iPad Workflow

dropboxGetting Files Off the iPad


  • Create a student Dropbox account.
  • Login to the account on all iPads.
  • After logging in, Dropbox should prompt you to enable camera uploads. Do so.
  • If you have already bypassed the option to enable camera uploads, simply tap on the gear icon at the bottom left of the Dropbox window, and turn camera uploads on.
  • When you open the Dropbox app, images in your camera roll will be uploaded into your Dropbox account.




  • Create a student Copy account.
  • Login to the account on all iPads.
  • Create a folder on the iPad inside the Copy account by tapping on the plus sign on the bottom left.
  • Once the folder is created, tap on the folder, and then tap again on the plus sign. Choose Upload Photo/Video and navigate to the location where you would like to get photos or videos.


Google Drive


  • Login to Google Drive on the iPads.
  • Navigate to the folder to which you would like to upload.
  • Press the plus sign at the top right, and choose Upload Photos or Videos, and navigate to the images you want to upload.





Getting Files Onto the iPad


  • Open the Dropbox app on the iPad, and navigate to the folder containing the files you would like to download.2013-08-12 13.36.30
  • Tap on the download icon at the top right of the screen.
  • Choose the appropriate menu item from the drop down menu to place where you would like the file.


Google Drive

  • Open the file you would like to download.
  • Tap on the icon that looks like a rectangle with an arrow jumping out of it.
  • Choose the location where you’d like to download the file.


*Photos may also be stored on your Teacher Web or sites like Weebly for later retrieval.


Taking Digital Notes and Photo Annotation


  • Create a student account at Evernote.
  • Login to the account on the iPads.
  • You may create multiple notebooks, so students will have multiple places to take notes.





  • skitchSkitch is a tool (made by Evernote) that allows users to annotate a photo (users may add arrows, text, boxes, etc.)
  • The nice thing about Skitch is that saved files automatically synchronize with the Evernote account. Make sure you login to Skitch with your Evernote account to enable this feature.




Annotating PDFs

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  • Download a PDF from a site like Holt Graphic Organizers or from Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • Once the PDF is downloaded, options will appear at the top right of the PDF asking which app you’d like to use to open the PDF. If it does not appear, tap on the middle of the screen to make it appear.
  • You may save the PDF in a number of places, but one of the choices will be PDF-Notes Free.
  • If you choose this app, you will be able to annotate on top of the PDF and save to the camera roll or email it.


Uploading Videos to YouTubeyoutube

  •  The only thing you need to remember here is that if you can get a video into the camera roll on the iPad, you will be able to upload to your district YouTube account.
  • What you’ll need to do is navigate to the video you’d like to upload in the Photos app, and tap on the button next to the trashcan that looks like a rectangle with an arrow jumping out of it. Tap on that, and choose YouTube.
  • You will then need to login with your district Google account credentials.

Students Create a Whiteboard Lesson and Share Iteducreations

  • Create a student account at Educreations.com
  • Use the Educreations Interactive Whiteboard app to have students record themselves explaining something they have learned recently, such as a math concept.
  • Tell them to save the lesson by pressing Done, and choosing Save Lesson, giving the lesson a title, and choosing Private, Public, My Students, or My School. Realize that the privacy setting you choose will allow or restrict access to the video.
  • If you choose the Public setting, you will be able to embed the video on Teacher Web or other web sites.


Transferring Files from One iPad to Anotherchirp

  • Open Chirp, and tap on the plus sign on the bottom of the screen (make sure the other iPad that will receive the file also has Chirp open).
  • Tap on the choice you would like to make regarding the file you’re sending. You will either send a file from the camera roll or you will take a picture.
  • Once the picture is taken or you have selected the photo from the camera roll, tap on the little symbol at the bottom of the picture.
  • If the other iPad has Chirp open, the file should transfer.


Sharing a Google Earth Tour with an iPad User

  • Create a Google Earth Tour on a laptop or a desktop. Instructions for doing so can be found here.
  • Save the tour as a KMZ file.
  • Login to your district Google account.
  • Go to the Maps section of your Google account and click on My Places.
  • Click on Create Map.
  • Click on the Import link next to the Done button.
  • Upload the KMZ file.



Take a look at the succession of screen shots below to learn how to access the tour: