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Getting Started with iPad

A short video tutorial covering some of the key features of iPad. Learn about how to use gestures to navigate the iPad, explore some of the core apps and see how Accessibility features can support you to personalise learning for every child. Ideal for the complete beginner, useful for more experienced users too!

Grab and Go!

The learning activities below are designed to introduce some basic iPad skills to young children through fun and engaging contexts. Each activity has a diffferent curricular focus and could be adapted to suit the age and stage of your learners. Short demo videos let you see the activity in action and the downloadable support guides provide step by step instructions, as well some ideas for going a little further!

Grab and Go One:

We’re Going on a Shape Hunt!

A short Numeracy activity to try with your learners. This activity introduces the Camera app and provides some tips on taking and editing photos using the Markup tool.

Click on the image below to download the support guide for this activity.

Grab and Go Two:

Letters In My Name

A short Literacy activity to try with your learners. This activity builds on the skills learned in Grab and Go 1 and provides a fun introductions to the Clips app.

Click on the image below to download the support guide for this activity.

Grab and Go Three:

Speed It Up, Slow It Down

A short Health and Wellbeing activity to try with your learners. This activity introduces slo-mo and timelapse options wen creating videos using the Camera app and suggests some ways in which these features could support and enrich learning.

Click on the image below to download the support guide for this activity.

Wi-Fi Free Wins

No Wi-Fi? No problem! Try these simple activities to explore what the iPad can do without internet connection. Designed with children in P1-3 in mind, these short guides could be easily adapted to suit the age, stage and context of your learners.

Click here to view Wi-Fi Free Wins

5 Minute Finds

Short on time but keen to learn more? Our 5 Minute Finds series is made for you! Snappy little videos that walk you through key features you can use in the classroom and playroom to get the most from iPad.

All learning, no waiting! 

Air Drop

Send photos, videos and files between iPads in the classroom or playroom. Great for sharing learning and resources quickly and easily between devices.

Guided Access

Learn how to lock an iPad into a particular app and disable parts of the screen in just a few easy steps. Great for little learners or for helping students stay on task and engaged.

Useful Links

Below you will find some links to other useful resources and materials to support you when planning for digital learning experiences in Early Years and Primary.

Everyone Can Create Teacher Guide for Early Learners

Designed to help educators integrate creative skills into the topics and subjects they teach every day, this Teacher Guide for Early Learners helps teachers of learners ages 4-8 use iPad to creatively express themselves through drawing, music, video, and photo.

30 Creative Activities for Kids

Explore creative activities using the built-in features of iPad. Designed for children ages 4-8+, 30 Creative Activities for Kids can be easily tailored for a whole class, or family. 

Midlothian Digital Learning Festival

Catch up on a whole day of professional learning webinars focused on learning with and through digitial technologies in the Early Years.