- Built in Cameras (Front and Read) -- The original iPad uses a SD adaptor to move photos from a camera to the iPad. The iPad 2 saves the photos directly from the built in cameras.
- Ability to use mirroring when connected to a projecting device.
- Have fun with it, play with it, download lots of free apps. Become comfortable with it.
- Open the warranty box and make sure that you submit the warranty number that is included within the box.
- Set up the "Find My iPhone" app. This is very important because it will help in case your iPad gets misplaced. It allows you to send out a message, a beep, or erase the iPad. There is no charge for this service. Just follow the directions.
- You can do your email on the iPad, using the Mail App. If you use Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe, GMail, Yahoo, AOL, or other accounts, it can be easily set up in the settings section. You probably will not be able to set up your school email through the mail app.
You might also like to think about new ways to use the iPad in education. If so, check out:
I (Dave) would also like to share with you, some of my favorite apps that complement the study of climate change. Take a look at them in the App Store, on your iPad. Don't buy any yet, we will be able to do that for you, but if they are free try them out. Here is a list of the Apps:
iBooks (added 8 - 1- 11)
TWC Max+ (The Weather Channel)
Our Choice (CC Book by Al Gore)
Flipboard (Social Networking)
Early Edition (RSS Reader)
Pages (Word Processing)
Numbers (Similar to Excel)
Keynote (Similar to Powerpoint)
App Tracker (Great for App Bargain Hunting)
NFB (National Film Board of Canada)
Howcast (How to Videos -- Even on how to use the iPad)
EMD PTE (Periodic Table)
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