Getting Started With The iPad

Welcome to our wiki which we hope will help you get the most out of your new device.This wiki should give you all the info you need to get up and running before moving on.

IMPORTANT:1377746962_hand.pngYou can access all of the pages via the menu bar on the left if viewing on a desktop/laptop, or by tapping on the ellipsis (...) on the right hand side of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen if viewing on an iPad.

UPDATES for August 2014:

New pages for the new Year 12s

How do last year's Year 12 students use their iPads?

A great free app for teachers is i-observe which links well to the Ofsted criteria. Makes lesson observations on the iPad easy to do.
A great free app for students and teachers is Adobe Voice

Remember you can download the iWork suite of apps Pages Numbers and Keynote (+iMovie and iPhoto), for free. These apps would have cost you almost £30 in the past and will be a real boost to your productivity on your iPad. iWork is a mac version of Microsoft Office allowing you to work with your PowerPoints etc as well as creating your own own presentations.

Here's a link for what to do with your new iPad:How to set up and optimize your iPad. Although not written with iOS7 in mind, it still has useful information for new users.

This article gives a decent overview of iOS7

You can also download the Apple iPad User Guide from this link as a PDF or from the iBook store for a thorough overview.

For a really basic introduction however you could go Here .

There are plenty of sites out there presenting tips and shortcuts; there's even an app:


If you feel that you want to contribute to this wiki by the way, please set up an account at Wikispaces and apply.

If you are a new sixth form student then you need to go to the Learning Essentials page for an overview of how to use your iPad for learning.


The other thing you will need to do fairly quickly is get a case or cover for your device. Here are our suggestions.


How do others use their iPads in education? two_finger_swipe_up-128.png

Recently published iPad in Education for Dummies is well worth the tenner:

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Here's an American take on iPads in education:

How to Manage your iPad:

Working in the cloud:

Most of us are used to storing our virtual lives on a memory stick or on CDs and DVDs. The iPad is designed not to work with these technologies as computing moves increasingly to online storage. Which is why opening a dropbox account is such an essential first step.
These ideas are further explored in other pages such as 'syncing'


For the Apps mentioned in the pages listed on the left you should go via your iTunes account or 'App Store' App to the App store. Apart from that, we have tried to make as many links as possible to other sites to help you. It is up to the subject specialists to help populate the 'Subject Areas' so they might be a little empty for a while yet...

HOW TO SERIES using the app 'Explain Everything'

3. Managing Your Storage:



If you only spend money on one app, then this should be the one....