• iPad Overview

    Here a brief overview of the iPad device itself. You can see that there are many hardware features to the device that can be utilized in many way for educational purposes!
  • Mulit-Touch

    Every iPad is equipped with a Multi-Touch screen. This means that using your finger, or a stylus of some sort, you can not only interact with the content on the screen, but the technology is advanced enough to understand the instructions it receives when the screen is being touched in multiple places at once. A few simple gestures—tap, drag, swipe, and pinch—are all you need to use iPad and its apps.
  • Sleep/Wake Button

    You can lock iPad and put it to sleep when you’re not using it. When iPad is locked, nothing happens if you touch the screen, but music continues playing and you can use the volume buttons.
    To Lock iPad: Press the Sleep/Wake button.
    To Unlock iPad: Press the Home button or the Sleep/Wake button, then drag the slider that appears onscreen.
    To Turn iPad on: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
    To Turn iPad off: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the slider appears
    onscreen, then drag the slider.
    If you don’t touch the screen for two minutes, iPad locks itself. You can change how long iPad waits to lock itself, or set a passcode to unlock iPad.
    To set the auto-lock time: Go to Settings > General > Auto-Lock.
    To set a passcode: Go to Settings > Passcode.
    An iPad Smart Cover or iPad Smart Case, sold separately, can lock or unlock iPad for you (iPad 2 or later).
    To set your iPad Smart Cover or iPad Smart Case to lock and unlock iPad: Go to Settings > General, then turn on Lock/Unlock.
  • Home Button

    The Home button takes you back to the Home screen at any time. It also provides other convenient shortcuts.
    To go to the Home screen: Press the Home button.
    On the Home screen, tap an app to open it.
    To see apps you’ve opened: Double-click the Home button when iPad is unlocked, then swipe left or right.
    To Use Siri (iPad 3rd generation or later): Press and hold the Home button.
  • Control Center

    Control Center gives you instant access to the camera, AirDrop, AirPlay, timer, audio playback controls, and other handy features. You can adjust the brightness, lock the screen orientation, turn wireless services on or off, and turn on AirDrop to exchange photos and other items with nearby iOS 7 devices that support AirDrop.
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    Open Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen (even the Lock screen).
    Open the currently playing audio app. Tap the song title.
    Close Control Center. Swipe down, tap the top of the screen, or press the Home button.
    Turn off access to Control Center in apps or on the Lock screen. Go to Settings > Control Center.
  • Alerts and Notification Center

    Alerts let you know about important events. They can appear briefly at the top of the screen, or remain in the center of the screen until you acknowledge them. Some apps may include a badge on their Home screen icon, to let you know how many new items await—for example, the number of new email messages. If there’s a problem—such as a message that couldn’t be sent—an exclamation mark appears on the badge. On a folder, a numbered badge indicates the total number of notifications for all the apps inside.
    Alerts can also appear on the Lock screen.
    Respond to an alert when iPad is locked. Swipe the alert from left to right.
    Silence your alerts. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
    Set sounds. Go to Settings > Sounds.
    Notification Center 
    Notification Center collects your notifications in one place, so you can review them whenever you’re ready. Review all your alerts, or just the ones you missed. Or tap the Today tab for a summary of the day’s events—such as the weather forecast, appointments, birthdays, stock quotes, and even a quick summary of what’s coming up tomorrow.
    Open Notification Center. Swipe down from the top edge of the screen.
    Set notification options. Go to Settings > Notification Center. Tap an app to set its notification options. You can also tap Edit to arrange the order of app notifications. Touch and drag it to a new position.
    Close Notification Center. Swipe up, or press the Home button.