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iPads @ the Library (Middletown): Learn About iPads

Training Sessions

The Regional E-Learning Initiatives Department and Gardner-Harvey Library developed three training workshops to help introduce faculty and staff to our new iPads. Sessions cover the basics of using the iPads and their updated iOS, as well as providing training on different apps that are useful both in and out of the classroom.

iPad Basics

Participants learn the fundamental operations of an iPad and become comfortable with navigation, settings, and basic device management. This session also explores some of the best and most useful iPad apps to get started with incorporating your iPad into your personal and professional lives.

iPads in the Classroom

In this session, we demonstrate several apps with instructional uses and engage participants in classroom scenarios that you could apply to your own courses. We provide interactive practice with the apps, and imagine ways to use the featured apps and others with our students.

iPad as a Production Tool

Looking to become more productive with iPads in your course or daily work flow? This session provides an exciting overview of productivity apps that you can use with your students or colleagues such as ShowMe, Explain Everything, ScreenChomp, Evernote, Skitch, VoiceThread, Audio Memos, Penultimate and Creative Book Builder. Most of these apps are free and easily accessible to both you and your students.


If you are interested in learning more about the iPads or would like to have an indivdual or group training session, please let us know.


Websites cover everything from the basics of using an iPad to providing lists of the best apps to help with different projects. 

iPad User Guide

  • From turning it on to setting up an email account, the step by step guide can show you how.

Kathy Schrock, iPads for Teaching

  • This site offers tips, tricks, and resources for teaching and learning with the iPad. It promotes the use of the iPad to support sound pedagogical practices and may provide professional development options.

EDUCAUSE - Tablets and iPads

  • This site contains all of the EDUCAUSE resources related to using tablets and iPads in the classroom.

Apple Education Seminars and Events

  • Join apple experts for online seminars covering a variety of topics, including Creating Learning Materials for Your Course, where you'll learn how to bring the power of iPad to your classroom with iTunes U.

iPad Training 101: A New User's Guide to the iPad 

  • This website give a good overview of downloading apps and organizing apps on your screens

iPad Basics: Navigation Tips and Settings 

  • A few more tips that were not shown in the above sites.

Articles and Books

Interested in reading up on how iPads have been used in schools or how you can apply them to your work and personal life? Check out some of these journal articles and books for more ideas:

Anthony, R., LeVitus, B., & Boyd, B. (2014). Killer presentations with your iPad: how to engage your audience and win more business with the world's greatest gadget. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. (Middletown)

Foote, C. (2010). Checking Out the iPad. Multimedia & Internet@Schools, 17(6), 17-19.

Gliksman, S. (2013). iPad in education for dummies. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons. (Middletown and Safari)

Gillum, S., & Chiplock, A. (2014). How to Build Successful iPad Programs in Health Science Libraries: A Tale of Two Libraries. Journal Of Electronic Resources In Medical Libraries, 11(1), 29-38. doi:10.1080/15424065.2014.876580

Gillispie, M. (2014). From notepad to iPad: Using apps and Web tools to engage a new generation of students. New York, NY: Routledge. (King)

Johnston, N., & Marsh, S. (2014). Using iBooks and iPad apps to embed information literacy into an EFL foundations course. New Library World, 115(1/2), 51-60. doi:10.1108/NLW-09-2013-0071

Jones, D. (2013). IPad for artists. Asheville, NC: Pixiq. (Middletown)

Jones, J. L., & Sinclair, B. (2011). Assessment on the Go: Surveying Students With an iPad. Journal Of Library Innovation, 2(2), 22-35.

Julian, S. (2013). Reinventing classroom space to re-energise information literacy instruction. Journal Of Information Literacy, 7(1), 69-82. doi:10.11645/7.1.1720

Lopresti, M. J. (2012). iPads in the classroom. Econtent, 35(3), 6-10.

Matamoros, A., & Neary, M. (2012). Librarians, legal research, and classroom iPads—a winning combination. AALL Spectrum, 17(1), 27-29.

Miller, W. (2012). iTeaching and learning. Library Technology Reports, 48(8), 54-59.

Nichols, J. A. (2013). iPads in the library: Using tablet technology to enhance programs for all ages. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. (ABC-CLIO)

Rossing, J. P., Miller, W. M., Cecil, A. K., & Stamper, S. E. (2012). iLearning: The future of higher education? Student perceptions on learning with mobile tablets. Journal Of The Scholarship Of Teaching & Learning, 12(2), 1-26.

Rudolph, T. E., & Leonard, V. A. (2014). Musical iPad®: Performing, creating, and learning music on your iPad®. Montclair, NJ: Hal Leonard Books.

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Gardner- Harvey Library
4200 N. University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042