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Stop Copying! How to do Workbook Activities on an Ipad

Have you ever wondered if you could save paper and time by doing workbook activities on an iPad or computer? The answer is yes! What's more, if the original copy is in color, you can maintain the color activities for no added cost! So stop copying and let me show you how to make a printed document or digital image/activity even more enticing and interactive on a computer or iPad.
How to do workbook pages on a tablet for free.
Here is a flowchart that shows the steps.
making images interactive on an ipad
Written Steps:
1) Printed documents should be scanned or photographed to your computer or tablet. You can also send images or documents to your email and access them from there.

2) Save your image, Doc, or PDF to Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, PowerPoint, or Microsoft Word.

3) Select an app. I like to use either Zoom or Procreate.

Directions for Zoom:
1) Find the document, pdf or image you want to use on your computer, and leave the window open so you can access it later while using Zoom. Please note that you can also access documents and images from Photos, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or a Website URL.

2) Create a video meeting with yourself if you are working with a student in person. When working with a student online, create a video meeting and invite them to join you with an email invitation.

3) Select the green button on the bottom of the Zoom window that says "Share Screen."

4) Select the document, image, or page that you would like to share.

Look for the black bar along the top of the screen and select annotate

5) Draw or write on the document by using the tools below.

6) Here is a video I created that demonstrates this strategy.

Directions for Procreate:
1) Send a file or image to Procreate from your email by selecting it and then selecting the box with an up arrow. Swipe until you find Procreate and select it. You can also import files directly from Procreate in the top left-hand corner - after you open a drawing. With Procreate you can import files from your photos, iCloud Drive, PowerPoint, Word documents or other similar apps on your iPad.

2) Draw over images or docs with all the many features in Procreate.
  • Please note that Procreate does one image at a time, while Zoom can access a whole document.
  • Procreate and Zoom are both accessible on an iPad, but Zoom is also accessible on all types of computers.
I hope you found this helpful!!  Please share your thoughts, ideas, and questions.

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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