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  • Weynta
    The Logitech keyboard works great for me Sent from my iPhone
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      The Logitech keyboard works great for me

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