Last week on Free Technology for Teachers I published an 80+ guide to using Blogger in school. Today, I updated the guide to include directions for using the Blogger iPad app. Those directions are included in the PDF embedded below. You can download the PDF here. In the complete guide, available here, you will find more than just directions for using Blogger. You’ll find ideas for blogging activities to do with your students as well as lots of tips that I’ve picked up through seven years of using Blogger.
iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn’t always as easy as you expect. Learning to use all of the features of iBooks Author can take quite a while. Fortunately, YouTube is loaded with helpful videos on the topic. One set of videos that I found particularly useful is DIY Journo’s Learn iBooks Author.
We often hear people comment about how intuitive it is to use an iPad. While that is certainly true for many people, it’s not true for all people. Joanne Villis has put together a nice little guide for first-time iPad users. Her guide starts with explanations of all of the buttons on an iPad and finishes with three ways to get content off of your iPad. Joanne published the guide on Slideshare and you find it there, on her blog, or as embedded below.
As intuitive as the iPad’s user interface is, there are still some occasions on which students and teachers might get stuck. That’s when a free iBook like The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6 is good to have. The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6, written by Jac de Haan, covers all of the basics that students and teachers need to know in order to use their iPads in school. The chapter on “everything Internet” is particularly good because not only does it cover how to use Safari, it introduces readers to other web browsers including Rover which supports flash media. The chapter on productivity will answer all of the common questions about how to email, take notes, and organize iBooks on your iPad.
H/T to Joanne Villis.