How to do Voiceovers in iMovie

I can put voiceovers in my iMovie project on an iPad.

“I use my iPad as an efficient way to get educational help.”

FIrst, open the iMovie app. Then, open up whatever project you are working on. Next, tap the little microphone icon near the lower-right of the screen. Now you are ready to record your voice!

-P. Kamajian

How to Fix Hopscotch!!!!!

I can get the updated Hopscotch to work.
“I use my iPad as a coding device.”
When your iPad gets updated, Hopscotch might not work. It may turn sideways and say “updating application”.  It will never complete, so you can follow these steps to fix it:
1. Download a shared project from mail. Tap the icon that says (projectname).hopscotch and hit ‘Hopscotch’.
2. Let it download sideways, and it will tell you what’s new. Press done.
3. Press the back arrow in the upper left corner. On the bottom of the screen, choose ‘community’.
View of Hopscotch after update
4. Choose a project you are interested in and press ▶️ (Play).
View of Hopscotch after update
5. Your Hopscotch screen should have changed back to normal, and you can press X in  the upper right hand corner. Choose ‘Projects’ Tab to go back to your own projects.
View of Hopscotch after update
-C. Deck

Record a Sound with QuickVoice!

I can record my instrument using my iPad.

“I use my iPad as a recording device.”

I needed to record my trumpet for band, so I searched my iPad for a recording app and I found QuickVoice. It is a great recording app and I was able to record my trumpet in high quality sound!  You can email the sound file as a sound or even an iPhone ringtone!  Without this useful recording app, I wouldn’t be able to record my trumpet for band. You can use it, too!

QuickVoice app view


-C. Deck


I can have fun learning on my iPad.

“I can use my iPad as a game creator.”

What I like to use Hopscotch for is making fun games and even review games for what I’m learning in class.  You can always make something new on this app even if you think you’ve done it all. This app has so many different concepts to use. One thing that is fun about this app is that once you’ve created your project, you can try it out and play it.  This app is very fun.

-W. Uhlemann

*Check out the Hopscotch tutorial under the “Student Tutorials” tab!

Orienteering Tip

I can fix my iPad when the orientation is opposite and the screen won’t rotate when I rotate the device. 

“I use my iPad as a tool.”

If your iPad screen is upside down and it won’t change when you try to turn your device the opposite way:

1. Go to settings

2. Go to general>accessibility

3. Turn assistive touch on

4. A black box with a white middle circle on the border now appears

5. Click on the box

6. Click device

7. Click rotate screen

8. Click the direction you want your iPad to face.

If it gets stuck again, just do this again.

-T. Kesling

Cool Presentations!

I can understand the differences between the North and South during the Antebellum U.S.

“I use my iPad as a tool to share with others.”

In Social Studies we had to choose a project to do to comparison of the North and the South during the Antebellum U.S. and I chose to make a travel brochure in Keynote. By using Keynote I was able to make it look cool by having transitions between the slides and having the ability to insert pictures. In the app you can also change the style of the text (make it have bullet points, be bold, have italics, etc…) and choose a theme.


Travel Brochure in Keynote

-K. Stack

If Your Apps Freeze…

I can restart an app.

“I use my iPad as a learning device.”

If your apps freeze, this tip should sometimes work for you. If it does not, it is usually a problem with the app. When an app freezes up, you should double click the home button and swipe up on the app. This will refresh the app most of the time.


Studying on your iPad

I can use my iPad as a studying device.

“I use my iPad as a studying device.”

Do you ever forget your flashcards at school or forget to bring something that you need to study home? If you do, then you can follow these easy steps before you go home and it only takes a few minutes (depending on how much you have to study!). Go onto your home screen and find the app iCardSort. Open it up and a smiley face should pop up and it should be made out of cards. You don’t need to do anything with that, it tells you how to do things a little bit. On the side on the top left hand corner, there should be a thing that says “Decks”. Click on that and then click on the plus sign in the top left hand corner. Once you do that, name your deck. After you name your deck, double click the screen and it creates a card and allows you to edit the text. Just like you did with the name of the deck, write what you want it to say and then add any notes you want (like the answer). When you are done, click the wood background and that screen should go down. If you want to edit it again or view the answer, double click the card. Keep doing that to make the flashcards you need to study!

-W. Uhleman

Great Note Taking

I can use Notability successfully.

“I use my iPad as a note taker.”

Notability is a great note taker for really any subject you are in. It is easy to organize in this app because you can basically do anything (add pics, audio, text, folders). Also, if you don’t like typing everything you do, there is also an option in Notability were you can write everything you do with your finger.

-L. Smith