Keyboard Shortcut

I can create a keyboard shortcut.

“I use my iPad as a tool.”

Are you tired of rewriting your username?  Then go to “Settings”, then go to “General”, and then “Keyboards”. Look for “Shortcuts”, and click “Add New Shortcut”. Click “Phrase” and type in your real username and in “Shortcut” do a little part of the username or something you can remember.  Now, when you type that shortcut, it will be replaced with the phrase that you entered.  Make sure to make your shortcut unique so that it doesn’t autocorrect you when you are typing common words.


Your iPad can be a Book!

I can use my iPad as an independent reading book. 

“I use my iPad as an independent reading book.”

If you have an Amazon Kindle account or a Nook account you can easily get your books on your iPad. Just open the Kindle app or the Nook app and sign in with your account. From there you can sync your books. Just make sure you have parent permission!


*You can also use Subtext as a reading book by downloading any free books that are within the app.  They also have a special feature that allows you to download public library books!

Option for an iPad Assignment Notebook

I can use my iPad as an assignment notebook.

“I use my iPad as an assignment notebook.”

Would you like to us your iPad as an assignment notebook? If yes, continue reading. If no, there is no need to continue.  Go to the “Reminders” app. It looks like a lined paper with colored circles on the side. On the left bottom corner, there is an “add list” button.  Press the button and name it “Assignment notebook,” then you may choose a color.  You can click on the lines on the lined paper, and you can type in a homework assignment.  Click the circled “i” and it is a good idea to put “!”, “!!”, or “!!!” next to it. If you click “remind me on a day,” you can change it to daily so it will remind you every day. To stop it when you’ve finished that homework, either delete it or press the colored circle to fill it in, meaning it has been done.


A Better Notebook

 I can use my iPad as a notebook.

“I use my iPad as a digital notebook!”

What if… you forget your math notebook? Well, you can use Notability! If you are inside a new page in Notability, you can hit the wrench icon in the top right hand corner and choose paper. On the right hand side you can choose a type of grid paper as your background to use or even lines. This is very useful for taking notes or doing a math problem. You could even do your homework on it! Just get permission from your teacher.


Power Low

I can get a little more power on my iPad when it is almost out of power.

“I use my iPad as a tool.”

When you are almost out of power on your iPad, shut your iPad off by holding the power button on the top right corner. Then you will wait for a little bit and turn it back on by holding the top right power button. When you turn it back on it seems to have a little more power.