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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 1 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
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    • Weynta
      The Logitech keyboard works great for me Sent from my iPhone
      Message 2 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]
        >
        >
        >
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        >
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        >
        >
        >
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