Top Tips from my Apple Teacher Training

Apple Teacher Learning Centre

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I must admit, having worked with Apple and iPads for several years in the classroom, I thought of myself as quite savvy in the field. Completing the Apple Teacher accreditation, I found out there was far more to these devices than I once thought…

If you’runitse an avid apple fan, then I recommend signing up and becoming a recognised Apple Teacher.

In order to achieve this status, you must complete eight units based on content either for an iPad or Mac.

The great thing with this, is that you are able to access an iBook for each of the units, an excellent resource for teachers, for free.

Although already familiar with the majority of these apps, even the ones I used regularly, I learnt new shortcuts for.

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Top 5 Shortcuts!

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It may seem a simple feature, but the Slide Over feature on the iPad has just made multitasking a whole lot easier! Using Slide Over, you can open a second app without closing the one you’re currently in (available on iPad air and later, iPad pro and iPad mini 2 and later). Simply swipe left from the right edge of the screen. This will give you a list of different apps which you can pick from.

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Drag the app divider to the centre of the screen

 

You can even go one step further from having the two apps open simultaneously, you can Split View your screen. Just drag the app divider to the centre of the screen and both windows are active.

 

 

Not just great for us teachers multitasking, I’ve used this for children in class too. It gives them the opportunity to have Notes open whilst researching a subject on Safari. Or have a Photo open whilst using Notes to write a setting description. Simple but easy!

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