All iPads How do you use your iPad for school?

venividivigor

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How do you use your iPad for school? Just curious, I got my iPad recently and I wanna start using it for school. I wanna know how I could benefit a lot from using it at school.
 

Krazy Bill

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How do you use your iPad for school? Just curious, I got my iPad recently and I wanna start using it for school. I wanna know how I could benefit a lot from using it at school.
It would help if you shared what grade level you're in. :confused:
 

Altis

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Google docs works well, if you have a Gmail account. Do you have wifi at school, or an LTE iPad?

It helps to tell us what subjects you focus in. You'd probably benefit from a keyboard and maybe a stylus.
 

dsquarius90

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Dec 12, 2013
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I just graduated from the education program at my university and did my student teaching.

For taking notes/writing papers I used Pages.
To make Powerpoints and Presentations I used Keynote.

Remember, with these you can start them on your Mac and seamlessly update them from your iPad and iPhone (iCloud), as well.

For textbooks I used Adobe Reader or iBooks, depending on the type of document. (Some secure PDFs will only open in the official Adobe App)

At the school district where I did my student teaching we used Google Drive to create documents and to share them with students (or have them turn-in to us). The Google Drive App and Quickoffice Apps are really just crap, to put it bluntly, so this was difficult. The best way to manage them is on a regular desktop/laptop. Which was unfortunate, as I would've liked to be able to do more work from my phone/iPad.

For any random time that I felt I needed to hand-write something, or draw a diagram, I used Penultimate (made by the same people as Evernote).

Fortunately for me, iPad came out my Freshman year, so I have been fortunate to have one during the duration of my studies.
 

troy14

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I think it might be better to figure out "hey, if I had an iPad then this would be 1000x easier..." or "if I had an iPad I could do this...."

That's precisely what I did. I put all my books on it, my sole reason for purchasing my Air. Helps a lot. I don't think taking notes on it effective at all.
 

Abazigal

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Jul 18, 2011
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I guess one use would be to use the scanner pro app to scan all your notes and store them in dropbox. You could even annotate on them in apps like notability.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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My school does not allow the use of tablets to take notes with. But my school is thinking about it as they made all students do a survey.
I'm seeing more school systems taking a closer look at the iPads but I agree most right now don't allow them
 
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