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How to get the school contact list on your iPad

When sending an email, it’s handy to have an email address popup as you’re typing. That’s normally what happens when you have someone in your contacts on the ipad…. but there is also a way to have the entire school contact list popup.

Here’s how:

  1. Settings –> Mail, Contact, Calendars
  2. In the Accounts section, ADD ACCOUNT
  3. Click the Microsoft Exchange button
  4. Enter your email address and password. Put something in Description that describes what this is – maybe, “Email List” or “LDAP server”
  5. Click next. Some additional fields will open up
  6. Server:
  7. Username and passwords: same as before. Yes, you have to type them again, don’t ask me why!
  8. Click the Next button. If everything goes as planned you’ll be taken to the next screen, with some sliders. Turn Mail and Calendars OFF, and Contacts ON.
  9. Click the Done button.

That should do the trick!

Easy Photo Presenting – Photography Class

Photography Class – Easy Presentations

Two Methods

Google Drive

  • Easy

  • No editing or control over order

  1. Photoshop – export to Camera roll

  2. Start Chrome or Google Drive App

  3. Login to your Drive

  4. Switch to Desktop version [link at bottom].

  5. [optional] Create Folder to stash pix in

  6. Click UPLOAD button

  7. Select which photos to upload and make it happen

  8. TO VIEW:

    1. Click on one photo

    2. Swipe to move between all photos in the folder


  • More Control

  • looks nicer

  • no editing

  • limits on photo – i.e. no resizing

  • Must have Prezi Account

  1. Startup Prezi app

  2. Login to Prezi [or create an account]

  3. new Presentation

  4. Select a Template

  5. Edit a Frame – Change the type to photo with title [it’s on the left, bottom of screen]

  6. DO NOT “type to add a title”. Tap somewhere else in the frame

  7. “Choose Existing”

    1. You have no control on the ipad over how the photo is placed in the frame

    2. Photo is placed in the frame automatically

  8. Go to next frame, insert next photo, etc.

  9. When finished, present it.

  10. Click HOME icon, it’ll ask if you want to save it.

  11. Remember to LOGOUT if on Dept. iPad set.
    [Use your imagination on what could happen if you don’t.]


Other notes

  • Both Prezi and Google Docs allow you to create on a desktop/laptop and present on the ipad. This would give you more possibilities for design – i.e. adding text, etc along with your pix. Then use the ipad to present your work.
  • Another possibility: Draw any text you want and take a picture of it.
  • Or you could copy your picture, pull it up into photoshop, add text and notes to it on a layer, save it as a JPG or PNG, upload to Google Drive.

Science iPads App List

A list of apps on the two Science Dept. iPad sets. #1 is in McMahon’s room, #2 in Freeman’s. The descriptions are deliberately concise – click the links to see a longer description [usually full of many gratuitous exclamation points]




Adobe Reader Both PDF reader – sometimes works better than others.
Calculator Pro Both Calculator
Chrome Both Web browser
Earth Viewer 1 Timeline viewer of the tectonic plates shifts over time.
EduCam 2 Annotate and share live streaming images from the Ken-a-vision camera
Educreations Both nteractive recordable whiteboard. includes voice recording. Could email it to yourself and post the resulting file to moodle.
Evernote 2 Organizer utility, assuming you have an Evernote Account.
Focus on Earthquakes 1 Comprehensive description, new-meida text. Includes quizzes and review questions.
Fold and Faults 1 illustrated overview of these two concepts
GoodReader for Ipad 1 A “super-robust” PDF readr for iPad
Google Earth Both Click the link for some interesting possibilities.
Human Body Facts Both “odd, weird, fun human body facts”. Enough said.
iBooks Both PDF and ePub reader. Can open files sent via email, posted online, etc.
Idea Flight Both Share PDF based presentations to an audience.
idea Sketch Both Draw a diagram, convert it to text, share it.
iMovie 2 Video creation, editing
Intellective Physics Both AP/SAT prep – whiteboard lectures, quizzes, etc.
ISSLive Both Live data feeds from the international Space Station – plus tours and such
iTunes U Both Gives access to free courses in a variety of subjects
Khan Academy Both 4200+ videos on a variety of topics
Meraki Both An MDS network thing.
Merriam Webster Both Dictionary.
MyScript Calculator Both Converts handwriting into equations, then solves them.
NASA apps Both Click the link for details – several Nasa apps including, including NASA TV, details on missions, “Earth As Art”, photos, etc.
Notability Both Note-taking app – can include video, audio, pix, pdf, etc.
Nova Elements Both PBS Nova exploration of the periodic table.
Photon Both Web Browser for use with Flash site. Email tech to get a site whitelisted before trying to use it. NOTE: Have to click the Lightning Icon to crank up the Flash part of a website.
PhysicalSci Both Interactive glossary of physical science terms
Physics – Science I 1
Puzzling plates 1 Interactive exploration of Tectonic plates.
QR reader Both A QR code reader
QuakeFeed Both Curated earthquake news, maps – several choices for newsfeeds
Quakes Both Get notifications of quakes and access to seismographs from
Quick Graph Both Graphing Calculator
Scan Both A QR code scanner
Science360 Both NSF app – images and videos from all sorts of sources [legit].
Show of Hands Both realtime anonymous polling tool – looks like surveys are national in nature
Student Clicker Socrative Both Used with Teacher Clicker – Socrative [FREE]. You setup quizzes/surveys/etc, they answer them.
The Chemical Touch – Lite Both Interactive Periodic Table
Vernier Graphical Both Used with the Labquest hardware
Vernier Video Both Used with the Labquest hardware
Voice Record Pro 1 Audio recorder – can save file to Google Drive, or email.
Xperica Both View and interact with science experiments