Read books on your iPad [for fun, not for class]

If you’d like to “check out” ebooks on your iPad, there are TWO ways:
The MackinVia app already on your iPad. CLICK HERE for instructions on setting yours up. CLICK HERE for an article on using MackinVia for research. 

RBDigital is available in the App Portal. It allows you to check out up to three digital items using your Middle Georgia Regional Library account. If you have a PINES card, you can check out material from the local library!

CLICK HERE for instructions. CLICK HERE to go to the library’s RBDigital website.

Leave Bluetooth ON!

Contrary to popular belief, turning bluetooth off does NOT extend your battery life.

Leaving it on means less hassle in the classroom for you [as more teachers use Apple Classroom],  AND Find My iPad s FAR more accurate with Bluetooth turned on.


Want to REALLY save battery? The best thing it to turn down your backlight – BUT NOT SO DIM THAT YOU CAN”T SEE IT!

iPad cables and Chargers –> BEWARE OF EL CHEAPO

While it is possible to find “bargains” on eBay or at your local convenience store – DON’T use them with your iPad [or any other Apple product, for that matter].

You DEFINITELY want cables and chargers that are “mFi” certified. They are usually indicated with this logo:

Why?

  • El Cheapo knockoffs risk damaging the circuitry of the iPad. Any iPads that sustain damage to the charging circuits WILL incur a repair charge.
  • They also don’t last as long and get damaged far more easily.

More info can be found here:

If you’d like to see if a particular item is mFi certified, here’s a search engine: