iOS 16.1 - What’s your favorite new feature?

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I’m just exploring the update to iOS 16.1 on iPad. Lots of creative new features! Would love for us to share here what (so far) is a productivity feature or added technique that you think will enliven and enhance your lesson creation, student learning and teaching?

 

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Posted on October 26, 2022 in response to cherylD

The new Weather app on iPad! 🌧️ ☀️ 🌈

This will be a game changer in my Geography classes when students are learning about weather and climate!  


Screenshot from the new Weather app on iPad

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Posted on October 26, 2022 in response to cherylD

Ever since I saw the Lift Subject feature on the iphone iOS16 update I have been super keen for it to come to iPad so LOVE that is part of the new update! This will be an absolute game changer with projects in AR and media arts etc 🫶🏻

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Posted on October 26, 2022 in response to cherylD

The new Weather app on iPad! 🌧️ ☀️ 🌈

This will be a game changer in my Geography classes when students are learning about weather and climate!  


Screenshot from the new Weather app on iPad

Posted on October 26, 2022 in response to ehughes

Oh my gosh - I hadn’t seen this! Thanks Eoin. A very “cool” geography and climate science learning tool!


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Posted on October 26, 2022 in response to cherylD

Ever since I saw the Lift Subject feature on the iphone iOS16 update I have been super keen for it to come to iPad so LOVE that is part of the new update! This will be an absolute game changer with projects in AR and media arts etc 🫶🏻

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to cherylD

I'm super interested to hear people's thoughts - I feel like I haven't explored it fully yet.

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to cherylD

 

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to cherylD

We’ve used instant alpha in the past, but the new lift subject from background will make it easier for students to create images that personalize a habitat or enhance their story telling.

 

examples of students in a habitat, basketball game, or in front of Mount Rushmore.

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to Rachel_TechPlayTeach

Yes Rachel! I was waiting for the Lift Subject also to arrive on iPad. It certainly speeds up my work flow! And it takes several steps out of all my instructions on how to build montage posters or images in Pages and Keynote. Such a help!

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to JulieP

Nice, thanks Julie! I’m trying that now! Love your example.

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to 4Curiosity

Very cool. I agree, certainly makes creative projects easier to imagine and complete. Thanks for the examples!

Posted on October 28, 2022 in response to jj_pj

Two things I like in work flow, JJ, are adding Reminders to reply in Mail so when I forget that someone sent me an email I need to respond to, I can get reminded to do so.

I also like to be able to add customizable toolbars in Mail and other Apple apps.

Here is the Apple support feature list and the Apple new features list for iPadOS 16. I’ve got a lot to try!

Posted on October 29, 2022 in response to cherylD

I've noticed that punctuation has improved in dictation, which is a feature I use quite a bit, so that's been a real perk of the most recent update for me! Really loving all the thoughts in this thread and will definitely be checking back. Thanks for posting this question, Cheryl!

Posted on October 29, 2022 in response to cherylD

Today while I was working in Pages on a challenge for Native American Heritage month, I learned a couple of things.

1) To switch from word processing in Pages to page layout mode you now tap the little arrow in the upper left by the name of your document and select Document Options then Document Set up. Then the menu on the left will change to Document and you can select to turn off Document Body. It took me a while to figure this out. Prior I think we accessed it under the three dots in the upper right. I like the other features that are now easily accessible under the dropdown next to the Pages document name.

Switching from word processing to page layout in Pages
Switching from word processing to page layout in Pages
2) When you are copying an image from the web, you now have the ability to Copy Subject which provides the “lift out” feature that Rachel mentioned. You don’t have to save the image to Photos first. Also as a plus (and I may be behind the times on this), when you use the Mark up feature in a screen shot, if you draw a circle with your finger, complete the circle and hold for a second, it will turn your hand drawn squiggle into a proper circle. 
Copy subject when copying the image from the web
Copy subject when copying the image from the web

3) When making screen shots for my Pages activity I noticed that there are more saving and/or deleting options.

 

Copy and delete screenshot
Copy and delete screenshot
These features are making my workflow so much easier! 

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