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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Almost anything’s possible with an iPad by Ryan D. Wilson News Editor

There’s an app for everything, but you can do a lot for free, Garfield Elementary principal Jaclyn Pfizenmaier told community members in showing them how to use iPads in a Chamber-sponsored class Monday night.

Photo: Clay Center Dispatch

The first thing someone getting an iPad should do is to set up an Apple or iTunes ID, otherwise there’s not a lot than an iPad owner can do with their iPad, Pfizenmaier said. An Apple ID enables iPad owners to buy and download songs, apps, videos, TV shows, etc., through the Apple store.

An Apple ID can be set up without a credit card and there are lots of free apps and services that an iPad user can access “and not have a penny invested,” Pfizenmaier said.

To demonstrate how easy it is to use an iPad, Pfizenmaier showed videos of a 100-year-old learning to send her first e-mail on an iPad and a 2-and-half-year-old watching a movie with an iPad.

At times, teachers have had to let the kids take the lead and teach them how to use the iPads, Pfizenmeier said. That’s also good advice for other adults learning to use an iPad, she said. Garfield’s iPad class is held from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Friday, and new iPad users are welcome to join them, Pfizenmaier said.

The Chamber of Commerce is also planning a couple more iPad classes in December and January:

Because the first iPad 101 class was completely full Monday, the Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a second iPad 101 Class for Monday, Dec. 10. This session is designed for people who do not own an iPad but are interested in learning more. The class will get chance to use an iPad. Only a few people have signed up for this class of 15.

Session 2: iPad Family will be held Jan. 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Garfield Elementary Library. This session is designed for people who own an iPad and are wanting to learn what they can do in a family environment including photos, videos, Facetime, messages, etc. Nine seats are available for this class of 20.

Session 3: iPad Business will be held Jan. 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Garfield Elementary Library. This session is designed for business owners/managers who own an iPad and want to learn what they can do to enhance their business including, forms, organization, QR Codes, Facetime, and much more. Thirteen seats are available for this class of 20.
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Source: Clay Center Dispatch


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