iPad for Kids: Using the iPad to Play and Learn

iPad for Kids: Using the iPad to Play and Learn

Brian Proffitt

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 1435460537

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

With the right applications, the iPad and iPad 2 can become more than just devices for watching videos, listening to music, and reading electronic books. Your iPad can be a device that's used for teaching and imparting knowledge to children in nearly any environment. This ability to teach anywhere opens up a wide range of knowledge for children. The iPad has apps that are specifically designed to build skills in reading, math, and writing. How many apps? Thousands. Some are good, some are not so good; this book sorts through the clutter and tells you about all of the best educational apps that are available. Many of the apps featured in this book are free, some cost no more than $10, and many are somewhere in between. IPAD FOR KIDS is for all of you who want to get started using the iPad as a teaching tool for your kids. Think of this book as a personal tutorial, a one-on-one class with an expert user of the iPad. You get to stay in the comfort of your own home or school and learn how to familiarize yourself with the iPad controls and interfaces, connect to the Internet with the iPad using WiFi or a cellular connection, add apps and multimedia content to your iPad, print documents from the iPad, teach kids from toddler-age to fourth grade how to read--and then read better, explore and practice mathematic concepts, discover the world of art and music., and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations for advanced school work. Written by technology expert, educator, and parent Brian Proffitt, this book will help you discover and configure the best educational iPad apps for your child. From toddler to tween, you'll find the perfect app for every child in your life in minutes!

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effect, you can pinch out, which is how Apple refers to the motion of starting with two fingers together on the screen and moving them apart to zoom in. This is also referred to as “fanning,” since you can fan your fingers out to achieve the zoom. Panning, also known as dragging, is done by placing your finger on the screen and moving it around to display the area you want, or move an object or text around the screen. A related move is two-fingered dragging, which will scroll any window within a

network, you can start to use any iPad application that uses Internet connectivity. ✺ ION PassW0rds R ImportAnT! CAUT Most WiFi systems have a password from the manufacturer built in, which is generally strong enough to be unguessable. If you change your system’s password to something that you can remember better, be sure the password is strong. Don’t use family names, pet names, birthdates, or anything easily guessed. Use upper- and lowercase and throw in a number or two to make it harder to

another icon you want to store in the same folder. After a pause, the icons will superimpose on one another, and a new folder window will appear (see Figure 4.2). 61 iPad for Kids Figure 4.2 Creating a new folder. 3. Drag the app icon to the desired spot within the folder window, as seen in Figure 4.3. 62 Chapter 4 Fourth Step: Using the iPad Apps Figure 4.3 Positioning apps in the folder window. 4. The iPad will attempt to guess at a suitable folder name, but if it needs changing, tap

Cengage Web site. You may download the additional chapters at www.courseptr.com/downloads and read them on your iPad. Here is a list of the online chapters: ✺ ✺ ✺ ✺ ✺ x Chapter 18: “Homework: Documenting with Pages” Chapter 19: “Homework: Analyzing with Numbers” Chapter 20: “Homework: Presenting with Keynote” Chapter 21: “Homework: Printing” Chapter 22: “Homework: Mail” Chapter 1 First Step: Introducing the iPad I t is not the first device of its kind, but there is little doubt that the

Saturn. As of this printing, Girl was on her way to Uranus. 167 iPad for Kids The collaborative effort of the hundreds of thousands of Internet players affecting the length of a single game element has its appeal for adults, but it’s the basic play with Boy that will mostly appeal to children. There’s a lot to do with Boy, since he can interact with (very) random objects on the screen and be stretched and pulled pretty indiscriminately. Tapping on any object or screen edge will immediately

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