1. Switching Between Accounts on Shared iPads
The solution is passcodes. When Student A logs in to the Google Drive, Docs, Slides or Sheets app on the iPad, get them to add a 4-digit passcode in the app Settings. This protects their account from unauthorized access on that device. When Student B wants to use the same Google app on that iPad, they add their account and also choose a passcode. From this point onward, when you launch the app all students need to do is choose the account they want to log in to, and then enter their 4-digit passcode!
Now, I know what you are thinking. What if students forget their passcode? Easy. Simply go to the app Settings, tap Manage Accounts, then Manage, and remove the account that the student forgot the passcode for. The student can then sign in again and choose a new passcode. This is not a perfect system, but with practice, it can be pretty efficient because it does solve some of those login issues you typically get with shared iPads.
2. Working Offline
3. Save Websites to Drive as Annotated PDFs
In iOS 11, all you need to do is navigate to the web page you want to save, tap the Share button, and then tap the Create PDF button from the bottom row of icons. This quickly converts the website to a PDF and opens it in a new window. All you have to do now is tap the Share arrow again, and choose Drive. From here you can pick a folder to store your newly created PDF.
In iOS 10 (and earlier), navigate to the web page you want to save, tap the Share button, and then tap the Print button. Next, pinch outwards with two fingers on one of the print preview thumbnails. This quickly converts the website to a PDF and opens it in a new window. All you have to do now is tap the Share arrow again, and choose Drive. From here you can pick a folder to store your newly created PDF.
If you want to take some notes or add highlights to the text, be sure to tap the pen icon to open the annotation tools before you save to Drive. This reveals a selection of pen tools, shapes, and text objects that you can use to annotate your PDF. This can be useful for reminding you why you saved a particular article or to call out sections that you want to use in your research.
4. Present LIVE on the Web with Google Slides for iPad
You can turn on your microphone as required and toggle between your slides and a webcam view by tapping the camera icon once you are live. This is one of the simplest ways to start a live broadcast with others because they can see your presentation in a web browser and they don't need an account or other software in order to join the learning! Note that this is a one-way communication. Your audience can't talk to you or ask questions, but it could be a good accessibility option for students who need that accommodation.
5. Create Stylish Graphics with Snapseed
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Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA