IPad IPod Key Skills

IPad IPod Key Skills

There are so many IOS applications. This planning just concentrates on the core skills.
Most sessions should concentrate on the curriculum areas you wish to support using the IPod or IPads.
You may wish to have a look at using IPods within a class.

Skill or Understanding

Skill or Understanding Expanded

Examples & Resource Links

Possible Activities

Switching devices on

Knowing that you need to click the bottom button and then swipe the screen at the bottom from left to right to turn the device on.

Best to Combine these first two skills with using a simple app within a curriculum area of your choice.

Navigating, opening and closing Apps

Navigating apps by swiping fingers right or left to move between menus. Opening sub menus (if any) by pressing finger on a menu. Opening an App by pressing your finger on the App. Closing an App by clicking the big button at the bottom.

Emailing a video or photo from inside Photos.

Using the out arrow button to place the photo or video into an email. Knowing how to use the Google mail contacts to email it to users within the school or school blogs

Email a photo video help file

Emailing a picture of a science experiment with conclusion attached to the class blog. Sending a photo of cooking with the recipe instructions combining cooking and instructional writing (Whilst waiting for their turn to cook)

Taking a screen shot

Taking a screen shot by holding the off button on the top and the main button on the bottom until the screen flashes.

Using an oscilloscope includes screen shot example video help file

Show pupil knows what they are doing by taking a screenshot and annotating in Adobe Ideas. Work can be emailed to their Gmail account.

Taking a photo using the built in camera app and manipulating it in PS Express

Knowing how to switch between forward and back facing cameras. Knowing how to crop, rotate or flip a photo using PS Express. You could also include other effects such as sketch or black & white if they were useful to a project.

Editing photos using PS Express video help file

PS Express

Adobe Ideas

Photos can be used to illustrate so many aspects of the curriculum from freeze frames in PDL, stages of a Maths investigation to history events with speech bubbles.

Taking a video using the built in camera app and editing it in iMovie

Add a sound track, titles and overlays to a single movie or splice a few movies together. Cut out unnecessary parts of the movie. Play by plugging it into an interactive whiteboard or converting and emailing.

YouTube Video

Also look for ? on front page of the app for a text based tutorials.

A science experiment described. Expressive reading recorded. Drama or assembly recorded.

Recording and emailing sound

Voice memo only comes with the IPod. If you have chooses this device then this skill is worth including.

Recording Sound Video Help File

Hear children read when you are not working with that group in guided reading

Other IPod/IPad video help files