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  • Martin Eayrs
    Thanks everyone for the ideas. I ve spoken to a number of people about this and the idea of a keyboard seems good - Gavin suggested a Logitech (bluetooth) one
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 14, 2013
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      Thanks everyone for the ideas. I've spoken to a number of people about this and the idea of a keyboard seems good - Gavin suggested a Logitech (bluetooth) one (see http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover) but as the BBC says other manufacturers have their own solutions. The ones I've seen are light and some also serve as covers. Any comments welcome. I've just bought a cover and doubtless will want another one instead ...

      I think quite a few of us will be trying this at IATEFL so maybe we can share experiences - I certainly do think we can do better than Google Docs. A friend of mine swears by Pages, which opens and save MS Word files (so he says, I have no experience). My iPad is still in the post - I bought it on Amazon as it was �80 cheaper, but the cost includes a week's wait.

      See some of you there! And thanks again for the ideas.

      Martin

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    • Ruby Rennie
      Thanks, Martin and all, for the very interesting discussion. A good question! I am trying to use my iPad as much as possible, as it s so light and easy to
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 14, 2013
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        Thanks, Martin and all, for the very interesting discussion. A good
        question!
        I am trying to use my iPad as much as possible, as it's so light and
        easy to carry around. I was very pleased to find that wifi within the UK
        university network is now much easier as I can get eduroam anywhere :-)
        At a conference in January, I used UPAD (app) to import pdf documents
        that I could then annotate. I find I like using a stylus to handwrite
        notes rather than using a keyboard (I've got a bluetooth keyboard but
        it's not that comfortable to use); or start a new document in UPAD and
        then take screenshots of the presentation, import them to my document
        and then annotate.
        Like many people who responded, I find that taking notes and accessing
        things (using dropbox) is easy and convenient but if you want to start
        from scratch (creating a Pages/Word document) it's a bit more fiddly
        than using a laptop so I try to have some things ready in advance if I can.
        For giving lectures and workshops, I can import most things into the
        iPad apps, but I have to check - my computer is a PC so sometimes things
        get left out (like pictures in a Powerpoint > Keynote). When I'm looking
        for an app to do something, my personal checklist is a) how compatible
        is it with other apps and b) what can I export.
        For printing from an iPad, if I can export and then print from my PC,
        that's ofter the easiest. I don't want to spend ��$�$ on an "air
        printer" but I found an app that I have on my computer that will take
        the wifi signal from the iPad and print from the computer to my wifi
        printer (if anyone's interested, I can give more details). So I'm
        gradually getting around the little niggles that the iPad has.
        I won't be able to come to IATEFL, but would definitely be interested in
        finding out more about what people are using on tablets!
        Cheers
        Ruby


        On 14/03/2013 10:31, Martin Eayrs wrote:
        > Thanks everyone for the ideas. I've spoken to a number of people about this and the idea of a keyboard seems good - Gavin suggested a Logitech (bluetooth) one (see http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover) but as the BBC says other manufacturers have their own solutions. The ones I've seen are light and some also serve as covers. Any comments welcome. I've just bought a cover and doubtless will want another one instead ...
        >
        > I think quite a few of us will be trying this at IATEFL so maybe we can share experiences - I certainly do think we can do better than Google Docs. A friend of mine swears by Pages, which opens and save MS Word files (so he says, I have no experience). My iPad is still in the post - I bought it on Amazon as it was �80 cheaper, but the cost includes a week's wait.
        >
        > See some of you there! And thanks again for the ideas.
        >
        > Martin
        >
        > ___________
        >
        > Martin Eayrs
        > c/o Dormouse Box
        > 35 Tagore Close, Manchester, M13 0YS
        > T. 0161-224-6873 | Mb. 07968-700239
        > Email. martin@... | URL: http://www.eayrs.com
        >
        >
        > For postal deliveries, please instruct your shippers to leave in lockable 'Dormouse'
        > box if no one is at home � signed receipts and a scannable bar code inside box.
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        Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership
        Moray House School of Education
        University of Edinburgh
        Holyrood Road
        Edinburgh
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      • Weynta
        The Logitech keyboard works great for me Sent from my iPhone
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 14, 2013
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          The Logitech keyboard works great for me

          Sent from my iPhone

          On Mar 14, 2013, at 8:46 AM, Ruby Rennie <ruby.rennie@...> wrote:

          > Thanks, Martin and all, for the very interesting discussion. A good
          > question!
          > I am trying to use my iPad as much as possible, as it's so light and
          > easy to carry around. I was very pleased to find that wifi within the UK
          > university network is now much easier as I can get eduroam anywhere :-)
          > At a conference in January, I used UPAD (app) to import pdf documents
          > that I could then annotate. I find I like using a stylus to handwrite
          > notes rather than using a keyboard (I've got a bluetooth keyboard but
          > it's not that comfortable to use); or start a new document in UPAD and
          > then take screenshots of the presentation, import them to my document
          > and then annotate.
          > Like many people who responded, I find that taking notes and accessing
          > things (using dropbox) is easy and convenient but if you want to start
          > from scratch (creating a Pages/Word document) it's a bit more fiddly
          > than using a laptop so I try to have some things ready in advance if I can.
          > For giving lectures and workshops, I can import most things into the
          > iPad apps, but I have to check - my computer is a PC so sometimes things
          > get left out (like pictures in a Powerpoint > Keynote). When I'm looking
          > for an app to do something, my personal checklist is a) how compatible
          > is it with other apps and b) what can I export.
          > For printing from an iPad, if I can export and then print from my PC,
          > that's ofter the easiest. I don't want to spend ££$£$ on an "air
          > printer" but I found an app that I have on my computer that will take
          > the wifi signal from the iPad and print from the computer to my wifi
          > printer (if anyone's interested, I can give more details). So I'm
          > gradually getting around the little niggles that the iPad has.
          > I won't be able to come to IATEFL, but would definitely be interested in
          > finding out more about what people are using on tablets!
          > Cheers
          > Ruby
          >
          >
          > On 14/03/2013 10:31, Martin Eayrs wrote:
          >> Thanks everyone for the ideas. I've spoken to a number of people about this and the idea of a keyboard seems good - Gavin suggested a Logitech (bluetooth) one (see http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover) but as the BBC says other manufacturers have their own solutions. The ones I've seen are light and some also serve as covers. Any comments welcome. I've just bought a cover and doubtless will want another one instead ...
          >>
          >> I think quite a few of us will be trying this at IATEFL so maybe we can share experiences - I certainly do think we can do better than Google Docs. A friend of mine swears by Pages, which opens and save MS Word files (so he says, I have no experience). My iPad is still in the post - I bought it on Amazon as it was £80 cheaper, but the cost includes a week's wait.
          >>
          >> See some of you there! And thanks again for the ideas.
          >>
          >> Martin
          >>
          >> ___________
          >>
          >> Martin Eayrs
          >> c/o Dormouse Box
          >> 35 Tagore Close, Manchester, M13 0YS
          >> T. 0161-224-6873 | Mb. 07968-700239
          >> Email. martin@... | URL: http://www.eayrs.com
          >>
          >>
          >> For postal deliveries, please instruct your shippers to leave in lockable 'Dormouse'
          >> box if no one is at home – signed receipts and a scannable bar code inside box.
          >>
          >>
          >>
          >>
          >>
          >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >>
          >>
          >>
          >> ------------------------------------
          >>
          >> You are receiving this message because you are a member of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG.Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          > --
          > Ruby Rennie
          >
          > Charteris Land 3.6
          > Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership
          > Moray House School of Education
          > University of Edinburgh
          > Holyrood Road
          > Edinburgh
          > EH8 8AQ
          >
          > ruby.rennie@...
          >
          >
          > ----------
          >
          > The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
          > Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
          >
          >
          > ------------------------------------
          >
          > You are receiving this message because you are a member of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG.Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >
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