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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-302511-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-302511-8

Step-by-step instructions and corresponding step number callouts on photos show you exactly what to do
Help when you run into problems or limitations of your iPad or its apps and you need to figure out what to do
Tips and Notes to help you get the most out of your iPad and its apps Costello

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through learning how to use your iPad for home, school, and just for fun!

Learn how to:

  • Safely surf the Internet on the iPad to do research for school and find interesting facts.
  • Use email, texting, and chatting apps to stay in touch with friends, family, and teachers.
  • Have fun (or do group projects for school) using FaceTime and Skype video chatting.
  • Use the iPad in school and for homework. Four chapters of suggestions for grade-specific apps (4th through 7th grade) to help you excel in the classroom.
  • Use the built-in Music app so you can rock out to your favorite tunes.
  • Watch movies and TV shows from iTunes and videos on YouTube (only when homework is done, of course).
  • Use iPad’s built-in cameras to take photos and video of you and your friends. Use the Photo Booth app to make them even more interesting (or a little crazy!).
  • Set new high scores playing the tens of thousands of great games available at the App Store.
  • Discover great apps for school or just for fun through recommendations in nearly every chapter.
  • Parents can feel more secure thanks to special tips that help kids use the Internet safely and responsibly.
  • Become your own tech support team by learning to maintain and solve problems with your iPad, including tips on restarting, backing up, and cleaning the iPad.
  • Includes coverage of the latest iPad technologies, including iOS 5.1 and 4G LTE.

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Table of Contents

1 Please Touch: How the iPad Works     3

The On/Off/Sleep/Wake Button     4

  Turning an iPad On and Off     4

  Naptime for the iPad: Putting It to Sleep     4

Understanding the Buttons and Ports     5

  Side Switch for Screen Lock or Mute     7

  Changing How the Side Switch Works     7

Controlling by Touch     8

Using the Home Screen     9

2 Getting Started: Set Up and Sync Your iPad     13

Setting Up and Syncing Your iPad     14

  Setting Up the iPad     15

  Creating an Apple ID on the iPad     19

  Syncing with iTunes     21

Getting Music, Apps, and More at the iTunes Store     34

  Downloading Using the iTunes App     35

  Downloading Using the App Store App     37

iTunes Allowance: What It Is and Why Your Parents Should Give You One     40

  Setting Up an iTunes Allowance     40

  Lost and Found: Find My iPad     41

  Setting Up Find My iPad     42

Spotlight Search     43

  Using Spotlight     43

3 It’s All Yours! Customizing Your iPad     45

Changing the Wallpaper and Lock Screen     45

  Setting Your Wallpaper and Lock Screen     46

  Putting Pictures on Your iPad     47

  Saving Pictures from the Internet     48

Arranging Your Apps and Making Folders     48

  Arranging Apps     49

  Moving Apps to New Screens     50

  Making Folders     51

  Editing and Deleting Folders     51

  Adding Extra Apps to Your Dock     52

Customizing Your iPad’s Sounds     53

  Choosing Your Sounds     53

Screen Brightness     54

  Changing Screen Brightness     55

4 Surf’s Up! Using the Internet.     57

The Two Kinds of iPads     57

  Wi-Fi iPads     58

  Finding and Using Wi-Fi Networks     59 

  Wi-Fi + 4G iPads     60

Let’s Go on Safari: Using the iPad Web Browser     61

  Zooming In and Out     62

  Opening a Link in a New Tab     63

  Emailing a Web Page     64

  Printing a Web Page     65

  Making Bookmarks     66

Why Some Sites and Videos Don’t Work     66

Be Safe: On the Internet     67

Awesome Apps     68

5 Talk to Me: Texting, Chatting, and Email     71

Using Contacts     72

  Adding People to Your Contacts     73

  Add Photos to Contacts     75

  Editing Contacts     76

  Deleting a Contact     77

  Awesome Apps     78

Using Messages     79

  Sending Messages Using Messages     80

  Undelivered Messages     81

  Managing Multiple Messages Conversations     81

  Deleting Messages     82

  Deleting a Conversation     83

Finding Great Texting Apps     83

Awesome Chat and Instant Messaging Apps     84

Talk to Friends with Social Media     85

Email     86

  Setting Up Your First Email Account on Your iPad     87 

  Writing and Sending Email     89

  Reading, Saving, and Deleting Email     91

  Deleting Email     92

  Moving Email     92

Be Safe: Texting, Chatting, and Emailing     93

6 Get Ready for Your Close Up! It’s FaceTime!     95

Setting Up FaceTime     95

  Making FaceTime Calls     96 

  Who You Can Call and Who You Can’t     97

  Answering FaceTime Calls     97

Skype: FaceTime for People Without FaceTime     98

  Adding Friends in Skype     98

  Making Video Calls Using Skype     99

Be Safe: On FaceTime and Skype     101

7 Using Your iPad for School     103

  Writing and Printing on the iPad     103

  Which Keyboards You Can Use     104

  Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard to Your iPad     105

  Using the Onscreen Keyboard     106

  Entering Numbers or Symbols     106

  Entering Accent Marks and Alternate Symbols     107

  Enabling the Caps Lock     107

  Copying and Pasting Text     108

  Syncing Documents to Your iPad with iTunes     110

  AirPrint and Compatible Printers     111

  How to Print     111

Writing Apps: Notes     111

  Creating a New Note     112

  Printing and Deleting Notes     112

  Viewing the Notes List     113

Writing Apps: Pages     113

  Creating a Basic Document     114

  Formatting a Document     115

  Advanced Formatting Options     115

  Adding Headers and Footers     116

  Adding Images to a Document     117

  Formatting Images and Shapes     118

  Formatting Tables     118

  Naming a Document     119

  Printing a Document     119

  Emailing a Document     121

  Deleting Documents     122

  Awesome Apps     122

Using the Internet for Homework     124

  How to Do Research Online     124

  Choosing Good Sources     124

  Using Research in Your Papers     126

8 Get Organized with Calendar and Reminders     129

Using Calendar     129

  Adding Events     130

  Creating Alerts     131

  Deleting Events     132

  Using Multiple Calendars     133

  Deleting a Calendar     135

Using Reminders     135

  Creating Reminders     136

  More Reminder Options     136

  Deleting Reminders     138

  Creating To-Do Lists     138

  Awesome Apps     139

9 E-books and iBooks     141

Where to Find and Buy E-books     142

  Buying E-books at the iBookstore     144

  Deleting Books     145

  Reading Your iBook     146

  Searching in iBooks     148

  Making Bookmarks     149

  Highlighting Text     150

  Adding Notes to iBooks     151

Getting E-books from Amazon and Barnes & Noble     152

  Buying an E-book at Amazon     152

  Buying an E-book at Barnes & Noble     154

Getting E-books from the Library     155

  Finding Your Library with OverDrive     156

  Checking Out a Book with OverDrive     157

Awesome Apps     158

Getting Magazines and Newspapers with Newsstand     159

  Buying at Newsstand     159

  Buying Individual Issues or Subscriptions     160

  Reading Magazines and Newspapers     160

  Deleting Magazines and Newspapers from Newsstand     161

Awesome Apps     162

 10 Using Your iPad in Fourth Grade     165

English/Language Arts     166

  Show Off That Fancy Vocabulary with Boggle     166

  Perfect Your Handwriting with Cursive Practice     166

  Make Grammar Fun with Grammar Games     167 

  Write Better Sentences with SentenceBuilder for iPad     167

  Improve Your Spelling with Simplex Spelling Phonics 1     167

  Master New Words with Dictionary.com     168

  Looking Up Definitions with Dictionary.com      168

  Discovering Synonyms and Antonyms Using the Thesaurus     169

Math     170

  Your Smarts Get Rewarded in MathGirl Addition House     170

  Kung Fu Learning! Math Ninja HD     170

  Save a Falling Star Using Motion Math HD     171

  Build Spaceships by Solving Problems in Rocket Math     171

  Solve Equations in Many Ways with Math Mago     171

  Testing Your Math Skills with Math Mago     172

Science     173

  Travel to Other Planets Using Britannica Kids: Solar System     173

  Learning Gets Your Hands Dirty in Kid Science: Gross Science     173

  Discover the History of the Stars with Solar Walk     174

  Investigate the Solar System Using Solar Walk     174 

  Watch Videos About Space     175

History/Social Studies     175

  History in the Right Order:American History Time Line     175

  A Roadtrip, 1800s Style: The Oregon Trail     176

  Fit the Country Together in Stack the States     176

  Learn the Lay of the Land with U.S.Geography by Discovery Education     177

  Meet Each Region in U.S.Geography by Discovery Education     177

Music     179

  Play or Create Your Own Songs with DoReMi 1-2-3     179

  Get Funky in Easy Beats 2 Pro Drum Machine     179

  Tickle the Ivories with Learn Piano HD     180

  Start Reading Sheet Music in Treble Clef Kids     180

Art     180

  Finger Paint on Your iPad with Doodle Buddy for iPad     181

  Create Fun Scenes with Kid Art for iPad     181

  Draw and Color Your Favorite Animals in iLuv Drawing Animals      181

  Draw a Cat with iLuv Drawing Animals     182

Foreign Language     184

  Feed Your Brain with MindSnacks Apps     184

  Learn Basic Vocabulary     185

11 Using Your iPad in Fifth Grade     187

English/Language Arts     187

  Build a Bigger Vocabulary with 5th Grade Vocabulary Prep     188

  Object Meets Action in GrammarPrep: Subjects and Verbs     188

  Smooth Out Your Sentences with GrammarPrep: Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices     188

  Write Your Own Book with Storybuddy 2     189

  Verbs and Vocab: iTooch ENGLISH Grade 5     189

  Test Your Grammar Skills     190

Math     191

  Prepare for Standardized Tests with 5th Grade Math Testing Prep     191

  Learning Games in Epic Math HD     191

  A Whole New Kind of Math: Fractions App by Tap to Learn     192

  Geometry, Graphs, and Game Center: iTooch MATH Grade 5     192

  Solve Equations Under the Sea with Lobster Diver HD     193

  Show Your Work on the Virtual Chalkboard in MathBoard     193

  Customizing Your Questions     194

  Testing Your Skills with MathBoard     195

Science     196

  Discover the Secrets of DNA in Cell and Cell Structure     196

  Find Out How Lasers Work in Bobo Explores Light     196

  Learn About Lightning     197

History/Social Studies     198

  Relive the War with The Civil War Today     198

  See How the Country Developed with History: Maps of the United States     199

  LineTime:World History Timeline HD     199

  Meet Our Leaders in American Presidents for iPad     200

  Meeting a President     200

Music      201

  Fine-Tune Your Ear for Music with EarMan HD     201

  Make Beautiful Music Without a Piano in Magic Piano HD     202

  Drag and Drop Composing: PatternMusic MXXIV     202

  Start Your Path to Superstardom with Rock Prodigy: Guitar     203

  Playing Your First Tune     204

Art     204

  Your Art Comes Alive in DoInk Animation & Drawing     204

  Discover an Important Artist by Visiting Frida’s World     205

  Draw Your Favorite Characters with Manga Art Academy HD     .205

  Create More Than Art Using Sketches 2     206

  How to Make Origami     206

Foreign Language     206

  Living Language–French for iPad and Spanish for iPad     206

  Ana Lomba’s French/Spanish for Kids: The Red Hen     207

  Reading the Red Hen in French     207

12 Using Your iPad in Sixth Grade     209

English/Language Arts     209

  Augment Your Terminology Using 6th Grade Vocabulary Prep     210

  Cite Your Sources with EasyBib for iPad     210

  Meet a Small Mark with a Big Role in GrammarPrep: Using Commas     211

  Train Your Fingers in TapTyping     211

  Sink Language Errors with Zombie Grammar Force     212

  Reviewing Parts of Speech     212

Math     213

  Prepare for Your State Tests Using 6th Grade Math Testing Prep     213

  Real-Life Math:Math Snacks HD     213

  Find the Math in Stories with Math Word Problems Grade 6     214

  Do Better Math in Your Head in Mathemagics     214

  Solve Problems with Logic Using MathLands     214

Science     215

  Get Close Without Getting Burned: 3D Sun     215

  Learn About Walking on the Moon from Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration HD     216

  Discover the Stars Right Above You in Distant Suns 3     216

  Shake Things Up with iQuakeMini     216

  Find Where the Nearest Volcano Is in Britannica Kids: Volcanoes     217

  Discovering Individual Volcanoes     217

History/Social Studies     218

  From Gladiators to Emperors in Britannica Kids: Ancient Rome     218

  Track Thousands of Years with Chinese History Timeline     219

  Discover the Foundation of Our Country in Constitution and Federalist Papers     219

  America’s Founding Document:Declaration for iPad     220

  Thrilling Tales in the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome–AudioBook     220

  Find Fun in the Past with World History Games     221

  Much More Than Mummies–Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt     221

Music     222

  Learn at Your Speed with Amazing Slow Downer Lite     222

  Make Music and Podcasts in GarageBand     223

  Improve Your Playing with Pianist Pro     223

  Play the Classics in Virtual Sheet Music     223

  Downloading and Playing Sheet Music     224

Art     226

  Step Up to the Art Table in Drawing Pad     226

  Create Dazzling Designs with Meritum Paint Pro     226

  Professional-Level Art Tools Using SketchBook Pro for iPad     227

Foreign Language     228

  Spanish/French in a Month HD     228

  Learning Basic Vocabulary     229

13 Using Your iPad in Seventh Grade     231

English/Language Arts     232

  Level Up Your English Skills in Grammar Up     232

  Understand How Stories Work Using Literary Analysis Guide     232

  Organize Your Thoughts with Outliner for iPad     233

  Crossword-Style Competition: Scrabble     233

  Take Better Notes with Evernote     234

  Taking Notes with Evernote     235

Math     237

  From Algebra to Statistics: 7th Grade Math Testing Prep     237

  Find Out When You’ll Use This Stuff with Elevated Math     237

  Monkey Math:Middle School Math Pro 7th Grade     238

  Multitouch Math: Algebra Touch     238

  Learn Order of Operations     239

Science     240

  See Cells How Scientists Do in 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool     240

  Go from Egg to Adult in A Life Cycle App     240

  Get Under Your Skin Using Powers of Minus Ten– Cells and Genetics     241

  Meet the Beautiful Building Blocks of Life in The Elements: A Visual Exploration     241

History/Social Studies     242

  Discover Mexico’s Ancient Rulers in Britannica Kids: Aztec Empire     242

  Discover the Power of Reason in the Enlightenment 101: The TextVook     243

  Sail Uncharted Seas in European Exploration: The Age of Discovery     243

  Encounter the Lost Maya Civilization     244

  Experience Europe’s Rebirth in Renaissance History 101: The Animated TextVook     244

  Tour the Globe Using The World by National Geographic     244

Music     245

  Learn Songs at Your Speed with Capo     245

  Become the Life of the Party Using djay     245

  Compose Electronic Masterpieces Using Looptastic HD     246

  A Comprehensive Tune-Up: Guitar Toolkit     246

  Tune Your Guitar Using Guitar Toolkit     247

Art     247

  Get Painting Using ArtStudio for iPad     248

  A Bucket of Paintbrushes in One App: Brushes     248

  Meet the Masters in Monet HD and Other Apps     248

  Discovering Monet’s Water Lilies     249

Foreign Language     250

  Veni,Vidi,Vici: Latin Phrases     250

  Living Language Apps     251

  Learn up to 30 Languages with Language Coach     251

14 Rock Out:Music on the iPad     253

Getting Music for Your iPad     253

  Ripping CDs     254

  iTunes and Other Online Music Stores     255

  Apps     256

Using the Music App     257

  Playing Music     257

  Music App Options and Controls     258

Making and Using Playlists     260

  Making a Playlist     260

  Deleting a Playlist     262

Listen Carefully: Protecting Your Hearing     262

Awesome Apps     263

15 Lights, Camera,Action: Videos and Photos     265

Watching Videos from YouTube or iTunes     265

  Finding Videos at YouTube     266 

  Watching Videos at YouTube     267

  Movies from iTunes     268

  Buying or Renting Movies     269

  Buying TV Shows from iTunes     270 

  Watching the Movies and TV Shows You Got from iTunes     272

Using the iPad’s Cameras and Apps     273

  Taking Photos     273

  Zooming In for Photos     274

  Focusing the iPad’s Cameras     275

  Recording Video     276

  Using Photo Booth     277

  Deleting Photo Booth Photos     278

Using the Photos App     278

  Viewing Your Photos     279 

  Watching Your Videos     280

  Deleting Photos     281 

  Working with Photo Albums     282

  Creating a New Album     282

  Moving Photos to Photo Albums     284

  Deleting Photo Albums     285

Sharing Pictures and Video     286

  Sharing by Email     286

  Sharing with Messages     287

Be Safe:With Photos and Videos     288

Awesome Apps     289

  For Photography     289

  For Making Videos     290

  For Watching Videos     290

16 It’s Play Time: Gaming on the iPad     293

Getting Games     294

  Downloading Games at the App Store     295

Using Game Center     297

  Adding an Existing Photo to Your Game Center Account     298

  Connecting with Friends     300

  Checking Your Scores and Achievements     301

  Challenging People to Games     302

Be Safe: On Game Center     303

Awesome Apps     303

17 Fixing Problems Yourself     307

Restarting a Frozen iPad     308

  Restarting Your iPad     308

  Hard Resetting Your iPad     308

Make Your Battery Last Longer     309

Finding a Lost iPad     312

  Using Find My iPad     313

What to Do If Your iPad Gets Wet     315

Backing Up Your iPad     316

  Backup Using iCloud     317

  Backup by Syncing     318

  Restoring Your Data from Backup     319

  Restoring from iCloud     319

  Restoring from iTunes     321

Redownloading from iCloud     322

  How to Redownload Purchases     322

18 Taking Care of Your iPad     325

Keeping Your iPad Safe     326

  Setting a Passcode Lock     327

  Passcode Options     328

Caring for Your iPad     329

  Keep It Away from Water and Food     329

  Don’t Drop It     329

  Cases and Screen Protectors     330 

  What to Use–and Not Use–for Cleaning     331

Index     333

Online Extras

Visit www.informit.com/title/9780789749512 where you’ll find all sorts of additional content we weren’t able to squeeze into this book, including content on everything from building slideshows in the Photos app to a slew of other handy educational apps you can download to help you with coursework!


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