October 12, 2012
iPad Resources and Suggestions from EdTechTeacher (10/2-10/8)
Many schools have struggled with Apple's latest update to iOS6. While there are certainly a lot of glitches, there are also some great new benefits. Here are a few lessons-learned and discoveries from the past few weeks.
- WiFi Settings Moved - just in case you've been looking for it, instead of being under General, it's now in the left menu inside settings just below the Airplane Mode switch.
- Some Location Services Options are now under Privacy - apps that access the Photo Roll now ask for authorization. However, if you decline, then some other apps don't work as well. For example, some teachers in a workshop could not save their DoodleCast Kids screen casts to the camera roll. Turns out that we had to go into Settings>Privacy>Photos and then turn on access.
- Speak Selection now highlights - This is a great new feature! Go into Settings>General>Accessibility>Speak Selection and turn on highlighting. Then, when reading the text, the words will also be high lighted.
- The iMovie Trailer Update now lets you insert photos - with the latest iMovie update, it's now possible to include still photos in trailers and use the Ken Burns effect. This is a fantastic addition and makes the app work more like the Mac program.