My iPad for Kids [NOOK Book]

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133025125
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/18/2012
  • Series: My...
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 823,230
  • File size: 111 MB
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Meet the Author

Sam Costello is a writer and web marketer living in Providence, Rhode Island. He has written about technology,movies, books, comics, food, and more for magazines and websites large and small, including PC World, CNN.com, Rue Morgue, Cape Cod Magazine, and InfoWorld. His writing has been published on five continents.

Sam has been the About.com Guide to iPhone and iPod since 2007. At that site—ipod.about.com—he writes reviews, how-to’s, and tech support articles about the iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and other Apple technologies.

In addition to nonfiction writing, he also writes comics and short stories.

By day, Sam is a technology manager at the Boston office of Digitas, a leading digital marketing agency.

Sam lives with his girlfriend Jenn and their two cats, Oni and Clarence. He holds a Media Studies degree from Ithaca College.

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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 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    BoningSL

    Domt get it didi not get it ever







    Ipipitip ssrry that was my cat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    I agree

    You spelled apps wrong , but I agree because kids are attracted to the i pad for some stupid reason.I think their attracted because they love to watch games.

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    Posted December 6, 2012

    Cool.

    Looks good

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  • Posted October 2, 2012

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    Helping Kinds Make the most out of iPad

    iPad is a great device, and has probably revolutionized the consumer computing. However, no matter how great of a toy iPad was for adults, it pales in comparison to how much kids of al ages are drawn to it. There never was a consumer device that kids instantly and universally embrace like this one. It’s a tribute to the simplicity and the intuitiveness of its design. However, even such a device could use some modifications and adjustments that could make it even more kid friendly. And that is the premise of “My iPad for Kids” – it will help parents make the most out of the kid-friendly content and programs that are specifically designed for iPad.

    The book covers several general topics on iPad setup, customization, syncing accessing the Internet, etc. Naturally, it covers the gaming, but to its credit it only spends one chapter on this topic. Among other things this book covers a big and representative collection of kid-specific iPad aps. The aps are collected according to their general category, and are also listed according to the age or the school class. The aps are described in some detail, and they give you a better sense of what sorts of software is out there. I was particularly happy with all the educational aps. However, like all the other books that focus on the current iOS aps and similar software, this book will probably feel dated pretty soon, so if you are considering buying it you should go ahead and do so soon.

    The book is very well designed, with lots of colorful illustrations and screenshots. With its purchase you gain access for 45 days to the online electronic edition, which can be very useful to have in case you are traveling or are otherwise unable or unwilling to access the hardbound copy. You can read straight though the book, covering all the material, but this book is primarily written with the ease of access in mind to those chapters or sections that you need at that particular time. It is a wonderful little companion for your kids’ iPad.

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