Tips and Tools

Short teacher videos from Santa Ana (CA) School district of students with special needs using iPods & iPads in the classroom



Tip for Access

 If you work with a student who inadvertently activates apps or the screen while dragging their hand or fingers across the screen try this tip.....use a cotton glove with the finger tip(s) cut off for only the student's "active finger". The student's hand or other fingers should not activate the device as it is designed to work with skin contact.



How to convert a text file to an audio file to play in iTunes (and your iPad or iTouch).



How to convert an e-book to a "movie" to play on the device to show "text to speech"

You need ReadPlease, Any Video Converter, iTunes and CamStudio. All are free.

Here is the process - Open ReadPlease; Open digital/eBook; Open CamStudio; Select Regions in CamStudio and click on Region. Click on the Record button in ReadPlease. While ReadPlease is reading, CamStudio is recording.  Save the video file on the desktop. Open Any Video Converter and covert the .avi that CamStudio makes to MP4 that the iPod/iPad needs. Then drag the converted video file to the movies section of iTunes and Sync the iPod/iPad. Then the eBook movie can be seen anytime and anywhere.


Putting Books on the iPad


Do you want to lock your device so students can't delete apps?


Backing up the Apps and other media on your device




ManualsMacworld iPad@Work.pdf

     iPad The Essential Handbook (2010).pdf.pdf