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Pages for iPad: Page Layout
Design your own page layouts with Pages for iPad.
Create a new, blank document. Tap the Create Document button from the document manager and select a Blank template from the Basic category.
Open the Document Setup options. Tap the More Options button, then tap Document Setup.
Convert to Page Layout. Tap the Document button in the top-right corner. Turn off the Document Body option, tap Convert in the dialog, then tap Done. This creates a free-form, blank document with no text boxes.
Change the background. Tap the Format button, then tap Background and choose a color, gradient, or background image.
Add a text box. Tap the Insert button, then tap the Shape button. Tap Text in the Basic category. Insert your own text and customize the font, color, and style using the options under the Format button.
Add photos, shapes, and additional text boxes as needed to complete your layout. Drag to reposition objects on your page.
Design a flyer to promote the creativity club at your school. Print and post flyers around campus to inspire students to join.
Support exemplary digital citizenship behaviors by creating themed posters. Choose text and images for your layout that will reinforce your message.
Once you’ve customized a layout in a Pages document, you can save it as a custom template to use in future projects or share with others. Your custom templates can be synced across all your devices using iCloud, so you can create a template on your iPad and use it on your Mac, or vice versa.
Keynote for iPad:
Add drawings to slides with Keynote for iPad.
Add a drawing. Within your presentation, tap the Insert button, tap the Media button, then tap Drawing. If you have Apple Pencil, tap anywhere on the slide to start drawing.
Switch to a different drawing tool. Tap a tool at the bottom of the screen. Tap the tool again to adjust the stroke size (line thickness).
Change colors. Tap the current color at the bottom of the screen, then tap a new color from the window that appears.
Fill an area with color. Tap the fill tool, then tap an enclosed area to fill it with color. You can also draw using the fill tool to create shapes filled with color.
To draw or write finer details, pinch to zoom in.
Personalize presentations with hand-traced photos, shapes, tables, or charts. Add an object to a slide, trace it using the drawing tools, then delete the underlying object.
Focus your audience’s attention on slides through simple decorations and highlights. You can underline words, annotate images, or emphasize trends in a chart.
You can animate a drawing so it plays in the presentation as if it’s being drawn — from blank canvas to finished product. Try adding a drawing, then apply the Line Draw animation to it.
iMovie for iPad: Green Screen
Superimpose video clips using green-screen effects with iMovie for iPad.
Add a background clip. Select a photo or video clip and add it to the timeline. This shot will be the background of the scene.
Add a green-screen clip. From the media browser, select a clip of a subject recorded in front of a solid green or blue backdrop, tap the More Options button, then tap Green/Blue Screen.
The green-screen clip is added to the timeline, stacked on top of your background clip. Any parts of the green-screen clip that are green or blue automatically become transparent so the background clip shows through.
Adjust the green-screen effect. Tap the Adjust button and drag the Strength slider to change the amount of green or blue removed from the background to create the most realistic blending of the two shots.
Trim out parts of the green-screen clip. Tap the Mask button, then drag the corners of the frame to crop out portions of the green-screen clip that you don’t want to show.
Wander through a land of make-believe. Add student-created illustrations as backdrops to create fictional settings for your movie.
Travel back in time. Place a subject in front of archival photos and video clips of historical events for a report that brings history to life.
Use the green- or blue-screen effect to add custom graphics to your movie. Create a still or animated graphic with a solid green or blue background in Keynote, export it, then add it as an overlay.
GarageBand for iPad:
Record your voice with GarageBand for iPad.
Open the Audio Recorder. In the Sound browser, swipe to Audio Recorder and tap Voice.
Choose a sound preset. Tap Studio, then tap the microphone in the middle. Scroll to the bottom of the list of presets and tap Narrator, then tap Done.
Turn the metronome off. Tap the Metronome button.
Turn on automatic recording length. Tap the Song Section button, tap Section A, then turn on Automatic. This allows you to record however much you like.
Record your voice. Tap the Record button. After the count-in, record your voice into the mic. Tap Stop when you’re finished.
Listen to your recording. Tap Go to Beginning to go to the beginning of the timeline, then tap Play.
Switch to Tracks view. Tap the Tracks View button so you can see the recording you made in the first row — or track — of your project.
Interview an expert and gather insights on a topic you’re teaching. Place iPad between the subject and the interviewer so questions and answers can be heard clearly in the recording.
Use audio recording to track student progress in reading fluency. Record a student reading a passage, then after the student has practiced a few times, record again and compare the results.
Get clearer voice recordings with less background noise by recording with headphones that have a built-in microphone. Adjust the settings so you can hear previously recorded tracks as well as your own voice as you record a new track.
Learn how teachers are using Apple resources in their classrooms.
Lubbock-Cooper High School
“Throughout my journey as an Apple Teacher, I’ve learned how to integrate apps into my curriculum for a more differentiated experience. I’ve incorporated things like video and podcast creation to help my students learn in more memorable ways.”
Digital Learning Coordinator
Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District
“Apple Teacher and Everyone Can Create inspire teachers to take all the amazing lessons they’ve already developed and integrate meaningful technology projects that speak to a diverse array of learning styles.”
Ann Parish Elementary
New Mexico, USA
“The ATLC has inspired me to create more meaningful lessons. Video projects bring reading and writing to life, GarageBand helps us explore fractions, and Swift Playgrounds reinforces problem solving and perseverance.”
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Apple Distinguished Educators
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Today at Apple
Educators can join free sessions in-store and online that inspires hands-on creativity in photography, art, design, coding, music, and more using iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Curricula and Project Guides
Learn how to integrate creativity and coding into every lesson, even if you’re new to the subject.
Everyone Can Create
Project guides that help teach students to develop and communicate their ideas through drawing, photography, video, and music.
Everyone Can Code
Resources that help teachers introduce students to real Swift code through interactive puzzles, playful characters, and activities for both inside and outside the classroom.
Develop in Swift
Curricula and free online professional learning that makes it easy for teachers to get started and help students dive right into designing and developing apps.
Simplify daily teaching tasks and provide personalized learning for each student.
The Classroom app is a versatile teaching assistant that lets you take charge of every iPad and Mac in the classroom to keep students on track.
The Schoolwork app lets you easily assign anything from worksheets to activities in educational apps, follow students’ progress, and collaborate in real time.