Jump to the top of a web page by tapping on the top of the title window
  • Open a link in a new page by tap-holding on the link
  • If you need to email an attachment - put the document in GoodReader then click on the share button and choose email as is and you can fill in the To and add a message.
  • Multitasking Gestures - 4 or 5 fingers: Pinch to home screen
  • Swipe up for multitasking bar
  • Swipe left or right to go through open apps

Digital Footprint

On the Internet, digital footprint is the term used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. This is information transmitted online, such as: forum registration, e-mails and attachments, uploading videos or digital images, and any other form of transmission of information — all of which leaves traces of personal information about yourself available to others online. www.webopedia.com

  1. College admissions and employers do read your online profiles and they do make decisions based upon information they find out about you online. In fact, colleges will make decisions based upon many forms of questionable involvement.
  2. Educators and parents do see, read and hear about your online escapades, even though you go to great lengths to hide them from us. There have been many times I wish I hadn’t stumbled upon a student Twitter or Facebook post, but I have.
  3. Educate yourself on the basics. What does Digital Citizenship mean to you? What should it mean? These are important lessons that students can research on their own.
  4. Create a profile that says simple, non-specific details about yourself, but that is still identifiably you. Ultimately, we are all personally responsible for our digital reputation, but many of our students, and quite frankly many adults, don’t know how to accomplish this important task.
  5. Create separate accounts so you can consistently remain positive in public online spaces. If you have already developed a full identity online, you don’t necessarily need to “scrub it clean”, but it would make sense to create a professional identity, and limit the amount of personal information you share publicly. Increase your privacy settings on all of your personal information, and publicly share all the wonderful things you are contributing to the world.
  6. Learn from others. Find teenagers, professionals or reputation resources that are doing things the right way and model your online presence in a similar manner. Read the survey’s that have been conducted and make informative decisions on what personal material is appropriate to share publicly, and what is not.
  7. Keep private information private. Have you heard the saying the “Internet is forever?” You may think you can easily hit delete, and what you sent goes away. But it truly doesn’t. Be aware and learn why the Internet is permanent.
  8. The Golden Rule. Never has this rule applied more than to how you speak to others online. What are you truly accomplishing by saying things behind the veil of a computer screen, that you would never say to someone in person? Treat others, as you would like to be treated. Simply put, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Remember, you can’t truly delete when you SEND.
  9. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. But be mindful that being careless, too open, or too trusting, or spending too much time on the Internet, has real consequences.
  10. Build your own positive image and brand yourself in a great way. Say “iAm” to the world. I created a wonderful lesson for my class by asking them who they are as people, not as students. I then asked them to create a short video to show me who they are. It was a great success and I learned a lot about my students in a very positive way.