Monday, June 20, 2011

Unlock the Potential of Your iPad Keyboard

This is an excellent How-To-Video from Michael Steeber over at Cult of mac on getting the most from your iPad Keyboard. Make sure you check out their site. It is an excellent resource for all things mac.

Just like other iOS devices there are hidden functions in the keyboard. This video highlights where to find them and how best to make use of them in your daily workflow. One of the important aspects of the iPad is utilising the potential of the device. I often find that many of my students are the ones showing me how to do these keyboard shortcuts ( and I love to record these on our class Ning ) but occasionally I come across a group that struggles to work efficiently with their devices. This is a great little resource for them to access at home and work through to improve their keyboard skills.

Nobody is saying the iPad will replace the Laptop but surely the better we use the device the easier it is to get our students to maximise their learning. Work smarter, not harder. 

The iPad’s onscreen virtual keyboard is nice, it still doesn’t compare with a physical keyboard in usability. Fortunately, Apple includes some relatively hidden features which can greatly improve typing speed as well as usability on the iPad’s keyboard. In this video you’ll find out how to enable these features and use them to their full potential.

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