A Parent's Guide to the iPad: Make Learning Fun for Your Child

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A Parent's Guide to the iPad is written for parents (and grandparents) to guide them to buying the right iPad and iPad apps for their children. Areas covered include how an iPad may be used for learning and for fun, its benefits and drawbacks, key apps for different age groups, and instructions on parental control.

An indispensable guide for today's parents!

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Overview

A Parent's Guide to the iPad is written for parents (and grandparents) to guide them to buying the right iPad and iPad apps for their children. Areas covered include how an iPad may be used for learning and for fun, its benefits and drawbacks, key apps for different age groups, and instructions on parental control.

An indispensable guide for today's parents!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840784497
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.

Nick is an established In Easy Steps author with several successful guides to his credit.

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Table of Contents

1 Your Child Needs an iPad 7

The iPad Revolution 8

A Perfect Match 9

Using an iPad 10

Using an iPad Together 13

An Education Tool 14

An Entertainment Tool 16

A Window to the World 18

Communicating with an iPad 19

Obtaining an Apple ID 21

Security Overview 22

2 Getting to Know the iPad 23

Around the iPad 24

Specifications 25

Setting Up 26

First View 30

Home Button 31

Screen Orientation 32

Items on the Dock 34

System Settings 35

iOS 5 37

The iPad Keyboard 39

Multi-Touch Gestures 41

iPad Smart Cover 44

Accessories 46

3 iPad Security 47

Areas of Concern 48

Physical Security 49

Finding Your iPad 50

Locking Your iPad 52

Viruses 53

Online Security 54

Social Networking Safety 56

Safer Browsing 57

Restrictions 58

Allowing Apps 60

Allowing Changes 61

Allowing Content 62

4 Apps and the App Story 65

Introducing the App Store 66

Viewing Apps 67

Downloading Apps 68

Categories of Apps 69

Finding Apps 70

Organizing Apps 73

Updating Apps 75

Deleting Apps 76

5 Educational Apps 77

Using Educational Apps 78

Working with Your Child 79

Following School Curricula 80

About Pre-School Apps 82

Pre-School Apps 84

Mathematics Apps 90

English Apps 94

Science Apps 96

History Apps 98

Geography Apps 100

Language Apps 103

Some More to Try 104

6 iPad for Productivity 107

Productivity on the iPad 108

Saving Your Work 109

Printing Your Work 111

Pages 112

Keynote 119

Numbers 126

iBooks 132

Newsstand 136

iTunes U 138

Keeping Organized 140

Calendars 144

Address Books 145

Flashcards 146

7 Photos and Videos 149

Capturing Photos 150

Viewing Photos 151

Creating Slideshows 152

Creating Albums 153

Editing Photos 155

Sharing Photos 156

Creative Photo Effects 157

Capturing Video 158

Editing Video 159

Working with Video Projects 163

Watching Videos 165

8 Music, Games and More 169

Using iTunes 170

Playing Music 171

Creating Music 173

Playing Games 178

Games Center 179

App Store Games 183

Drawing and Painting Apps 185

9 Communicating 187

Getting Connected 188

Using Safari 189

Email on the iPad 192

iMessage 196

Social Networking 198

Using FaceTime 201

10 Sharing with the iPad 203

Using iCloud 204

Backing up with iCloud 206

iWork 207

Sharing with iTunes 208

Index 211

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