Using iPad for Personal Productivity and Teaching
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Using iPad for Personal Productivity and Teaching

Leverage your iPad for personal productivity and content creation
3.6 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
386 students enrolled
Created by Abd Karim Alias
Published 7/2012
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV

This course is designed to help educators to leverage their iPad not only for self enrichment and personal/professional development but also as a tool to create and produce teaching resources for their courses.

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1 Lecture 14:44

This app allows you to use the iPad to create useful teaching resources. You can create professional slick dynamic presentations all on the iPad. You can start with a blank screen and start recording your presentation using the various tools available -- just like you use a whiteboard in a classroom. You can also import PowerPoint or Keynote presentation slide into the app (although I would recommend convert the pptx or keynote slides to pdf first). 

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Pocket, the app formerly known as Read It Later, is a utility that lets you save Web content (articles) for offline reading (without internet connection) on a variety of devices including tablets, smartphones, and desktops. Pocket saves content to iPad or iPhone from a variety of sources, syncs it across platform (iOS, Android, desktop), and makes it available for offline use. It's been an indispensable app for me!


If you want to download YouTube video (or any video from website and other video sharing sites) directly to your iPhone or iPad, this app will do it easily. With its integrated browser, search YouTube or any website for the video and simply download it directly to your devices. Create folders to organize your video. It's not free (I think USD3.99) but it's worth the price.

Video Downloader Super +

Readdledocs is one of the best file management app for iPad or iPhone. It works like a Finder on the Mac or Windows Explorer on Windows. Files can be group into folders and sub-folders. ReaddleDocs can sync a folder with online cloud services like Dropbox. This allows access to Dropbox files while offline.

Readdle Docs

Zite is a digital news magazine that would learn as you read it, constantly working to deliver you the best mix of content for your reading habits. It will get smarter the longer you use it because it will learn your reading interest and pull the latest articles from the relevant websites or blogs.


This is overview demonstrates the major features of Evernote for iPad. What is Evernote? Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity!

Evernote for iPad Overview

With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. The ability to mark-up or annotate PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader. The types of annotations that can be created and edited in GoodReader include typewriter text boxes, popup comments ("sticky notes"), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, cloudy shapes, text underlines, strikeouts, text insertion marks

Besides reading, you can also sync your files with remote servers:
• sync with iDisk, Dropbox, SugarSync and any WebDAV, AFP, FTP or SFTP server
• sync entire folders or individual files separately

ImportContent The new iTunes U app for iPad lets you subscribe to entire college courses. The courses can include video, audio, reading materials, apps, web links and other items. You can follow along with the course and take notes.

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ImportContent for comments and questions. The new version of iBooks for iPad allows you to read advanced textbooks. These can include interactive images, 3D objects and even review quizzes. You can add your own notes and then review them as Flash cards.

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ImportContent With AirPlay and the help of the Mac app AirServer, you can bring your iPad or iPhone's screen to your Mac. You can then capture the screen using your favorite video capture software. This new method replaces the old method of using expensive HDMI cables and capture hardware.

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ImportContent There are many tips and tricks you can use to make it easier to type on the iPad. You can hold down keys to bring up special characters, ignore apostrophes and learn to tap-hold-release to get to some characters with less effort. Also learn about splitting and undocking the keyboard on the iPad

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ImportContent iOS doesn't use a file system like a computer. Documents are stored with an their app. GoodReader is an app that lets you store and read a variety of documents on your iPad or iPhone. You can transfer files using iTunes, Dropbox, your own server or any number of other methods

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ImportContent Take a look at iMovie for the iPad 2. This simplified version of the desktop software allows you to put together clips you take with your iPad's cameras into short movies. You can choose a theme that determines the look of the transitions and titles. You can insert audio and photos

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In this video I will be giving you guys a full tutorial on the iMovie app for the new iPad. If you watch this video all the way through you will know everything you need to know to get started and make a stunning video from editing it on iMovie. This app works for iphone, ipad, and ipod. Enjoy!

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iMovie for iPad

Avid just released its new video editing software for the iPad. This is a review and tutorial on how to use the program.
In my opinion this video editing program blows Apple's iMovie out of the water. There are so many more features and ways to customize your videos. For only $4.99 in the app store you can't go wrong. Avid Studio for the iPad does have a slightly bigger learning curve than iMovie, but once you play with it for a while it's very easy to use. If you enjoy editing your videos and making movies, do yourself a favour and download Avid Studio for your iPad.

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Russell Brown uses Adobe Photoshop Touch for the first time and creates a composite image with layers, gradients, and text while using several different special effects.

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A look at Adobe's new Photoshop or PSTouch app for the iPad 2.

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In this video I demonstrate how to save a iWork or an iPad file directly to cloud storage other than directly from the iPad.

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Saving iPad Documents directly to Dropbox or iDisk

Dropbox is a Cloud Storage Service that allows you to save documents, pictures and video files to be shared amongst your various devices. Dropbox can be accessed via a web browser on a PC or Mac or via the Dropbox App on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad.

Dropbox is Free to use and you can sign up by going to, where you can also download the PC/Mac App. The Dropbox App is available for Free from the App Store.

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Abd Karim Alias
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Professor of Food Technology at Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Abd Karim Alias is a Professor of Food Technology at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and current Director of the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence (CDAE). He joined USM in 1994 and over the last 18 years has taught most of the food science and food technology courses in the curriculum. He always aspires to be a good educator and researcher. Enthusiasm, commitment, and creativity are the three elements that best define him as a teacher. Dr. Karim believes that teaching is an exciting adventure in which both the teacher and the students participate and cooperate to achieve a common goal. He has great interest in using the internet as an alternative medium for learning and teaching. He has developed and maintained a few teaching portals, websites, and blogs related to teaching/learning and research.